Saturday, September 6, 2014

Celebrating New Beginnings {9-06-14}

I have many things to celebrate this week.  It has been a week of wonderful new beginnings.

I celebrate my new students.  I have 24 this year and while there is a huge range between them, they are eager to learn.

I celebrate returning to work and being with friends.  I am thankful I have a place to go every day, work with people I enjoy, and spend each day doing something I love.

I celebrate routines.  The beginning of the year is a crazy time.  I am looking forward to settling into a familiar routine where I don't have to look at my schedule every 10 minutes to know what I'm supposed to be doing.

I celebrate independence.  Last night, my son drove himself to Boy Scout camp which is about 90 minutes away.  This is the farthest we've ever let him drive by himself.  (He got his license in May.)  He arrived safely, and even remembered to text his worrying mom to let her know.

I celebrate the bounty of my garden.  The tomatoes are ready -- really ready.  I will spend some time tomorrow figuring out how I am going to use all of them.  I see a huge pot of chili and spaghetti sauce in our future...

What are you celebrating this week?  Be sure to visit Ruth's blog and link up.

Wishing you a week of wonderful celebrations!


  1. September is a wonderful time to celebrate - the newness of the school year and the richness of the crop. I think of Carrie Gelson and the struggle she shares (three months on a strike already, can't go to school) and agree with you that to have a chance to go to school, to be with our students and colleagues is worth a celebration. Today I celebrate peace.

  2. After the craziness of school's beginnings, we all said it was nice to 'settle in', Jennifer. Happy you had a good week with colleagues. I don't have a garden, but am relishing the tomatoes at my farmer's market! And, I echo Terje in thoughts of Carrie-hopeful that the strike will end soon! Have a good next week!

  3. I love beginnings too! I was just talking to a fellow teacher about how lucky we are in this job to be able to have a fresh start every year. It's one of my favorite things about being a teacher.

  4. First of all, I love whatever font your blog uses. So clean! Have a great week and many more celebratory school moments!

  5. It is lovely to be back at work, isn't it? This is our third week and I finally feel like I've settled into this semester's routine. Enjoy those tomatoes!

  6. Sounds like you are back in the routine of school life and it's a good place to be. Isn't it a terrible problem to have all those tomatoes? :-)

  7. I can wait til my daughter drives. Such a scary time when they stretch and grow. Congrats on settling into a new year.

    Mary-andering Creatively


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