Monday, August 20, 2012

Walking To Work and a Ta Dah

 How is everyone today? Our weather has finally cooled off a bit and it is really nice. Autumn and I walk to work every morning unless it is raining really hard. School starts tomorrow and she will walk to work with me and then take the school bus from there. I really enjoy the walk.
This is the walk leading from our front door. With all the leaves it looks a little like fall already. It was so hot this summer that some of our trees have lost their leaves.
I love my crocs. I wear them everyday and I am sure they don't make the greatest fashion statement. Oh well.
This is a Century house about a half a block from our home. It is really a neat place. Our little town was established somewhere around 1880. Not old by some standards, but old enough for America.
Years ago this was the high school. Solon built a great big new high school a few years back and this is now our middle school. I think this was built in 1910.
We turn the corner and walk by these neat flower bushes. My favorite part of the walk.

This is the last part of the walk, I just think it is pretty.

I love the windmill behind this garage.
Here we are at our playground.
Here is the front of the daycare.
This is the vegetable garden Autumn and her friends grew this summer.
The veg garden is right in front of the window to my room.
About to go in to start our day. She is wrapped in a towel for swim day. It took me a minute to try to figure out what she was wearing.
 I have been trying to redecorate our room before my partner gets back from maternity leave. She comes back on August 27. This weekend I am going in to paint and do a mural on the dividing wall. I will post photos of it when done. This is the beginning of the makeover. Our room is called the Bumble Bees, so I had to make a flower and a bumble bee. It is the first thing you see when you walk in.
I think the bumble bee turned out really cute. (Our cribs usually have sheets on them. I hadn't set up for the day yet.)
The flowers and leaves are felt. I want to make a few more of these little bees for the room.
I can't wait to get the room all finished. I am so excited for my friend to come back to work and she gets to bring her new little baby with her. Yay! He is really cute. That is by far the best thing about our job. We can have our own children with us. You can't beat that. I loved my old job, but I didn't get to see my daughter anywhere near as much as I do now. I also get to work with babies everyday. There is no greater feeling than to know that those little people really love us and really depend on us. I really love them all and I know Ashleigh does too.
 I start each work day with the walk and then spend 8 hours in this room with my little friends. How do you start your day? Talk to everyone tomorrow.


  1. I think your job is just wonderful! If you have to work away from home, having your kids with you is perfect! I start my day with coffee and a muffin.. we're both retired, which I just love. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Hi Teresa,
      I am grateful for this job, I used to come home from a high stress job and take forever to wind down. I worked in nursing and then in a lab for years. After I had Autumn I stayed home for a few years. Then I worked as an activity director at the local nursing home. I loved that job, but I was never home for my little one and I didn't like that at all. Now I see her all the time and can be there for all the fun things she learns everyday. Have a great day, I am sure you will do something really neat. XOXO

  2. We've still over 2 weeks of school hols left here - one is back on the 5th and the other the 10th. I've not done the walk to school thing with them for 5 years now and still miss it - we used to note the changing of the seasons together.

    1. Hi Vicki,
      I am sure you can appreciate how much being able to walk the 3/4 of a mile to work means to me. Before my knee replacement I could barely walk to the end of the drive. Enjoy the last days of the school break.

  3. What a great walk and some super crochet! It always amazes me how wide your roads are in America! Our roads here in Northern Ireland are so narrow in comparison. Have a great week.

    1. The funny thing is, I am from California and I always thought the streets here were so narrow. When I lived in England I used to wonder if some of the old American cars would even fit in the roads. Lol. I hope you have a great week too.

  4. What a lovely walk into work, I usually walk to work, helps me to focus before a long and stressful day ahead!!


  5. I love it too, it does help me get ready for the work day. I am looking forward to the fall and winter. I love the snow and we usually get a lot around here. The walk will be a lot of fun for Autumn then. Talk to you soon. XOXO

  6. Your job is such an important one...I never trusted my babies to anyone only my parents! I know that in a quality environment they can be really happy though. You are lucky to have a job you love and work mates you love to work with. xxx

    1. I was lucky to stay home with Autumn when she was little. I couldn't stand to hand her over to a stranger. I think of that everyday when I check in our little people at the nursery and I try my best to get to know all of our parents on a personal level. I have become good friends with some of them. We live in a little town and that makes it easier. Everyone knows everyone. I do love those little babies though. Talk to you soon. XOXO