Normally by Labor day I am ready for our school year, down to every detail, even the fall baby years. This year our summer began and ended with my father's serious heart troubles. He had open heart surgery last week and though his recovery is going well, he is still at great risk and won't be home from the hospital for a few days yet.
When one of my parents has a health problem, it isn't just the worry and the need to help them, but the care and medical needs of my two younger sisters must be attended to as well. Summer has been filled with plenty of fun and good stuff, but helping my parents and worrying about them ('cause that is so productive you know) has rather consumed my time.
So... I am not ready. I have most of the books, but few supplies and my tech department is still working on computers for the math programs and writing papers. (I hate a line up for the computer to do math.) I'll get at least a 'start up' week roughed out and hopefully into full swing next week. St. A.'s begins next week and I have learned it's hard to start before that anyway because the kids tend to make a flurry of social plans in their last week of freedom. LOL
End of summer fun: beautiful face painting done at Old St. Pat's Labor Day Festival.
Praying that it all comes together as well as possible and that God blesses us with a fruitful school year. Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, pray for us.