I always enjoy school supplies and haven't had to purchase them in years until this fall. My son starts kindergarten in less than a week. His list included dozens of No. 2 pencils sharpened. I spent the last half hour whittling away exposing the pencil leads. I love the remains collected in my new vintage ashtray. Sometimes I have a hard time producing work during times of transition. I envision a solid schedule taking shape once school is in full swing. Until then, I do a fair amount of fretting, twiddling my thumbs, and ultimately sharpening pencils.