This week we prepped for life back in school. We traipsed through the heat to buy clothes and shoes and backpacks and notebooks and highlighters and flash drives and violins. We met teachers and tried new ballet classes. We labeled water bottles and sorted through drawers. Caleb attended a class on the 7 Habits of Highly Successful Students and reported back that the most useful parts were about managing stress. My heart broke a little at that. And I could be nothing but absolutely grateful for the magical summer we had together. For a July calendar still completely, blessedly blank on my wall, for the wonderful *something* that comes from days of *nothing.* I'm counting on these summer days to get me through the ragged days I know are coming. I am so grateful for a full tank. Let the rationing begin.