August 25, 2010

Summer's End

Hello friends! Well, summer vacation has come to a screeching halt officially yesterday. The kids are back in school....and that is always bittersweet for me. Of course, it's another clear reminder of the fast paced passing of time. And it's the beginning of checking in with them every evening to make sure papers are done, homework is completed, books are read, activities are attended. That can be exhausting at times. But they are both growing into fine little human beings...and I'm proud of how far they've come...even just over summer vacation. Also, I kind of like the routine of the school year. My favorite part of the day is that little window of time that I have between dropping them off at school, and needing to be at work. The house is all mine (and Luke's) and it's a chance to get a few things done. Or nothing, if I'm lucky enough to have nothing that needs to be done. (ha, yeah right!)
The landscape has changed quite a bit in the shop/studio too. All that wonderful help I had all summer....those girls had to go back to school too, darn it. They were SO great....and they are missed! They prepped so many pieces for me.....I have a mountain of work to do that will keep me busy into the holidays! Thank you, Nicki, Lacey, Emily and Emma!!! Angie and I miss you!!!
We are enjoying LOVELY weather here....temps in the 70's during the day, and nice, chilly nights. Hallelujah! Enjoy your day!!!


lilylovekin said...

Yes summer is at its end and in some ways it feels like it never started, time goes so fast. I'm glad you find a little time to your self during the day and that your children are doing well.

Dyche Designs said...

Summer seems to be closing to an end with us too and signs of fall are making their appearance. Have fun getting back into a routine and surviving without your helpers. :0)

Rebecca Anthony said...

I'm with you, back in the routine of kids at school again. I do like routine and the quiet moments of alone time before the afternoon rush of homework and dinner etc..

adee said...

Hello there!

What a gorgeous blog you have here!
Amazing art!
I've added your etsy to my favs!
I love the heat and the amount of light we get in summer!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Oh I feel the soaring
in your whimsical wing,
feather-light and lifty:)
Happy back to school days;
enjoy the new rhythm.

Dita Maulani said...

Hi Dori. Thank you for stopping by on my blog. Yours are great!
In Indonesia we only have rainy season and dry season, I'm not really sure if dry season is over. It is hot, bright morning until 4pm and the same day can be followed by heavy rain in the night. No summer holiday.

rachel awes said...

i looooove your
soaring wing...
you know how to
paint such a
time & thing
*** pretty ***

chrissy said...

loving your soar!
i hear you on the evening checkups...i have 5 little rugrats to corral and it is tiring to keep on top of everyone isn.t it.
keep soaring.

Kim Mailhot said...

I want these wings...

saying goodbye to the summer is hard . It was a great one if a fast one for me. I am trying to use those good vibes to just stay well whatever the season.
I hope the fall brings you some magical moments too.

Biz said...

That soar painting is stunning!