Monday, August 20, 2007

Re-entry

Twenty days since I last posted. Ten days since I last came to work. Eight days since I even saw my house. Vacation is a marvelous thing!

I swam, boated, walked on the beach, collected shells, played "Go Fish", built campfires, cooked over the open campfire, read good books, slept late, watched a lot of movies, ate a lot of great food, and really enjoyed just hanging out with my family.

And now, back to work. For me, not a bad thing. I love my job and I enjoy the people around me. And for someone who has spent their entire life as either a student or a teacher in some fashion, the beginning of the school year is always an exciting time. A fresh start. New people to meet. New back-to-school clothes. New pencils and folders and notebooks. And the excitement of new projects and new tasks.

And for the first time for me, the return from vacation also brings me back to my blogger friends! I greatly appreciate those of you who sent an e-mail to check up on me during my absence. I can't wait to wander through my bloglines account and find out what has been going on with all you guys! Might take me a while to catch up with that much reading...but that will be fun, too!

27 comments:

Jazz said...

Welcome back Em! Looking forward to more of your stories.

Beth said...

Welcome back, you lucky dog! Sounds like a great vacation....now get back to blogging! ;)

Chicky Pea said...

Welcome back, sounds like you had a great summer.

liv said...

Welcome Back! Sounds like you've had a nice summer!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I'm glad you had such a good vacation. Welcome back and good luck with the new school year!

Kati said...

Welcome back Em!!! Glad to hear you had such a fantastic vacation!

SzélsőFa said...

What a summer it had been - and it's not over yet, is it?

(Btw: as the winenr of the first 'what's this' photo quiz, you are kindly invited to enter the fourth. This time it is said to be tougher than the feather one in the third. If you have time, that is.)

Big Brother said...

Welcome back Em, I also start back to school on Friday. New year, new students and new beginnings. Have a good school year.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Welcome back!

EsLocura said...

yay! you are back. sounds like it was a lovely summer, welcome back to bloglandia.

Wizened Wizard said...

Wow, I was feeling guilty that I hadn't been out and about lately... but I see that you have been away! Sounds like the perfect vacation, and I'm so glad you're looking forward to the beginning of school. Fall is a wonderful time of the year. Welcome home!

Gretchen said...

Missed ya, Em, but so glad you were out having fun. You can blog in the snow, right? Enjoy your all your firsts again this time of year. I think the rest of the world (those who aren't teachers or students) is a bit robbed of that new, clean slate feeling every Aug/Sept., and every "it's over, thank goodness!" feeling in June.

Dorky Dad said...

Hey, who the heck are you?

Oh, fine. Welcome back. Glad you had a great vacation, and I admire your happiness to go back to work. Now I agree with Beth. Get posting.

Jenster said...

Your vacation sounds divine!! Glad you're happy to be back at work. :o)

CS said...

Hey, welcome back! Glad you had a good, relaxing vacation. That's as it should be.

thethinker said...

I love Back to School shopping, but I hate the actual process of going back to school.

Winston said...

Glad you're back safe and sound. Now, get busy...

creative-type dad said...

Sounds like fun!

I think I need a vacation now...

Mama P said...

Paradise in your quote: "I swam, boated, walked on the beach, collected shells, played 'Go Fish', built campfires, cooked over the open campfire, read good books, slept late, watched a lot of movies, ate a lot of great food, and really enjoyed just hanging out with my family."

A said...

What do you teach? (you cannot answer "students" or "children" although that is the obvious answer) Sorry I came in late!

This will be my first year setting up my own classroom(six years as an assistant). A little overwhelming. I look forward to a calmer year- next year! Glad you had a great vacation!

A

Melody said...

Welcome back from your holidays! I too have been away and I'm just now getting back into the notion of regular posting! You seriously sound refreshed. Yay for you!

Mom not Mum said...

Welcome back. I was on vacation as well so it looks like I didn't miss too much from you!

Jocelyn said...

So I misread that you'd gone "boating" as having gone "bloating," which then sent me spiraling into thoughts of what made you bloated--too much sodium? too much drink? hormones?

Then I reread.

And now I'm glad you're back.

psycho-therapist said...

hi em,
i've been on vacation, too. naturally, i managed to create some major chaos. i'll blog it later. right now, i can't stop playing this mindless game called bejeweled. my advice- never ever let anyone install this on your computer! welcome back my friend!

psycho-therapist said...

em,
WTF is that anonymous posting about? and i thought I was nuts!

Em said...

Wow....LOL....that was some weird anonymous post, eh? I totally understand why they didn't put their name on that one!

Rainbow dreams said...

welcome back...it's been a while since I ventured over - busy with holidays, family etc...
we're back at school and work at the end of this week.. look forward to having time to catch up, Katie