Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In Which I Awkwardly Post a First Day of School Photo

First, happy back to school to all of you teacher-readers who are getting back in the grind and setting your alarm for an ungodly hour again this week.  And, THANK YOU to those of you who participated in my teacher link-up last week.  I admit that with all the craziness of my own classroom, I haven't had a chance to visit all of them yet; but, I am making my way.  :)

And now, because I'm awkward, and shameless, I'll share my First Day of School 2012 Photo with you.

See other "First Day" photos here and here.  (What?! All 28 year olds don't do this?!?)

Yes, this is a weird angle because my (dear) husband took it from the bed at 6:30AM.  And, just to clarify in case there was any question - Yes, I do look slightly pregnant, which I am NOT. Ha!  That darn camera just never lies does it?  (I don't know how Fashion Bloggers do it.  I haven't even hit "Publish" yet, and I already feel ridiculous.)


Today was our first day with students and, because I have a DREAM job right now, that meant that I got to be creative/professional/organized/social/etc. in the morning, and then come home to enjoy lunch with both of my boys (Jeff comes home for lunch), a long walk, and some quiet nap/blogging/Pinterest time.  Does life get any better than that?

In case you can't tell, I'm pretty happy with my new job and schedule.  I am really loving the opportunity to  be a teacher - which is truly a BIG part of my heart - and a mom - an even BIGGER part.  I'm only about one week in; but, I can already tell that my mornings are going to be so good for me;  and, my time with Sam in the afternoons is SO sweet. (Have I mentioned that he is standing on his own now and about to start walking any minute?!?! I have instructed the babysitter that there is to be absolutely NO practicing when I'm not around - haha!)

To be honest, 12:00 - 4:00 kind-of feels like "stolen" time - you know, like when your plans for an entire day get cancelled and you find yourself with "extra" time you didn't count on - right now.  This afternoon, as I pushed Sam's stroller down our street in my yoga pants, I actually  felt kind-of nervous and sneaky - like this job is too good to be true, like I am cheating someone or something.  I assure you, I am not (just look at my pay-stub if you don't believe me - ha!); but still, you get my gist.

Of course, I know everything is still new and it won't all be butterflies and rainbows all the time.  Some time soon I'm going to have piles of papers to be graded and laundry to be folded during Sam's afternoon nap; but, for now, I'm soaking it up.  Life is good. 

*Don't be fooled into thinking for one second that I'm not still a hot mess... I'll be back tomorrow with some confessions.  Come back and join me, ok?  (I'll also be writing an update on my weight loss journey soon, for those of you that care.)

18 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! Love that you still do first day of school pics :)

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  2. Love your outfit and you don't look pregnant at all! Actually I was thinking you looked skinny minny! Big fan of your blog!

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  3. Cute! I love the skirt and necklace! I'm glad you had a good first day back, sounds like you have a great schedule going on.

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  4. You so do not look pregnant! You do, however, look absolutely darling! I would certainly wear that same outfit, except for the fact that I really do look pregnant when I tuck in a shirt and I always feel like I'm playing dress up when I wear jewelry. Hope you had a great first day back!

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  5. So cute! I love that necklace. I took a first day of school picture, too...I felt like I was still an elementary student but I wanted to document it!

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  6. You look sooo pretty! And bright and cheery. :) That's awesome that you love your new schedule.

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  7. I found your blog yesterday &, I must say, I love the way you write! It just makes me smile & it feels as if you're chatting to me like we're good friends - I totally want to write like that!

    Anyway, you're job sounds great! Definitely a "dream job".
    Also, I don't think you looked pregnant at all in that photo. I can't see anything wrong with it.
    You look so cute though! :D

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  8. I've been teaching for almost 7 years & totally still have my hubs take a first day of school pic of me every year! Now, that my kids are starting school too, we all take them together ;) I always say that is why I became a teacher, because I just loved school (& it's traditions) too much!

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  9. I love the first day of school pic. My hubs was not even remotely awake enough when I left to take a picture, but I love the idea.

    Your yellow sheet and organization tips are going to be such a help this year. I've already used the yellow sheet for kids who didn't turn in summer work, and it's working like a charm! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. Um. You look awesome. Love your outfit!

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  11. You look really cute! I'm a teacher too! I have a soon to be 1 year old daughter and would love to teach part time. How did you manage that?

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  12. I don't even know you but thought of you today (how weird/stalkerish is that?!) so I was reading the FAQs on myfitnesspal and one was about breastfeedign and how it accounts for the calories burned through that. They didn't have a way except one suggestion was to just add it under exercise!! I laughed and thought about how you said in an earlier post you totally counted bf as exercise. Well apparently that is legit cause myfitnesspal says you can! Anyway, random but funny I thought!

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  13. You look great and I love your outfit!

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  14. You look great in that pic! Love the necklace with the outfit! And it is great that the job is working out. You deserve it!

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  15. You don't look pregnant - you look beautiful! Love the orange :-)

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  16. Girl, what are you talking about!! You look super skinny!! And I love the colors of that necklace with that outfit!! I am wearing one just like it...just in turquose!! So glad you like your new job!! It seems like the dream job for sure!! I'm a new teacher without a job this year...tough year in my city! :) But it's all okay!!

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  17. You look positively precious- in a 28-year-old kinda way. :) so happy to hear that you're loving this new transition.

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  18. i absolutely love your outfit, and sort of want to buy the whole thing for myself!

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