Tuesday, August 26, 2008

music and chocolate

We returned from our end of the summer vacation on Saturday. To a million and one things to do.  
On top of the list was getting ready for the new school year that started yesterday.  And although I didn't think that I was ready for my children to go back to school, I must admit I was a little giddy when I returned to my empty house.  And I did what I do every year on the first day of school.  I blared music throughout the house and I made brownies. (Usually a box mix, but yesterday I made these.)  It was a very good day.  

40 comments:

lindy said...

My kids start tomorrow and I'm so sad. I live for summer vacation and I'll miss my kids being around. (And my son is a freshman and daughter starting junior high!) I think I'll make a batch of those brownies to cheer myself up!

APA said...

May you all have a very good school year!

nicole said...

Oh, those sea salt brownies again. Gotta make me some of those.

Happy "back to school" to everyone.

Stacey said...

I don't have kids, but I have to say, my neighborhood gets much quieter this time of year! Our schools open tomorrow! Yay!

sheepish one said...

i have a couple of years until i've got an empty house during the day, and strangely, gavin is really sensitive to loud music and noise... no music through the house for me! but i think i could still enjoy some sea salt brownies. ;-)

emily said...

oh, your lucky children! those brownies are the best. happy empty house.

Sarah Jackson said...

That's a great way to spend the first day! I'm still amazed at how much I can get done by noon with them gone, and then realize that I still have 2 more hours to go. I'll tire of the empty soon, but for now we should both enjoy.

Maybe I should go make some brownies.

Veronique said...

Sounds like you'll have more time to knit :)

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

YAY for blaring music--I love that! Did you dance at all?;)

kim said...

I love that backpack! Yummy brownies... Remember, don't run with scissors!

house on hill road said...

yay for school! i like the empty house feeling - i might actually be able to clean it now...

Kristyn Knits said...

yay for school!
and how awesome are you...arriving home just two days before school started and you were ready for it!

Knitterella said...

Here's to a great school year and more time to knit!

lucy said...

I still have this week before she goes back to school and then I can celebrate some sort of freedom just like you! Enjoy yourself L!

Windy Knitty said...

Music and brownies... sounds like the perfect day!

Molly said...

mine go back next tuesday. we are savoring the last few days together. I'm not ready either, not at all.

lucky knitter said...

Mmmm... those brownies look yummy!

fromallstitchedup said...

hI have always loved fall and the back to school routine! Enjoy ! Thanks for the compliments on my hats. I was so thrilled to have a comment from you on my blog. I think I'm ready to get it out into the world. You are my idol as far as blogs go so it meant alot to get your comment. Thanks

Philigry said...

oh, sounds fun, you wild woman, you!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Happy New School Year to your kids!

Love the blaring music and brownies! It'll be a long while before I experience that peace. Jorn is just starting and Simonne is years off...

Alisha said...

I'll be giddy next Tuesday lol

Glad your summer was a success and here is to a great school year!!

cyndi said...

Mine went back to school 8/11...too early for me...& them! I have two son's - one a junior, the other a freshman - YIKES! They grow soooo fast! The house is quiet but not our lives - both play football for their school so we are always on the move! Love the backpack - where from? Happy back to school & quiet knitting time! Ready to see some of your knitiing.:)

cyndi said...

Mine went back to school 8/11...too early for me...& them! I have two son's - one a junior, the other a freshman - YIKES! They grow soooo fast! The house is quiet but not our lives - both play football for their school so we are always on the move! Love the backpack - where from? Happy back to school & quiet knitting time! Ready to see some of your knitiing.:)

Sandy said...

Sounds like a great day! I have to try those brownies.
I love an empty house too.

MadMad said...

I have to steer clear of the brownies until I repair the damage from all the fried clams and ice cream, and I probably won't blare any music because I can't wait to relish the sheer and utter silence... but I'm totally with you on the spirit of the thing. Yay for back to school! Hope they had a great day, too!

Jess said...

How nice. Brownies, music, alone time... sounds dreamy. :)

KeanaLee said...

I blare music when i cool too! Frank Sinatra is my choice, what's yours?

Seanna Lea said...

I found my black salt last night, which I might have to use for this. I really wish I could find the vendor I used for my specialty salts (she was at the farmer's market last year), because I'm sure she has the perfect salt for these brownies!

pungsnotded said...

Brownies and Loud Music! Perfect!

peaknits said...

What a great day - I would have loved to drive by and heard the loud music outside! too funny - a sign a true joy:) And those brownies, omg, they sound divine!

JL said...

yummy brownies and happy schooling !

I love that backpack - is my fav colour.

Meggie said...

I always wondered what Moms did on the first day of school after their kiddos got on the school bus. Now I know!

Nora said...

All I could think when reading this was: More knitting time!! :)

Jane said...

a week from today! although i will be a bit sad this year since we had such a good time together.

Ramona said...

Your sea salt brownies are definitely on my list of things to bake. I love the combination of salt and chocolate.

La Cabeza Grande said...

You may have "a million and one" things to do, but remember: if you want to do something really well, you should give it your full attention.

I know this is a few days late but I have every confidence that the fambly will pull together and get stuff done!

tiennie said...

Hooray for the start of school! Oops...maybe I shouldn't cheer too loudly in front of my kids?

SMF.sportychic said...

Happy start to the school year, I love Libby's back pack, so cute!

amandajean said...

here's to a great school year! I'm excited for cookie of the week to start up again. :)

my kids' first full day is tomorrow and I think I am ready! (I still have a babe at home, though.)

Kaet said...

i love the start of school and i am not a student or a parent! but i still feel the rush of excitement when i see the kids move into the dorms and wait for the bus!