Monday, August 15, 2011

Feeling the Back To School Blues

About this time of the year I start to feel the blues.
Why?  My children return to school.
So how do I cure these blues you ask?

Hit the thrift shops!

Isn't this sweet blue pitcher unique.
It was hand painted in  Picked it up for $1.00

"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands ...."
Thought this world globe might come in use for my son.  Paid $2.00 for it.

Picked up this University of Western Ontario beer stein for no particalur reason.
The University itself is only 30 minutes away from our home, maybe someday my daughter might go here instead of 3000 miles away in BC.

I will miss her so much when she leaves.

 Now I have somewhere to put my wine bottles....$2.00.

Some pretty pink and red dishes.  They were 25 cents each.
Got the red candles for Xmas - they were 50 cents for the two.

...speaking of Christmas...

.....pretty Xmas mugs for $1.00.


Back to school.
Means the end of summer.  I am all summer girl here!
Never liked it as a kid, don't like it now!
I am not ready for my children to go.
I will miss our long days together.  Laughing, joking around, cooking, talking.
They will miss sleeping in until noon each day.
We will miss our great day trips. Daughter and I gardening together while son cuts the grass.
Sitting around the quiet house as we all read our novels.
Or sitting around the bonfire trying to out do each others ghost stories!
The two of them in the backyard barbequing, while I watch them from the garden swing.
I love spending summer with my children.

Sometimes it is just so hard to see my little chick-a-dee's return back to school.
I wish you could have stayed toddlers forever!


I will be joining Linda at Coastal Charm

Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours

and Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. I know how you feel.. mine are all grown up and I still miss them being away from home.. although one is back!! Yeah for me!!

  2. I used to feel that way too when mine were younger and every fall that melancholy feeling comes back for a day or two. It soon passes. You found some nice things at the thrift store. I like those mugs and the plate with the blue/greenflowers. Pretty.

  3. Love your thrift store finds. The globe and the pitcher are my favorites. Found you over at Pam's Treasure Hunt Thursday.

  4. Gasp! I swoon for anything blue and white. Love the pitcher! Found you at From My Front Porch To Yours. Pop over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn