To celebrate the end of the first week of school, I give you Rudbeckia blooming in my mother’s garden. Yellow and green were her favorite colors, and she liked these flowers especially.
I’ve always thought the name was funny, because it sounded like I’d been naughty.
After a happy beginning the rest of the week has been difficult, because one girl hates school and the other loves school but hates to get up in time for that 7:15 a.m. bus. And my husband had minor surgery, about which we had both forgotten until yesterday (the day it happened), because that’s exactly how well we’re doing right now.
I’m also trying to figure out how to balance catching up on All the Important Tasks We Ignored While Our Mothers Were Dying while also Doing Fun and Interesting Things With the Preschooler and Making Time For My Creative work. I have approximately 40,000 ideas for creative projects, so I need to prioritize a bit, and maybe set a schedule.