I was having a hard time believing my eyes on the school supplies being neatly stacked when I was at the big box store the other day. .
I thought perhaps I was seeing office supplies. ..so I looked closer and. . .
saw the tell tale signs of crayons and scribblers.
I then was further amused to see several families stocking up whilst the supply was fresh.
And then. . .I had a "aha" moment. .
If school supplies are neatly stacked on the shelves by August 1st. . .
perhaps . . .the fall clothes are also in the stores.
Shopping for the "school clothes". . .
was is so much fun.
I clearly remember the yearly trek to buy one new outfit to add to the homemade things my mom would make.
Now and then my favorite auntie would add one additional piece to the stack. . .
and I'd be set.
Our boys had uniforms through grade school and so the clothing shopping was rather uninteresting . . .save for the all important shoes. . . but the love for searching for the new outfit for school hasn't really left me.
Over the years I've looked for new applicants for my love of new outfit shopping and in the last few years I've found the perfect candidates.
Grands. . .they have
no little opinion yet. . .so they are the perfect test subjects to try fashions that look very similar to what I wore in the 70's but somehow much cuter. This year. . .the embroidered jeans and printed raglan tops for girls are featured.
I added Kanneloni Macaroni to the list of test subjects that really needs a pair of jeans for fall.
So. . .off I went. . .list in my pocket. . .though I didn't really need it.
I browsed and could have purchased matching tops. . but then the fun would be over too quick.
Today is British Columbia Day. . .and the BC flag has been hoisted to honour this day.
I'm going to use this day to begin my annual blogging sabbatical.
I'll freshen my thoughts and take a extended recess from pounding out my weekday post.
Since we still have to eat even when we are giving our creative writing a recess. .
the girls and I will be taking turns cooking something up in the kitchen every day.
Please come and look for us there....seven days a week.
August long weekend marks the beginning of part two summer fun.
I'm ready for it. . .here I come.