Tuesday, September 2, 2008

School



I wanted to say thank you to all of you who commented on my Friday post! Andrew read it and said something "Oh! You did a real post!" Meaning, I wrote something from the heart, something "real." It made me smile. You all contributed to the post, adding your wisdom, your thoughts, your input! Happiness is tricky. It's more than just a magnet on your fridge or a sentiment in a card. You added to my happiness, affirming my thoughts on the subject!

Today is the first day of school for the kiddos here in Madison. I used to love the beginning of school each year. I loved the feeling of a fresh notebook and newly sharpened pencils (still do, actually). I loved the way my new school clothes felt, stiff and fresh! Of course, during college, this would be a week of intense syllabi-overload, complete with cold sweats and shaking :) But, I loved that too, in a weird way. I was always more productive at the beginning of the school year, invigorated by the amount of stuff to do. In memory of the delights of school starting, here are a number of my favorite school supplies from Broadway Paper!

21 comments:

Melissa said...

LOL! Somdays I do miss school.... Our kids started back last week. They had a great start to the school year here in our area. :)

vana chupp said...

Nikolas starts school (his very first day ever) tomorrow and i want to crawl in a little corner now...

ThePeachTree said...

Most days I don't miss school... but I don't mind watching other people go to school :)

Oh, and I just caught Fridays post. It's wonderful :)

quaint handmade said...

a post like you had on friday helps us to assess how we're feeling, too. so, thank you.

to me, the best part about starting school was the new school supplies. i still tend to buy some at this time of year even though i'm no currently in school. and, now a days, there's so much "glamor" thanks to companies like russell + hazel.

S.HOPtalk said...

Yes, I just got the little one off to her first day of school *sniff sniff*. So traumatic for the moms, the kids, on the other hand, are fine. ;)

I was and still am a school supply nut. Thanks for the intro to Broadway paper...salivating over here. Have a great week.

picciolo said...

sounds like you had a busy day yesterday, I was at work, it wasn't a holiday here. The new school year for me has been about new shoes and cute little white socks!
: )

please sir said...

Oh school days - I love the smell of new school stuff! Thanks for sharing.

Caroline said...

I love back to school. I love new backpacks, new shoes, new supplies. I love the excitement of making new friends. It is such a great time of year!

Loved your Friday post!

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

I feel the same way...Your post made me laugh!

Mrs.French said...

love all you picks as usual! my little guy starts preschool in a couple of weeks....Ack!

Karen said...

This time of year always made me both excited and nervous...it still does sometimes! Your 'back to school' pics are great...I miss buying new pens and notebooks :)

Dana Summers said...

Oh my goodness, what a cool site, thanks so much for blogging about it. I also had and still have those same feelings about school supplies. I always buy a new notebook or spiral journal when out shopping for my daughters.

naphtali said...

i looooove this time of year...and specifically for the paper products. how delightful! i must admit i'm glad i'm done with university days...but this "month" always seems to sucker me back in to thinking about more. hmm. {don't have kids yet...so guess i just think about me. selfish as that may seem. one day. one day.}

Ann said...

I feel the same way. Sometimes I think I'm more excited for school opening than my 7-yr-old son. From shopping school supplies to covering the books and notebooks. Hmmm...my son doesn't really care (I think!) but I love all of it.

♥ Tiny Red said...

back to school is a great feeling, i totally share the excitement here as i will be doing so at the end of the month for the final year of my degree :)
great post!

Jude said...

I really like those task clips. There's something about binder clips ... ingenious little things, aren't they?

Hope you're having a great week, Jewels.

blazedanielle said...

Nice school supplies! ;) I too love the beginning of school, but I can't wait to be married to my boy, and start a fall season together with him! He always jokes that he misses my cute fall outfits. So sad. :P

Oh! There's a chance he'll do grad school in Michigan! Any advice/thoughts? I don't know much at all!

risamay said...

I miss school a little, myself. I loved getting graded. Isn't that crazy? Your selection of school supplies is wonderful, btw. Makes me miss being a student today, especially!

wunderbug said...

i'm geekin' out right along with you, jewels!

i couldn't resist, and bought some new pens and markers today... to add to the new notebook that i bought two weeks ago.

consider me ready for anything.

littlebyRD said...

I loved school too! Sounds like you are feeling better - so happy to to hear it friend.

cindy : quaint handmade said...

i need to go back to school to correct my spelling - "glamour".