I officially declare today, Sept. 24th, the first day of school. Yes, I know my kids have been in school a month already, but just like my summer started a month late, my school year has started a month late. This is the first day I have my full two days with out my kids to get stuff done, the first week my house has felt somewhat back to normal after the flood and J and I got to go away this weekend and make some goals for the year. So therefore, its today. And I'm feeling good, have some energy, I'm going to drink more water and less coffee. I'm going to spend time with Jesus in the afternoon instead of a nap and I'm getting my to do list back up on the wipe board. I'm excited. It feels good. It feels like the first day of school to me. I think as a mom, the first day of school is more important than New Years Day. Its time to make new routines and start back up old ones that I know work. I'm ready to start this year... a month late.