Saturday, August 9, 2008

Goodbye to One Great Summer

I received the funniest e-mail today from one of my friends who reads my blog. She said she feels like she has to check it regularly during the day, because posts keep changing and even disappearing. She thought she was losing her mind. I laughed and laughed, because I really do that, but I didn't think anyone would even notice. So, let me reassure you, things really do disappear around here, it isn't your imagination.

I start back to work next Wednesday. Well, actually Monday, because I have an officers meeting on Monday to lay out plans for the year and decide who will be in charge of what. Also to get the room set up. They moved EVERYTHING to wax the floor, and just left it in a pile. I personally think that is inexcusable, but then no one asked me. I am fortunate to have students and former students that will come in and help me get it done.

I have had a really wonderful summer. "The Summer of Jane" The best part was that I got to spend a lot of time with Jeni and the baby. But I also have a really good start on finally losing weight. I am rested and actually ready to go back to school. I thought I had lost my passion for teaching chorus for good and was just waiting out the last four years until retirement. But I found it again! I've been choosing music and planning the Dinner Theatre and planning a fantastic trip to NYC to sing in St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Those of you who "know me", know that last year was a difficult year in so many ways. The most wonderful miracle that happened last year was the birth of my precious EB. And the pictures below speak for themselves.






I can hear her thinking "Now there are some really beautiful feet!!"
What a miracle! God is so good!

I haven't been stitching much. Have been making new tops for some flip-flops I bought that have replaceable straps. They are ribbon and with big cool buttons on them. And probably the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. It's about as close to going barefooted as you can get.

I am also making hair bows for EB and smocking. I had bought a new sewing machine, and hadn't even opened the box. I was a little intimidated by all of the computerized stuff but I am conquering it, step by step.

Still working on the baby blanket. The baby is due in October, so I am going to wait a little while to pull it back out.

So there you have it, I haven't blogged much[and actually left it on] for a while. But I have had one great summer and have enjoyed reading your blogs.

Happy Stitching - or whatever!
Jane

7 comments:

Miokka said...

You are so funny! I thought I was the only one seeing, or, not seeing things on your blog! I just love love love the pictures of EB and am so happy you are happy! If we don't take care of ourselves, no one else may!
Wow, NYC & St. Patrick's Cathedral.?? That is sooo cool!
Congratultaions on conquering the sewing machine! I have a serger that I just had to have, 15 years ago and still can't get the nerve to use it!
Keep up the good work! Thanks for sharing allthe pictures of EB, she is beautiful!
Happy stitching, or sewing!
~~Martha~~

The Gaymon Family said...

God is good! Those are some beautiful feet on that beautiful baby!

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for the belated birthday wishes! I congratulate you for getting in the losing weight mode. I have recently decided to do that myself, and it also helps the mind, doesn't it? I wish you a fantastic school year!

Hazel said...

Ooooh what a gorgeous baby! xx

DaisyGirl said...

Yes, I do know about stuff being piled up in the band room to wax the floor! We spent close to 3 days trying to get that room back in order. I feel for you. Sometimes I think the school system doesn't care about the Fine Arts Department!
Your grandbaby is beautiful!!!
Donna

Kathy said...

What a beautiful little girl. Hard to believe it is time to go back to school. I am behind on reading and commenting on blogs. Sorry.

I have made 2 awards to you. Check out my blog. Great job.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

When is your NYC trip? Maybe we could meet up!