Little Alejandro assures me that Autumn does not start until September 22, no matter what. But - it's beginning to feel distinctly like fall around here. Which? means that the air conditioning didn't come on yesterday - only 81 degrees! And? we have Halloween costumes.

I'm trying to figure out the work/play balance thingy - which is complicated by the fact that my work feels like play, and housework feels like torture. Plus - sudden (but predictable) expectations of academic rigor! Its the fifth (already) week of school and the honeymoon is over.

Life is full of figs and sewing supplies, and thinking about production schedules and holiday shows (already). And helping a 13-year-old write a letter to his Senator. Already.