Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Morning Flowers and Weekend Update

Happy Monday Morning!

Thanks for all your words of support.

We got the boy moved in to his college dorm room.

This house seems very, very quiet now.








I go back to work today! The first days of the semester are exciting ones, but also tiring.

I am having my 101 students start blogs and maintain them.

That means I'll have 60 blogs to get going and keep track of.

Wish me luck and forgive me if I am scarce around the blogosphere for a short time.

Gotta hatch those Baby Bloggers and encourage a love of writing!

Happy Monday, my friends!


Beginnings are always messy.

--John Galsworthy


58 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Ah first one!
Happy first day of school to you! 60 blogs are a lot of blogs to read! Hopefully, not all in one night.

Ali said...

well you will be around the blogosphere... just in a different manner. I love the thought of hatching little bloggers!!! :)

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I've been completely out of the loop. Hope your quiet home is a blessing when you return from your 1st day of school. (((HUGS))) I suppose the silver lining is you can walk around in your underwear now. ☺

Are you going to share your students' blogs with us? You know, we fellow bloggers, love new reads. Happy Monday! ☺

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your students will be blogging? Wow, are you going to be busy!

Madi and Mom said...

BB good luck today...
You and HOB will fall into a new routine now that your nest is empty but it will take time. Mabel and Zelda might be getting way too much attention for a while.

When my friend's twins started school she said the house was so quiet she could actually hear the dishes draining.LOL
Hugs C

Siv Maria said...

Good luck Betty and thanks for the pretty pictures :)

Susan in the Boonies said...

Morning, Glory! It's a brand new week, full of possibilities, isn't it?

I can't think of anyone better equipped to train these bloggers. Your idea is genius!

I'll miss you if you don't come 'round once in a while, but I'll totally understand.

Thanks for the flowers, my dear Betty! Wishing you a wonderful school year!

Teresa Evangeline said...

What a great idea, to have them blog! I used to have Friday Writing for my high school students, ongoing journals, which I suppose was similar, before personal computers. It was 1976 to be exact. Gadzooks! That was a while ago.

Empty nest. I just typed empty next... Mmmm. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Encourage that love. Good luck with tracking the blogs.

julie fedderson said...

What a cool assignment! Yay to baby bloggers! And the white flower is beautiful--is it a daisy of some type?

Flartus said...

Well, the flowers are still beautiful, even in a quiet house.

Best wishes for a successful, happy semester. I hope you have a little time at the end of the day to put your feet up and smell those gorgeous roses.

floweringmama said...

I sure hope your semester is a good one. My classes start the 30th and I am once again ready for the routine. Oh yeah, that and the smell of new text books!

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful BB!! Thank you for these brilliant blooms - always a welcome sight for Monday!

Enjoy your first day back at work!!!

Hugs to you and all the best to your sons! Take care
x

Leanne said...

Happy Monday, dear dear Betty!!! Wishing you a wonderful beginning this semester!

Jules said...

I told you to leave a radio on. :) Love the white flower, I'm so bad with names. Are you going to let us follow your lovely students?
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Elizabeth Grimes said...

That's a lot of blogs! Good luck with the school year!

Talli Roland said...

Gorgeous flowers, Betty. Good luck with the start of the new year and all the blog maintaining! :)

Donna said...

Good Luck with the Baby Bloggers!!
hughugs

Shelly said...

Beautiful flowers! I, too, am starting my students in blogging. Hoping it goes well for you-

Brian said...

Baby bloggers...now that's cool!

Hilary said...

That's a whole lotta bloggin' goin' on. I'm sure it will yield some interesting results. You'll probably learn a lot about your students.

I hope this year's group is a good one for you.

Lovely flowers as always.

That Janie Girl said...

What an awesome assignment!

Marg said...

Wow, that is such a good idea to get those student to do blogs. Sounds like a big undertaking but so well worth it. I wish I had done it when I was a whole lot younger. You learn so much from blogging even from just commenting.
Love the flowers. Wishing you tons of luck with your new bloggers.
Take care.

TS Hendrik said...

I love that middle flower. Looks almost like coconut.

Good luck with the "baby bloggers!"

jenny_o said...

We all know you're just teaching for the blog fodder now :)

Beautiful flowers - and hope your semester gets off to a great start.

