Silver Lining: the first day of school, and I'm not going

August 18, 2014

the first day of school, and I'm not going

Tomorrow is the first day of school here in Utah Valley, and I'm not going. I have gone back to school every single fall (whether as a student or as a teacher) for 19 years straight, but tomorrow I'm staying home. It's such a weird feeling. I feel like I should be packing a lunch and picking out a first-day-of-school outfit (yes, even teachers do this). Last week in Walmart I got super excited when I noticed notebooks were on their big sale, and started piling crates of them into my cart, until it hit me that I don't need to buy 150 notebooks this year, and I sheepishly put them back. I even had a middle-of-the-night panic attack once about school ("I don't have any copies ready yet! And what will I do with the baby?!").

I've been a little jealous this week of all my teacher friends. I see them with their brand new, organized, clean classrooms. I love that beginning-of-year stuff, I really do. There's something about new school supplies, clean classrooms, and fresh lesson plans that just gets me. To all my teacher friends: good luck tomorrow! Go rock this school year like you always do. You are amazing.

If you need me tomorrow when everyone else goes to school, I'll be home snuggling my sweet baby. I've been feeling so grateful lately for online teaching jobs and for tutoring, so I can be a teacher and a mom. And hey, I actually have time to do things like exercise! And sweep the kitchen floor! And hopefully take some online classes. I have big plans for this school year. Life will be just as busy, but in a new, different, and ultimately very good way. There is a time and season for everything, and I am especially loving this time with my little chickadee.








6 comments:

  1. The lighting looks like you have red in your hair and now I think you should! So pretty! Also, enjoy this school year with your sweet little babe!

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    1. Thanks Kelsey! I actually have a lot of red in my hair, especially in the summer. Sometimes I think about going totally dark red, but I always chicken out :)

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  2. more pictures please? and who took these? and you look beautiful.

    (and i did actually read the post and not just look at pictures - online teaching jobs? clearly we need another phone date. when I call and tell you the gender ...or call me before then :)

    love you!

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    1. Thanks dear. Sam took them! I gave him precise instructions and got everything set up, and then he took them. Thank goodness for husbands who take pictures for us, right?

      And yes please. Call me anytime! Let's chat.

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  3. This time of year must be bittersweet for you - missing the start of school buzz that you so clearly love but enjoying all the time you get to spend with your precious baby. It sounds like you have plenty things lined up though!

    These pictures of you and Claire are just beautiful - you're glowing and Claire's just adorable!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. Thanks so much Jade. I always love your comments!

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