School's started again and the year looks promising. J seems to enjoy his 5th grade teacher and enjoys his class except for the ratio of girls to boys, 2 to one. I've been making canvas tote bags with my wildlife designs on them. I finally retired my 20-year-old Singer that finally grinded and sputtered to a halt. I'm using R's machine and can't get over how quiet and fast it purrs along. Wheee! Bought a few pumpkins to usher in Fall. Leaves drift from the tall, front yard maples and the warm morning air smells of seasoned grass and summers' growth.