It has begun.  I sat in my kitchen this morning as the first rays of light began creeping through the blinds.


Last month I found this indigo dyed table runner for $3.  I like how it looks on top of the French linen mangle cloth I use on my table (which I obviously don’t bother to iron!)  As we swing into school I find myself wanting to simplify everything in the house to a clean blue and white color scheme.  I’m not sure why; perhaps the simplicity of it speaks to what I’m trying to feel inside.  Perhaps I like the contrast it provides for the family room full of school supplies ready for use.  Maybe it reminds me what a fresh start the school year is for all of us.


My 7th grader started today.  Tomorrow six of them will go.  One starts kindergarten in a week.  It will take a couple of weeks for things to shake out and for a real schedule to come together, probably after Labor Day.  It’s the time of year when we have feet in two different worlds and I hope the transition is a good one.  I want to be the calm in the storm for all of them as they find their bearings.


Calm and ready.  And simple.  Waiting for what lies ahead.

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