Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I've Been Missing You

I just wanted to stop by for a moment to say hello. I have missed spending regular time on my blog and on yours. Please pardon my absence and know that I miss all my lovely blogging friends. I thought that I would leave a little eye candy for you and offer an update in case you are wondering where I've been. First, the eye candy.

My wish for you: A lazy morning in a beautiful room, softly lit by the sun.

Followed by a languid summer afternoon somewhere near the water.

Ending in a quiet night snuggling under the stars.

Today was our fourth day of school, and I feel still woefully behind. My to do list is as long as my leg. (I'm 5'10", so that's a long leg.) I've taught fourth grade for the past seven years. Believe me, second grade is an entirely different world. My second graders resemble eager puppies more than they resemble the fourth graders I'm used to.

I really am enjoying the children and the challenges though. We've been having a lot of fun getting to know each other. I love their eagerness and the happy little faces that continually smile up at me. I love the exuberance with which they approach any task. It's been good. Very good.

Thank you for your kind thoughts and cheering emails and comments. I'm hoping to be back to normal by this weekend. Know that I miss you. Blessings to you and yours.

The first picture is from an old issue of Martha Stewart Living. The second picture comes from an internet shopping site. Toast, I think. The third photograph was featured on my friend, Studio Wellspring's blog.


Caroline said...

I have missed you! Nice to have you back...

Laura said...

While exhausting, your job sounds wonderful too! Shaping those little minds with wonderful information and a love of life!

We will wait patiently for each of your wonderful blog entries!!!!

dutchbaby said...

Thank you for squeezing in this lovely post in your busy schedule. It has that quintessential, dreamy Relynesque quality to it. Remember to pace yourself, it doesn't all have to be done at once. xoxox

Jeanne said...

Your journal is fabulous~

Jessica said...

That first week back is a whammy isn't it? I hope you get caught up soon and into a nice routine!

Krissy said...

I can only imagine the differences between those 2nd and 4th graders!! Lovely eye candy- Hope you have a great weekend :)

Jeanne said...

Thanks for posting all the beauty you do I love that acqua umbrella and your photographs and all the songs on your play list.
I leave enchanted.
Love Jeanne

tangobaby said...

Of course we missed you but we knew you'd be back! I can't wait to hear about your Adventures in Second Grade.

I think that sounds like a great name for a book, don't you?


Hecate RavenMoon said...

Blessed be.

It is funny that your comment button should read 'Fire Side Chats' instead of comments.

That is how I listed you in my list of favorite bloggers.

I look forward to coming here and reading your page often.

Have a great week.

linda said...

Hi Relyn,
I found your blog a of couple weeks ago. Your lists are great. Especially the eights. (August 8th is my birthday!) Your selection of music is amazing, and I miss it this morning. Where did your music go? I leave your blog up while I'm working just to listen! Have a great day.

studio wellspring said...

yes you've been so missed ~ and i'm glad you had a moment to breathe & check-in. we should compare to-do lists sometime, even tho my legs are much shorter {i'm 5'4} i bet our lists would be close to the same length. :o) good luck with everything ~ i'm sure you're charming the socks off those 2nd graders! and don't forget to take some time for yourself. xxoo ~anj

Jaime said...

Ooooooooh...these pictures truly are eye candy. Especially that starlit umbrella.

robin bird said...

i think i would like second you think i could come back as a 7 year old and have you as my teacher? it would be good for my creative development i think :)

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