Monday, August 01, 2011

Make Do {and Make Lovely} Monday


This is where I sit. everyday. just about.

For those of you who don't know, I have a day job.


I work at a school and  it just happens to also be my kids school.
This is my emotional compromise to the small bit of sadness I feel for not homeschooling.
Not that anyone would benefit if I did, I am 85% sure. But since I am a homeschooled kid myself, I have more than a bit of nostalgia for the practice. And as a woman, I reserve the right to change my mind at any time and go for it with gusto.
But for now, I need a job and they need a school and it is a HUGE blessing that they are both together.


I am the Activity Coordinator for our school. We are an urban charter school, which means our school is an 100 year old building in the heart of downtown. Because we are a charter school we do a lot of cool and unique things. Like having someone on staff to help plan field trips and activities, handle things that have to do with dismissal, the calendar etc.  On a good day my job is sort of like being the cruise ship director and I love it.





This year I had room behind my desk for a shelf where I could put lots of use and cute items, which of course I love. I  didn't buy a single item for the shelf, instead I just gathered bits and pieces from here and there to create a happy, colorful space.
One day after it was finished, Miles came in, looked at everything and said "this is sort of like you Museum of Jerusalem's Artifacts huh?"
I had to laugh, because of course that is EXACTLY what it is.
What a smart kid!


Hope your Monday is as lovely as you are,
J






PS- So, where do you sit (or stand) all day?

7 comments:

  1. I have a day job too...
    I suppose I should be very grateful for that all things considered.

    I LOVE the photo on the top of your blog...very silly, very cute.
    VERY BEATLES...love it.

    Thanks for the smile you've given me today while I'm at my "day job"

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  2. Can't believe you actually waxed nostalgia about Homeschool. How funny. Miles is very insightful.

    Love ya,
    Mom

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  3. Your job sounds fun! And your space is cute.

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  4. I LOVE LOVE the listen to your teacher print in the top photo. Is it your design? If so is it for sale? I am a reading teacher. So naturally I love it. I love your space with all your artifacts too!

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  5. Ok, this is going to be my second year homeschooling and I'm nostalgic about putting my kids on the bus and having a few free hours to myself. Funny how life works, isn't it? ;-)

    Love your stuff.
    ~FringeGirl

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  6. I love your space and that you made it personal and homey. I stand in front or sit among second graders all day. But, I do have a corner all my own. Plus, my classroom is delightful to look at. I think so anyway.

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ok, really. tell me the truth... do these comments make me look fat?

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