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Gettling Back Into Our Routines

It’s back to school time, friends.  Life has gotten a little crazy.  Fifty new kindergarten friends are excited to experience the joys of school life each day.  They look to me, hoping their day will be filled with laughter and learning.  Let me tell you, it’s a lot of pressure!  My blogging has taken a back seat to planning, room arrangement, and professional reading.

Yesterday, I decided to reclaim my own joy.  My hubby bought me a new lens for my birthday.  It’s a 50mm f/1.8 Canon.  Everyone who has one of these says it’s the best.  I love the way it really blurs the background.

I worked on a few sewing projects in my spare time, and had to snap a picture of my sewing supplies.


This fabric is actually for a school project. It was so beautiful, I had to take a picture of it.  I LOVE Cheryl’s blog.  She writes over at A Pretty Cool Life.  I fell in love with her gingham buntings and decided I wanted to use this idea to make a color words wall in my classroom.  I have no idea where she found her gingham fabric in every color of the rainbow, because as far as I can tell, it is no where to be found in stores or online.  So, I went with the next best thing… polkadots.  My favorite quilt shop had a beautiful selection of polka dots.

The first week of school is behind us.  My kids are in 5th and 1st grade.  They are settling back into the routine of school, homework, sports, and earlier bedtimes.  I’m settling back into the routine of greeting smiling 5 year old faces, eager to see the fun I’ve planned for them each day.  One thing that’s harder for me to settle into is finding time for the things I enjoy.  I need to remember to sew, write, organize, take leisurely walks, enjoy the view of my garden when I’m sitting on my deck, cook dinners inspired by the Food Network, bake for no reason at all, and make sure I get to yoga on Monday nights. 

So much to do, so little time.

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  • Unknown
    September 14, 2011

    Well you amaze me with all you have done so far and my son is loving school so I am happy! 🙂 Where does your energy come from?!