The last week has been a getting-ready week.
There is a pile of brand-new notebooks, pencils, pens, paper, crayons, and folders on the dining room table, awaiting the first day of school for The Boy at the STEM charter school.
There is sugar, butter, flour, food coloring, and fondant in the kitchen, and chicken in the refrigerator, awaiting transformation into a birthday cake and fried chicken dinner for The Boy’s 11th birthday.
There is a case of bottled water, a pantry full of non-perishable food, ice in the freezer, flashlights, batteries, candles, and a weather eye trained on, and awaiting, Hurricane Irene. We are ready.
See you on the other side.