Monday, September 5, 2011

First Day of School Eve

I woke up today and it was fall.  Just like that. No warning, no preparation, just fall.  Yesterday and the day before and the day before that were HOT HOT HOT and very humid, with the humidex it was in the 40's centigrade for Pete's sake!


Yet today it's fall. It's cold out and damp and the leaves on the trees....well, they just aren't cooperating anymore. 


Harken!! Is that a school bell I hear??


I've done the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Eve preparation so many times now I don't even make myself a list anymore. Are the clothes ironed (with my lovely new frugal iron (it works really well by the way))?  YES!  Are the lesson plans made?  YES!  Are the numerous parent letters typed and photocopied?  YES! Is extra food cooked for the week?  YES! (although I personally had nothing to do with that) Is my hair cut? YES! Did I get a fresh pedicure? YES! Did I get all of my back to school supplies purchased and organized?  YES!  Is my classroom organized to within an inch (oops...millimeter) of its life?  YES!  Have I started my good diet, exercise and vitamin regime in hopes of preventing illness from all of those drippy noses?  YES! Is my lunch made? NO!


Woops! I'll get to that soon; I usually make my lunch at the same time as I make my dinner. And get a load of my new lunch pail extraordinaire!!





IT'S HUGE, I TELL YA, HUGE!!
Is that not a thing of beauty?? Is that not worthy to embrace the lunch of a construction workerrrrr.....teacher?  Considering my last lunch bag was from the wine store this one is certainly a step up!  It's not that I eat a huge lunch but it's large enough to hold my BRAND NEW THERMOS so I can enjoy Michael's yummy soups and stews throughout the long cold winter ahead. 


So I better toddle off and have some dinner. I worked up an appetite riding my bike down in the basement - I wonder where I'll pedal too this year? And then, after that, I'll check my notes again for tomorrow, relax with a book and hope that I get a good night's sleep.


I have a feeling I'm going to need it.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice! I find most lunch 'bags' too small for me esp when I eat all 3 main meals at work usually. Luckily we have a toaster oven and microwave and fridge - so far - depends on how crazy they get with safety rules..sigh..it's nuts what they come up with sometimes.

Susanna

Christy said...

Good luck tomorrow!
My first day list looks a lot like yours - except for the making of the lunch. My school is a late start (9:20) so I won't make my lunch until the morning.
I always feel better after the first day is done :)

Canadian Saver said...

Have a great first day back! Love the lunch bag... I just take mine in reusable grocery bags, maybe I should invest in a real one. Looks great and you will enjoy all sorts of yummies in there!

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's pretty spiffy! I like the thermos. I always send Martin to work with homemade soups, but never thought of putting them in a nice thermos like that.

Happy first week at school!

Anonymous said...

Good morning!, Jane!
First day of school and I am up at 4. Was tossing and turnig for about an hour and could not get school jitters out of my mind. So am having a cup of tea and going over my day for the hundredth time, oh dear!! Hope your days goes well and enjoy your lunch on your new lunch kit.
Island hugs,
Kendra

Anonymous said...

Good morning!, Jane!
First day of school and I am up at 4. Was tossing and turnig for about an hour and could not get school jitters out of my mind. So am having a cup of tea and going over my day for the hundredth time, oh dear!! Hope your days goes well and enjoy your lunch on your new lunch kit.
Island hugs,
Kendra

The Borrower said...

I feel your weather issues. We were over 100 with the heat index on Thursday & Friday and this morning in the 40's. Brrrrr! Yesterday had a high of 66.

jpkittie said...

Good Luck today LOVE!!!! So exciting to get back to schedule :)

I love fall so I don't mind the cool temps & damp of the day! :)

Jolie said...

Happy First day of school! May the year go nose drippy free :-)

Marguerite said...

That lunch bag looks awesome! I've spilt soup and juice and who knows what other things in my bag so many times, I can really see the benefit of having one of those. Hope your first day went by easily.

Mark Himes said...

Reading this late. I hope that you had a fabulous first day with that fancy schmancy lunch box. I used an old bread bag for my sandwich. I know, very sad.
m.

~Carla~ said...

Have a wonderful day today, Jane!!! :) I'd rather my lunch bag err the big side than the small side! lol!

Out My window said...

Great first day of school! I start teaching today, and I am excited! Also a little scared. Enrollment is such an issue and when it is weak the first day it makes me sick with worry, but I will be strong!