Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Summer Scrapbook

I had a lovely blog post written at 5:30 this morning, the only time I could fit it in. My pictures aren't loading and I'm frustrated about that, as they are the few I could scrounge, since I am still without a camera. It was a reflection on the summer, and a looking forward to the many tasks and joys of Autumn, in honour of today's Equinox. I'll try again tomorrow if the opportunity arises.

For now I am going to drink my coffee ALONE, and do nothing but that. I won't read, knit, prepare breakfast, wash dishes, iron work clothes, or feed the cats while I do it. Today is my first day with my whole class of Kindergartens! We're learning about the colour red, the number 1, and the letter S. We'll also practise taking off and putting on our shoes, zipping zippers, and sitting cross-legged. They're so little. They're so sweet. It all begins today! I'm preparing myself to be busier than I already am; admittedly, I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around that concept. I've been reflecting on "to-do" lists, and wonder if yours is as long as mine. Sometimes I feel like I'm that waiter in a cartoon, with plates piled to the ceiling, bobbing and dodging this way and that to prevent them from crashing...and along comes the maitre d' with just one more plate. You know how it's all going to end, but still you hold onto a small hope that the waiter can manage...

Hope yours is a beautiful one. I'll post here when I find the time. For now, I'm going to drink coffee.


  1. Wishing you a wonderful first day of kindergarten! You'll be an amazing teacher!

  2. Have a great day. All will be well.

  3. Thinking of you and those lucky, lucky children who have you as their teacher!
    Hope the coffee was good and that the day is going well!

  4. Enjoy that coffee, Girlfriend! Have a fabulous first day!!

  5. Yay! Have a lovely first day! Hope no one pees. I peed my pants on the first day of K. :)

  6. Have a great first day! I'll be thinking of you!

    Stephanie :)

  7. Speaking of first days, I remember crying for the whole first WEEK of K! My dear V is still crying when I drop him off at daycare. Poor soul.

    As for 'getting busier'...I think it's all a sliding scale. We clean our house when we know people are coming over (if you surprise us, be prepared for the MESS!) and at times I find I actually appreciate housework (as something different and familiar to do) but also look at a day off as treasured time with my kids that needs no other 'doing' than to be with them. It's a wonderful relief, at times, and I am glad for it.

    Bless you and your family on this Autumn Equinox with a Full Harvest Moon (and a visible Jupiter). We were out taking photos and looking through our telescope. I am doing research on how to take photos of the moon---didn't do so well. I don't think the moon will be the same for another 19 years. So-if you can, take your tea outside tonight and enjoy a most magical view!



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