I had honest-to-goodness pep in my step today. I love, love, love the first day of school. Everyone is tan and rested. They are carrying empty notebooks and sharpened pencils. They are downright cheery.
And so was I. My cheer came from all the above and more--like, for example, the woman who flagged me down in the grocery store parking lot and said, gasping, "YOU HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SHOES."
Thank you, purple satin heels. It was a good way to start the semester.