All over blogland I have seen people writing about how they are feeling the change in season and, I must admit, I am kind of feeling it too. The boys both went back to school on Friday, Will to his new secondary school and Joe back to the primary to start year 2. Will has been so laid back about starting secondary that I've been pretty chilled out about it too, but I do feel a little anxious about Joe still. He was fine on Friday - his TA was waiting outside for us so that I wouldn't have to go in with him and they're going to continue to do that next week, to try and get him used to going in on his own, but I'm not sure how he'll be with that. We'll see.
September marks the start of peak birthday season in our family - all four of our birthdays fall within an 8 week window, starting with Peter's 40th this coming week (and my own 40th a month later - eek! how did that happen? I could have sworn I only just turned 30!). Unfortunately, the boys aren't so keen on the idea of lots of handmade gifts so some shopping has to be done, and as soon as all the birthdays are out of the way we are straight into Christmas! Ack, I hate Christmas shopping! (and I can't believe I'm even talking about the C word now either! Sorry, I'll stop now)
I haven't been up to anything very much this last week or so. I have a couple of rather big and tedious jobs on the to-do list (Peter's tax return and a pile of 15 curtain panels to be hemmed for the school's Santa's Grotto) which are kind of putting me off starting anything else until they are out of the way. You'd think I would just get on with them wouldn't you? But no, I've been reading instead, two very absorbing books that had been sitting in the to-read pile for ages.
Both very good books. I'll warn you though, When Will There be Good News? is not a happy book. It sort of works out ok in the end, but it really does seem like just one bad thing happening after another - I think that's what kept me reading it, I just wanted to know if anything good was ever going to happen?
Hopefully next time I'll have something crafty to show you.
Have a great week!