Linda said...

I like the idea of encouraging your students to blog. I loved English, but I hated the writing assignments. I think blogging might have been easier for me back then than the traditional writing assignments given by the instructor. But I don't envy you the responsibility of reading all those blogs.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sounds exciting. I have one more week before school starts for me.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I am planing on having my 5th grader start a blog- Any advice? I would love to see your guidelines...
Renladyofthearts@gmail dot com

I'm sure the house is quiet.

Kristina said...

60 blog is a lot of blogs! Kudos to you for being able to keep up with all of them! :) Beautiful flowers as always!

Eva Gallant said...

What a great way to get students writing! And you are introducing them to something they can do for the rest of their lives!

blueviolet said...

It's good that you have school as a distraction for your empty nest. :)

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

Gorgeous colors this morning! Good luck on your first few days. Have fun with the blogging! I have a classroom blog and wish my students were old enough to do their own blog! That sounds fun!

Out on the prairie said...

Classes started here today also.Poor Betty, summers break is over. I always would tease them and say that after 3 months it was funny they expected 100% right away, it always took the kids a bit to warm back up.

Brian Miller said...

that second looks like it is crusted in coconut, which makes me hungry, so when they try to lock me up for eating the flowers i am sending them to you...smiles.

Ms. A said...

Don't allow the quiet to become deafening. Good luck getting back into the groove and growing those baby bloggers!

PS: That second flower looks like coconut.

EmptyNester said...

What a fantastic idea! I bet they really enjoy it once they get started! It's good you start back so you will be busy- maybe keep you from noticing the quiet? Right. I still notice the quiet and I'm entering my third year of empty nest.

Lo said...

I remember the days when my son's went off to college. Years ago and might I brag and say they did very well for themselves. Great idea on "your kids" doing blogs..might never have time to check mine again though LOL

Anne Gallagher said...

Sixty blogs?! Oh you poor girl. Best of luck during the new semester.

Pat said...

Good luck with the semester and the baby bloggers!

Glad your youngest got off to school okay!

Daisy said...

Happy Monday, Betty! Best of luck with the new school year for you and your sons! :)

Joyful said...

What an awesome sets of macros. Are your students in college?

Gigi said...

I'm so glad you got him settled and that you went back to work (it will help keep your mind off the empty, quiet house....I hope).

Baby bloggers! How cute. But a VERY good idea. What better way to foster a love of writing; particularly once they begin to receive feedback.

Have a great school year, Betty!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

If your students need a follower, give me a holler! :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous flowers Betty!

Good luck with your baby bloggers, I think you will all have fun.

Ann said...

pretty flowers. How exciting that you are working on hatching little baby bloggers.

CM said...

That is so cool, I've never heard of a teacher encouraging students to start a blog! Back in my day, we journaled the old fashioned way, by spiral bound notebook. Blogging is such a great idea!

Good luck with the start of the school year!

Lin said...

Let us know if you need supporters and readers of those blogs. I don't mind following a few to encourage them.

gayle said...

Great idea! think my daughter did this....she teaches 9th grade English.

Catherine said...

Have a super good first week back at work Betty!
xo Catherine

Retired English Teacher said...

I hope you new semester goes great. Your students are in for a treat.

karen said...

Happy new school year! Stay busy and your boy will be home before you know it! Best of luck launching your budding writers.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Good luck launching those blogs and the new school year, Betty.

I like to say: The more mess that was made, the more fun that was had.

xoRobyn

Sush said...

I'll make this short and sweet and you are one busy bee...Whew, SIXTY?

YOU ROCK!

Hugs~

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi BB .. great flower shots - love the rose. Well you're not going to have time to miss your boy!

60 .. that is going to keep you some busy - enjoy them - they'll have loads of ideas and will be so interesting .. cheers Hilary

faye said...

About time you got back to work....
haaaa.. I know you missed it immensely.

SueAnn said...

What a great class project!! Look forward to seeing how they do!
And those flower pics are amazing!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Baby Sister said...

Such beautiful flowers. :) Good luck with the new year!!

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Happy school days, Betty. Hope it is a good year for you all. So...will you be pointing us towards your favorite student blogs this year or is that favoritism? Loved your poem this week.