First off, we listed our house for sale last night! Finally! After 3 weeks of non-stop working on it it's up for sale. Don't get me wrong, there's still lots to do (isn't there always), but there should be some calm here soon.
There must be some secret to taking interior house photos that I haven't learned yet. Man, is it hard! I'm used to taking pictures OF light, and now it's in the way. I'm feeling a little vulnerable having our house up on the market. Naked. Exposed. Of course, I have a blog that has pictures and lots of writing about us, but it's different because I get to choose what the world sees. With a house they see every messy little corner.
Secondly, today is my daughter's first day of kindergarten! For 20 minutes anyway. She's so excited, I'm so excited - she's really ready and I think she''ll get a lot out of it. But we both recognize that it's the end of an era. The end of little kid freedom, and the start of learning to play within the rules. It's also the start of packed lunches, consent forms, after-school activities, and since she's the first one I'm a little scared about how we're going to manage to keep up with it all. I think there'll be lots of hugs and cuddling today.
Thirdly, there's the welcome to school party that i somehow agreed to. Oh boy, did she have plans! She was getting way carried away (confetti?!) and my first inclination was an outright "NO!" But starting school is something worth celebrating so we're trying to do it in a manageable way (think slowcooker and corn on the cob on the bbq).