The first day of homework and with it, homework drama. Oh right…totally forgot about this part of school; I didn’t miss it at all. But here we are and I suppose the kids need to adjust back to school routines too – it’s an adjustment for us all. This Fall we’ll be entrenched in middle school applications: school tours, interviews for the kid and a lot of hand wringing. This is what happens when families stop moving to the suburbs – not enough spaces in the city schools, and so it’s like a fierce competition. All these Brooklyn families in our public school district fighting for a seat in middle school. It’s not stressful at all (that was sarcasm if you couldn’t tell). Lord, help us.
In other mundane life news, I started exercising again. I basically stopped any kind of physical activity over the summer. I became a lump on the bed or the couch (more so than usual) and if I was at the office, I became a lump on a chair. I’m blaming all of this on the grieving process, but I’m slowly shaking it off. It almost feels like I pushed some sort of reset button on life after the summer and things are moving again. Do I need a fitbit?
Speaking of vanity, Fall is the season when I get the most obsessed with clothes and fashion. There isn’t much of a Fall clothing budget to speak of this year (hello, braces for the 10 year old), but I do love to window shop on the internet and look at all the pretty things. I’m also “guest” pinning my favorite looks from New York Fashion Week day by day over here. Please follow along as I’ll be pinning from other design, fashion and food events around the world as they happen. I know, I know. I’ve come over from the dark side of Pinterest ambivalence and have even been more active on my own Pinterest account. What is this world coming to?
P.S. Those pencils up there? Those are just some from my pencil collection that I’ve had since high school. Do you know how old that makes them??