2 September 2013

New Year's Eve

For every teacher the night before the first day of school must feel like New Year's Eve. 

I'm feeling remarkably relaxed. 

I went to yoga at noon. 

Had a tasty lunch of leftover duck confit. 

Watched a couple of Harry Potter movies (Mr JB read the entire series this summer!). 

And now that I'm ready for the morning I'm feeling a bit of denial that my two glorious months off are done. 

I don't know what to expect this year. I know that it won't be as wonderful as my class last year. I know that I have challenges with parents and a couple of kids. 

I'm one sleep away from starting my eleventh in a classroom. 

Amazing. Just amazing.

p.s. Thank you so much for all of your prayers for my kitty cat. My crazy mother is going to call the vet in a couple of weeks to have her assessed. I reminded her that putting her down may not be the option that we're given, and she seemed to listen, but I never know with her. 

p.p.s. The above photo was taken on my way home from my yoga studio. There's a school bus depot close by and all the busses seemed to be parked on the street! 


  1. Prayers for a great first day tomorrow!

  2. Prayers for the wonderful very first day the next day!may god bless you!

  3. How fun! I always loved when I was a kid and the new school year started. Fresh school supplies and new clothes and crisp fall air (not so crisp here now; in the 100's, ugh). Sometimes I wish I could go teach. It seems it would be fun. Have a great year!

  4. Prayers to you and your class for a successful school year! May you be fruitfully blessed!

  5. Best of luck today! I think if I were going back to teaching, yoga, a tasty meal, and Harry Potter would be an awesome way to spend my last day before the school year. Good choices!

  6. I've never been a full-time teacher, but as a student, I LOVED the first day of school! So exciting! I am sure your kids will be lucky to have you as your teacher this year. :)

  7. Hope you have a great first day!

  8. Have a great year...I can honestly say I don't miss that beginning of year craziness. School has started out here already. That's great that your mom cares enough about the cat to have her assessed.

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    1. Hey lady - where are you?! I am concerned that you have vanished off the face of the earth. Please check in and let us know that you're still alive! (I know, I know, I vanish for a while sometimes. But you are more reliable than I am.)

  10. Hello, I did not know how to get ahold of you except in the comments section. I check your blog out often as I have had infertility ever since I have been married for 4 years. I just wanted to tell you what helped me finally get pregnant. I hope maybe someday soon the same for you! I have seen Napro docs most of the time even Dr. HIlgers himself. I got pregnant twice but it ended in miscarriage both times, even with progesterone. My Napro doc then said that my ovulation may not be quite right even though I ovulated by myself. I tried Clomid about 5 cycles even, but it made things even more wacky. The RE I went to had my try Follistim. It monitored by ultrasounds because I had many follicles develop, but after a VERY small dose I had 2 follicles form. I got pregnant on the 2nd cycle. I really belive that if you have tried this long it would be great to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist. My NAPRO dr even said so to me. I am strongly Catholic and yes, the RE's can be dangerous and recommend things like IVF and Selective reduction. But I stood firm in what I could do and not do within the Catholic faith. It was almost like being a witness to them in their office. I am 9 weeks pregnant with twins now. I really hope the best for you and wanted to tell you about this and let you decide what is best for you. God bless!
    Amy in Colorado

  11. I'm checking in on you too. Hope you are doing well. Praying for you,

  12. Hey JB - I miss reading your blog posts! Come back soon, pretty please? (With a cherry on top!).


  13. JB, thinking of you! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Are you okay, my dear friend?

    When you get a chance, please visit my updated blog - I wrote about the 54 day rosary novena. Let me know how I can pray for you, okay? I LOVE praying for others!

    Sending you a big hug! XO