Monday, September 6, 2010

Leaves are Turning, School Bells & Hot Spiced Cider

Hello there~

There's a chill in the air and I've noticed
a few maple leaves have fallen...

But nothing means Fall to me like
School starting!

My days of getting a child off to
school are long gone.
 (My son's been out of school for years).
But a couple of our Grandchildren are
returning to class, and this year we have a
beautiful, bright eyed 5 year old
very excited to be 

Can you remember that big day?
No, not when your own children
started school. But when YOU
took that first step into that
 Those exciting, scary, bigger
than life steps, into that HUGE building
for the very first time?!!!

I remember my kindergarten
teacher, she was actually the same
teacher my mom had when she
started school!!! Wow, (I don't
think that happens very often)!
Her name was Alta Crook...
Miss Crook to us, and she
was a sweet Grandmotherly
women with BRIGHT red
 Her classroom was
She read us such wonderful books.
 She even had a playhouse!!!
Our imaginations were
filled with such wonderment!

I have very fond memories
of my first teacher and her
wonderful classroom!

With all these memories and more
 tucked close to my heart,
I'll start my school year tomorrow!
Remembering that Middle School
is BIG, a bit scary, and a whole new
exciting world to our young little
6th. graders, and I hope as they look
back on these years, they'll also have
some fond memories that they can
tuck next to their hearts!

~Our Chesapeake Sportz~

I looove this Fall picture of our faithful friend Sportz

What's your fave Fall drink?
(Oh, I know it's hot cocoa, but besides that)!

I'm not much of a drinker, other than a nice glass
of wine now and then, but my
McGiver introduced me to
a hot toddy that is very yummy
for those cold Fall nights, (especially when
I accompany him on hunting trips)!

It might be called:
Hot Apple Pie?!

In a large mug add:
1 pkg. hot spice cider mix
pour in boiling water
add a shot of
Cinnamon Schnapps
stir with a cinnamon stick

(...for God's sake Don't Drive)!!!

Have a  wonderful Labor Day!

Always, Debbie~


NanaDiana said...

LOL Debbie- That takes a warm drink to a whole new level! Might not want to send the Mr out the door with a cuppa that in the morning;>)

I loved school too. However, I did NOT have such a great first teacher. We went to a small school and I had her for two years. She was kind of scary...and my father set me up to say something kind of smart to her (which I didn't know that back then) and so I got the brunt of her sharp edge the first week of school In spite of that I did quite well and loved learning.

A good teacher though can sure make the difference in how quickly a child learns and how much they want to learn.

Our little SweetCheeks starts nursery school tomorrow (just 2 mornings a week) and she is so excited. Me too! I am off work and plan to see her off on her first day!

Thanks for the wonderful post. Diana

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Ahhh yes, my first day of school!
The tears flowed freely that day, I was a mess, but somehow I survived. :-)

Have a wonderful week!
Big hugs,

The Tablescaper said...

Yummm. I've had hot toddies before, but your recipe sounds delish!

Thanks so much for joining Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper