ten on tuesday.

1. School is going swimmingly for Sarah. She couldn’t be happier with her classroom and teacher. I’m looking forward to a great year for her!

2. School is going well for me too and I surprised myself by not even feeling the urge to cry at all. I’m actually quite excited about Sarah’s adventure. I’m counting down the days until Ephraim heads back to preschool on Monday as well. Expect to see a whole lot more of me around these parts come August 16th. =)

3. I’ve been volunteering in Sarah’s classroom at the end of the day each day this week to help her teacher get all the kids situated and heading in the right direction at dismissal. It makes me miss the classroom SO much.

4. It doesn’t, however, make me miss the classroom enough to take a pay cut and have my hours dictated by someone else.

5. On Facebook this week I stumbled across a couple of cool links shared by friends. First, this photo essay by James Mollison on “Where Children Sleep”. Wow. Talk about powerful juxtapose.

6. Second, a friend of mine posted this interesting blog post on Redefining the Southern Belle. Interesting food for thought for Belles and Yankees alike. (Samantha, read up.)

7. Thanks for all of your “good juju” regarding a particular set of life circumstances I sort of (but not really) mentioned in last week’s Ten on Tuesday post. Things didn’t turn out quite the way I had hoped but I’m rereading this blog post from ToT three weeks ago to ease my heart. And no, none of this has anything to do with a third Cobb baby. =)

8. We’re seeing Gillian Welch in concert this weekend. Bring on the jealousy.

9. My girl Karen Russell just saw her hubby off to Afghanistan last week. Stop by and encourage her today (and often) if you will!

10. Thank y’all for reading my silly little blog. I really, really love you.

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MelanieAugust 9, 2011 - 6:51 pm

Wow, Erin. That photo essay was unbelievable. Thank you for sharing that with us. If you don’t mind, I’d love to share it on my blog as well. The article about Southern Women was also interesting. Having lived in CA my entire life, I really don’t know much about the Southern culture other than what is portrayed in books and TV, so I thought the article was a fascinating read.

CarrieAugust 9, 2011 - 8:17 pm

Wow…those pictures of the children and their rooms was breath taking. Thank you for sharing!! Lots to think about…

Glad school is going well – she’s going to have SO much material in mind for her bedroom/classroom set up ;)

Erin HAugust 10, 2011 - 4:39 am

That photo essay was really interesting!

KristenAugust 10, 2011 - 5:39 am

Sorry to hear that things didn’t pan out the way you would have liked. A closed door now doesn’t mean a closed door forever. It might just mean “not right now”. Or it might mean another door will open that might even be a better fit for you.

Praying peace and renewed hope for you until the next door opens…

K

Jessica WAugust 10, 2011 - 5:49 am

Sorry to hear things didn’t turn out quite as you hoped. But, I am glad to hear school is going so well…for the both of you!

Ashley from VirginiaAugust 10, 2011 - 6:16 am

I’ve been subscribing to G&G for a few months. The articles are always amazing and extremely well written- including the one about southern women. I highly recommend it over Southern Living magazine.

AmyAugust 10, 2011 - 6:22 am

Erin – I just love your ToT posts. Today was our first day of pre-K (uniforms and all). The photo essay was great. Even though I’ve lived in the south for nearly two decades, I had no idea leaving the house with wet hair was low-rent :) Perhaps I should put on a little make-up while baking as well.

NatalieAugust 10, 2011 - 6:53 am

Great ToT Erin, I loved both articles. =)

Kira @Kissing the JoyAugust 10, 2011 - 7:43 am

Oh man, I hadn’t been to Karen’s blog for a while and I didn’t know her husband was deploying :( That’s really really hard. I’ll be praying for her. Thanks for the heads up!

misty selakAugust 10, 2011 - 9:28 am

i am a huge fan and follower of karen. i took her workshop and she is how i found you. i am ammazed by her strength. i hope all is well with you and so excited for sarah and her new adventure in kinder. big step in a little girls world. i will have a 5th and 1st grader this year, gah! have a wonderful day, erin.

SheaAugust 10, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Erin, I love your blog. I am horrible about commenting, but since you thanked your readers, I figured it was only fair to THANK YOU as well! I especially love ten on tuesday and it helps em get through the day. Your pictures are inspiring and I love your honesty and humility. THANK YOU! :)

PennyAugust 15, 2011 - 8:39 am

And we really, really love you, too. :)

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