Friday, August 31, 2007


It's the Friday before school starts, you know.

Fall is my favorite time of year. Since I am not the world's biggest fan of summer, I welcome the cooler weather, the changing leaves and the return of schedules and routines. It is good to reconnect with all the friends we haven't seen over the summer, and jump into fall activities.

Fall makes me happy.

So Labor Day Weekend is a favorite. Much more so than Memorial Day Weekend.

We don't have any big plans for the long weekend, except for our first time to church with Tejan and the Labor Day Symphony concert in the park that we attend every year. This year we're going early and meeting friends with picnics. We LOVE the symphony in the park. It's close enough to walk to and on Sunday I can sit out on my porch and listen to the musicians rehearse.

And the best part? Scurrying home afterwards, because 'it's a school night!'

We've already been to the school a couple of times this week - to register Tejan and to help stuff packets to go home with students on the first day of school. T. met his teacher yesterday - a wonderful, sweet Christian who will be a perfect fit for him. He was a bit shy and embarrassed to meet her, but she was able to pull him in and within minutes he was introducing her to others, holding her hand and saying "This is my teacher." As he says, it is good.

Asia got home last night. Tejan told me two nights ago that on Monday morning he kept waiting for 'Uncle' to come out of our room. I guess I failed to tell him that he was going to be in Seattle all week and that I had taken him to the airport early in the morning before anyone else was awake.

"I kept thinking he was still asleep in your room! I wondered when Uncle was going to awaken..."

until that night when I prayed as I tucked the boys into bed - and prayed for Asia to have a good week in Seattle... oops! I promised to tell Tejan first thing in the morning next time Asia is out of town.

Yesterday he went and played at our friends' house while the kids and I had dentist appointments. (No cavities - yay!) He had a great time and asked last night at bedtime if he could go back to Auntie Monique's house again today. I am amazed at how well he adapts to new people and situations. He is such a friendly boy.

I'm off to work today. I feel so removed from the store after being on vacation all last week and having the month off from classes. It will be good to be back.

Happy weekend, friends. Yay for September!!!


  1. Cathy - this is such a journey you are all on and I think Tejan is so lucky to have you!
    Change is always hard but takes to such wonderful places sometimes.

    And I am just loving reading his thoughts on life in America!!!

  2. He sounds like a wonderful boy. I love his observations. Have a great weekend!

  3. your life has changed again, no?

    I am so glad to be back to school. That thrill always lasts for a week or two. Then I am ready for summer again! There's a lot of pressure to conform to that schedule!

  4. We wtill have another week before preschool begins. We pay for the entire month and only get half- what gives??

    Enjoy the symphony, daaaarling.

  5. First day of school here today. Thought I was excited for it. Now I am crying! I like the kids home with me, but this summer was crazy, so I was looking forward to the routine. Guess not as much as I thought! Altho Regis and Kelly and a cup of coffee without whining and interruption is divine!

    Tejan sounds like a wonderful boy, seems he is blessing you as much as you are a blessing to him!


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