Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy August 1st! by June Sproat

August holds many different meanings for me as I assume it does for others. When I was a little kid, it meant vacation time because that is when my dad always took his vacation at work. I really never understood that because it was the hottest time of the year. He would do a lot of work around the house, painting the gutters and eves, cleaning windows, all that outdoorsy stuff that needed to be done. We would occasionally throw in a short trip or visit to the museums, but I what I remember mostly is that it was HOT!

So, here we are again, the dog days of summer. Now August holds a different meaning to me. It means back to school time! Once I see the back to school supplies come out I run down the isle and go look at all the lovely school supplies. My kids roll their eyes and pretend they don’t know me, except for the youngest one, she is still young enough to admit to being mine.

Whatever August means to you, whether it’s the end of something or a beginning of a new thing, I hope it is a pleasant time for you.

Have a great week!



Debra St. John said...

I have to admit, I'm not quite looking forward to going back to school yet. I have two weeks of summer vacation left, and I'm going to try not to even think about school until then. Once back in the swing of things, I'll get rolling...

And I love your youngest she still my biggest fan? Tell her I said hello!

CA Verstraete said...

I admit a weakness for datebook calendars. Still prefer writing in one, and always looking at new styles!

June said...

Hey Deb,
Yes, my youngest is still your biggest fan. She always wants to hang out with you! I can understand your not wanting to go back to school, but I bet all the parents can't wait!!

I love datebook calendars. Little ones, big ones, doesn't matter - they keep me on track!

Thanks for commenting,

Morgan Mandel said...

I love the back to school sales. I can always find some great folders and other stuff to use for my writing.

Morgan Mandel

June said...

Hi Morgan,
I know, there is nothing bad about a nice clean notebook - unless you don't want to ruin with writing, then that is bad!!