I always think of September as a fresh start. I think it is from memories from childhood of the school year starting. But for me September feels more like the beginning of a new year than January does. A chance to start fresh. After a very weird summer with unexpected illness,cancelled vacations, too much t.v. , and way too much indoor time we have lost all sense of daily rhythm and routine. I am looking forward to building a better rhythm for our family now. Papa was overloaded with working all day and then coming home to have to feed and help with the kids while I was too sick to take care of it myself.Papa also has his own way of doing things that changed our old routine drastically. Now he is laid off from work and we have a lot of time together, but it seems like each of us is getting less accomplished during the days because of this.
Sophie started school today and it feel like a good time for all of us to get the rhythm back into our days. Time to end the chaos of this past summer and find some peace again.
I spent Labor Day weekend deep cleaning and organizing our apartment. I spent a day on each room and still have several to go but it feels so good to start fresh and start to get rid of the clutter that I feel I have been drowning in in the past months. Seriously it got so bad I was afraid the producers from the t.v. show Hoarders was going to come knocking on my door.
Here's to fresh starts whenever we find them.....