Here in North Alabama, school started on August 5. I know as a person gets older, time goes much faster than it did in younger days. But this summer zipped by so fast that I didn’t feel like I participated in it at all!! I did get my yearly trip to Houston (I’m glad that didn’t pass me by!) but it seems like that was just last week when it was actually in June. My guess is that Lucy being gone for 6 weeks has something to do with it. I didn’t feel like I saw her very much this summer….probably because I didn’t! She goes to Wisconsin and I fully support that although I miss her quite a bit. But here we are buying notebooks and folders and paying school fees. Costs that add up with three kids. But despite my complaint that the summer is too short, it is good to have them back in school. Back to early mornings and homework and structure in the day. This is the last year that I will have three kids in school. Not just three kids in school; three kids in HIGH school. They are all at the same school now and that has made things a little simpler for me. Next year comes college and all that college implies………….