...I have to admit it.
I was the pouty kid who didn't want to go back to school.
I wanted to sleep in a few more days.
I wanted to go to more rummage sales.
I wanted to plant more flowers and pull more weeds.
Since summer finally made it to the Pacific Northwest,
it didn't seem right to sit at the dining room table,
surrounded by books, markers, files and computers.
Meanwhile, my 8 year old daughter kept yelling,
"I can't wait for school to start.
I'm so excited for third grade!"
But, enthusiasm is contagious.
Join me at
to find out how I managed to drag myself to the starting line.