Although I have had a lot of reading and reviewing to do this week, I chose to drift around my house aimlessly instead. Should I chalk it up to being in the midst of a book that didn't thrill me to the tips of my toes or is it a general reaction to the malaise that seems to be hitting my kids now that there's just a little over a week left before school starts? Sometimes even reading can't drag me out of my non-action.
So instead of reading, I went school supply shopping. Usually I love this. This year I goggled at the bottom number on the receipt while mentally totting up the scattered sheets lying around the house that have additional school related costs attached to them and looming due dates. Argh! At least the youngest got great pleasure out of his new backpack and has worn it wround for the couple of days since we bought it.
I also took my daughter to be fitted for her very first pair of pointe shoes. It was a very long and involved process as she is apparently hard to fit. On the plus side, I chose well when I married my husband because my daughter's toes are a great shape for pointe (and this definitely didn't come from me). When we finally found a pair that fit her the way they should, she had the chance to go up on pointe for the first time ever. No wobbles, no hesitations, she just went gracefully right up on pointe. Even the woman fitting her (who was a long time dancer herself) noted how well trained she is to be able to pull that off on the first go. Now I just need to sew the elastics and ribbons to the shoes. Oh, and I may have a heart attack if she has a growth spurt any time soon since these shoes are insanely expensive.
I have about a million other errands still to run, all of them costly (remember the gorgeous camera I sank earlier this summer?) but I am trying to put them off as long as possible. In the meantime, I am happily back to reading, having finished the book that was stymieing me last week. Now I just have to get back to the reviewing and catch up on that backlog too!