Back To Blogger

Just a little note to say that the last two years of blogging are missing here-I decided to switch platforms back to my simple and free Blogger, and I will have to manually enter all my posts.  This might take me some time since my main gig is teaching now!  (And if you are an email subscriber you might receive some old posts now and then.)  Nevertheless, I feel like I am back to familiar and easy blogging and it's wonderful.  

September has been gorgeous here and I am loving every minute of it.  The leaves are beginning to turn and the days are warm and the nights are cool.  The last day of summer was hotter than heck, and the temps fell about 40 degrees that evening and we woke up to fall weather-I am not sure how Mother Nature got that timing so right this year but she was down to the minute with that summer to fall switch.

Working full-time is an adjustment for sure, but it seems easier than I thought it would be, thankfully since my two youngest are at the same school where I teach and we live so close.  My main hurdle now is meals-when I get home I just want to eat and eat and eat.  I usually have little to no time to eat lunch because of prepping in between classes, especially the weeks I have planned big-time painting projects.  But I wouldn't have it any other way, because I do love being busy at work.  The time just flies.  I just need to figure out that work-to-home transition.

I was thinking about what I really love about my job-it encompasses a lot of what I do at home!  Planning projects is so fun for me, I have to slow myself down sometimes.  Working with children is intense but I laugh every day and it is wonderful to see them learn and grow.  Organization in the art room, and keeping it clean and orderly isn't any different than what I've done here at home for years.  I like switching off the lights and closing the door after a busy day, knowing it's all cleaned and prepped for my first class the next day. 


  1. Hi! I'm so glad your back! I hope you and your family are well! I'm hoping you will have time to do a gift guide post for teen girls and young men. Obviously, for my own selfish reasons:)Good luck with the school year!

  2. How lucky your students are to have you as a teacher. Best wishes for a healthy and excellent school year.

  3. What a nice surprise to see a new post from you! I am thrilled to hear the happiness in your words!

  4. Yay! Glad teaching is going so well. Yes the meal time/home transition of a full-time working mom is reeeeeal! When I have to go back out to do an errand or pick up a kid at night I'm like "Noooo, I just got home!" but then I pull up my big girl pants and do it. So great to have a job at their school, we have that situation for our high school kids and their dad, makes logistics a bit easier :)