Currently September

It's returned. And Farely's designs are just getting better and better... I love them. September is here- back to school for another year! 

Ugh, I wanted to sleep in, but maybe it's a good thing that my body is revving up to the idea of waking up during the hour of 5 am... I just hope I don't nap later too.

I love the excitement of a new school year. It allows for fresh starts, new ideas, and of course, at the beginning of the year, lots of optimism. I'm just hoping all that lasts for a while.

I'm eerily feeling pretty well prepared, which doesn't feel right. It makes me feel nervous. I don't like being a crazy lady running around the building on the first day of school- but it has happened before... twice... in my two years of teaching. Maybe year 3 will be the game changer.

I really want to be better about my eating habits. I just get into a rut of eating the same things for lunch at school and dinner that I get sick of it and then eat out (which isn't good). I really want an easy to prepare meal list both for school and at home so I can save $$ and take care of myself. If you have any good easy meals, send them my way!

I really don't have a sense of need right now. I'm just grateful the paychecks are back. We're fine right now, but we've had an expensive summer with our trip to Italy, weddings up the wazoo, moving, and buying a new car... It'll be nice to have money coming in  and not just going out. We made it.

Since we did just vacation to Italy this summer, I now want to focus more on visiting places here in the U.S. (I don't want a long plane ride for a while). I wrote New York City, but I meant NYC and DC... just lots of history and iconic things I want to see. I also want to take a road trip out west and one stop on my list is Grand Teton National Park. Lastly, I've always wanted to go to Maine, particular Cape Cod- it just looks so peaceful.



  1. Good luck with your first day tomorrow - I hope that it goes amazingly well for you! NYC and DC are amazing places to visit (I just wish it wasn't a super-long flight to get there from where I am). Definitely go if you get the chance!

    Miss Galvin Learns

  2. I got up super early this morning too...what a way to end vacation! I agree about not wanting to be crazy the first day of school, which is why I will travel the three blocks and go in today to just make sure. It is funny that you say a meal list because as I was staring at my weekly calendar on the fridge yesterday (where I put activities and meal plans for the week) I was at a loss for what meals I can make...seriously? It has been that long since I cooked for real.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kovescence of the Mind

  3. I want to go to those three places, too!! Good luck with your first day tomorrow! I can't wait to hear how the first day goes- and if you succeeded in not running around at the last minute! :) (I laughed when I read that!)

  4. Good luck tomorrow!! I used to live in Boston...Cape Cod is beautiful and rich in history. I love it there! Now I live in Baltimore, so DC is 30 minutes away. Let me know when you're nearby :) Jen

  5. Sounds like you had a fun summer! I also love the start of a new school year because we get a fresh start with a new group of students. I am heading into year 2. Have a great first day tomorrow!


  6. You sound very prepared for your first day back! That's a good thing- just be sure to get up on time! I hate that feeling of being rushed when I wake up late. I also want to go to Maine. The hubs wants to drive up the coast of Maine and visit lighthouses! It's on our bucket list!
    Have a great first day!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  7. Kelli - your blog is soo cute! I have similar colors on my blog! I just found you and am your newest follower. I would love to go to Italy. I bet it was amazing!
    Teaching and Much Moore

  8. Your posts about Italy were awesome and part of the reason I choose it! ;) NYC is my favorite city to visit!! So much to see and do!


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