So today is the first day of school for my kids. Last night at around 1:30am, after catching up on a bunch of other stuff, I finally started getting the kids’ stuff together for school. I had actually gotten a jump on their school supplies about a month ago, when I didn’t have their lists yet, and I did fairly well. I guessed right on about half of it, like notebooks and folders and pencils and some other accessories. The rest I just ordered from Staples. The school will survive if they bring the rest of their stuff in on Monday.
What I didn’t notice, however, the first time I read Jake’s supply list a few weeks ago, was that he was supposed to bring in a one-to-two page biography of himself. So instead of relaxing for the last twenty minutes before his first day back, he was frantically scrambling to get this first assignment done. He got about half a page written before I had to drag him out the door. So now he’ll be starting off on the wrong foot with his new teacher, through no fault of his own.
I hung around school for about an hour helping to sell gym uniforms, which was a mob scene. And now, I’m going back to bed. Three-and-a-half hours of sleep will not cut it. Don’t call, don’t ring the bell!
Later tonight I’ll be heading out to a Fashion Week event hosted by Lenovo. Up until now I’ve avoided all Fashion Week events, because they fall at a bad time of year and the more distance between me and models, the better. But I can’t resist tech events, so off I’ll go, probably dressed in something less than fashionable. Here’s hoping I don’t have to stand next to anyone thinner than a pencil.
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