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September has always been great at supplying new beginnings.  In high school I used to write a long list of goals for my behavior in the coming school year, things like "wear cute earrings everyday," and "don't seem too interested when so-and-so talks to you," "paint your nails".. I wish I still had those lists, they're probably burried in my parents' basement. 
This September has me making lots of lists too, but of the more practical kind like, "Call pediatrician," and "reschedule dentist appointments."  We had a long long long summer, but now it has come to an end in a flash.  Poof!  This week George starts preschool and I start teaching again, real classes this time with syllabi, homework, and vocab quizzes.  All sorts of new things are coming our way like a new bedroom for George and a new laptop for me (yippee!).  
I'd like to get some quilting in, but time is really not on my side this week.  I need a haircut and a pedicure, and I have no idea what I'm going to wear on the first day of school. 

Here's hoping that September brings some good changes your way, and that we can all handle it in stride.

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  1. I always loved my first day of school....those pristine Crayolas, my new lunch box, Show & Tell.....come to think of it, I still do! Good luck with your new classes!

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  2. I agree with Helen, something about the crisp fall air makes me want to buy new pens and notebooks, for what I have no idea. Sure everything will go well with the first day of classes for both of you. What fun! Time flies.

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  3. Is this George's first time in preschool? You are both taking fun, new steps. What grade are you teaching?

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  4. Oh boy, first day of school. I still have nightmares about that. As a teacher, am I prepared? What did I forget? Did I do enough planning? But after the first week, it was great and meeting and working with new young people is the best. Will you be teaching at the university? Best wishes to you and to darling George - you'll have to keep us posted on his progress.

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  5. Good luck on your first day of school. Are you a classroom teacher or linguistics teacher? I am a Speech-Language Pathologist - just went back today. I wanted to thank you for getting me started on quilt patis and diamonds. I finished a pillow with 20 stars (blues) and have started a scrappy star quilt - 25 stars finished. I'll try to join the Flicker thing soon. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  6. I just love that you use the word syllabi. Hope your September is productive indeed!

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  7. OOOOH what fun , for both of you. Please come visit my blog now that I finally have one after lurking at everyone else s fro years !http://sunflowercottage21.blogspot.com/

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  8. aka sunflowercottage has moved to http://izzyrquilts.blogspot.com/ just let you know !

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