It is hard to believe that summer is almost over. This one felt particularly short for some reason. I am so grateful for all the fun we managed to squeeze into our 10 week break, but I wish we had a couple of more to look forward too before we get back in the school routine. However, since I do not decide the school calendar I have to face back-to-school organization and get to work whether I like it our not. Clothes, school supplies, sports equipment, and more all need to be acquired and organized. Summer clothes can be put away, hair needs to be trimmed, and the pantry needs to be stocked.
It usually takes me a couple of weeks to get my school rhythm down before things run smoothly. There are always a few late wake-ups when I scramble to get the kids out the door. And there are plenty of evenings when dinner time sneaks up on me no matter how judicious I try to be about homemade meals. These are the nights I rely on my favorite easy peasy pasta dinners.