Monday, August 16, 2010

Running Through The Mill.

When I announced the giveaway winner two weeks ago, I was in the middle of finals for summer school.  And now today, as I write this, I am having my first day of school again.  Everyone around me seems so energetic, eager and vivacious, but I must admit I'm feeling a little bit tired even though I am running on a cup of coffee, a glass of water, a freshly charged ipod, an egg, a slice of toast, half a banana and three orange wedges.  (Yes, a big breakfast.  I could always eat.)  Yet the halls are stuffed with students: they chat, text, skateboard, and generally buzz around like overwired insects before they hit the bug zapper.  Used to be that was me, yet now I'm considering whether to try to switch my first teacher of the first class because she requested we fill out a handout asking our name and our sign. 

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Anyway, when my Spanish teacher from the summer course asked us the same question, I considered trying to make a switch, couldn't, and I already miss her.  In fact, on the last day of class, I bumbled around before turning in my final exam because I wanted to give her a hug.  (Don't worry, I didn't).  So, you know... first impressions...

 [photo via fffound]

That's the thing about running through the mill a second time.  You learn to give people a chance.  You hesitate, and then try.  John's been good at teaching me that.  Also, so are food recipes in magazines.  Those food recipes... you have to watch out, but you also have to try.  Even though the dish may be humble looking or the ingredient list is fishy.  Sometimes it turns out better than alright.

 [photo via fffound]

In terms of the teacher and the recipe in question, we shall see.  Good luck to you on this back-to-work-Monday. 


Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

I got my lovely flower clip and tea towels in the mail and they are just ADORABLE! Thanks again my dear, so sweet of you to have a giveaway. I'm planning one myself in the near future so stay tuned. Good luck with classes!


robyn said...

Loved these thoughts. Also, second and third chances are a really good thing. Just really loved it all.

A.Kelley said...

Lenore - you are so welcome. I will relay the message to Kate! I'm so glad you love the napkins :) and I will keep my eyes peeled!

Mom - 2nd and 3rd and 4th and 5th! Love you.

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