Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First day of school

It was the first school day yesterday. It is always a day that I would prefer to stay in bed all day, covered by warm blankets and not expose myself to the world.

But I had to go to work and it was hard. All the coworkers that have small kids had a free day either to take their children for the first time to kindergarten or they took their children for the first time to school.

In the office there were left only:
  1. coworkers with older kids who loved to tell their memories - how was the first day of school each year for their children
  2. younger coworkers who loved to listen to those stories - because they are looking forward to taking their future children for the first time to kindergarten / school.
  3. me
I tried to focus on my work and ignore all the talking.

I didn't feel good when coming home. So the first thing that I did was putting my sneakers on and I went jogging - for the first time in months. I felt great afterwards.


Today I will have to listen all day how expensive school is (by the way: the schools in my country are free of charge - financed by high taxes that we all (including me) pay, parents need to buy only books).

I hate this complaining. I would give anything in the world to be able to buy schoolbooks for our children.

(our children are safe in heaven*. They do not need any books). 

*I am not really religious. But somehow I have chosen to believe that our children do live somewhere.

I am attaching a photo of a church near Ravenna that we visited few years ago. I loved the mosaic. It is just wonderful.


  1. Gee it's tough isn't it? You just can't get away from it. I'm so sorry you had such a rough first day at school. I'm glad though that you were able to find a good release with your jog.
    Love and Light

  2. I hear you. Fortunately, most of my immediate coworkers are younger & don't have kids (yet) -- but back to school photos are all over my Facebook feed today. :p It will soon be over...! (((hugs))))

  3. No matter how well we are doing, days like this are difficult. So sending some virtual hugs.

    And those mosaics are beautiful. Sigh. We drove past Ravenna on Saturday!! (Straight past, we did not stop!)

  4. Ditto- it was first day two weeks ago- like Loribeth said, with folks posting school photos on Facebook feed for middle and high school, then this week K-6 grade kids. No breaks, huh?

    Beautiful mosaics!!!