Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Back to School!
Well, it has been an incredible Summer filled with lots of fun. Projects, trips, gardening, you name it. But now the "school bells" are calling me and I must return to the land of teenagers, food and FUN! In a word, or maybe three ~ to Lunch Lady Land. Yes, I am one of those chosen few who get to serve Sloppy Joes, make endless sandwiches and clean tables. And not only do I do all the latter, but I get to run my own program (my official title is Head Cook) and I just love love love it! When I fell into this job 15 years ago, I never imagined that one day I would have my own kitchen, that I would eagerly go to work each day and that I would meet the most incredible kids. My school is an alternative high school, and if ever anyone got a "calling" to be someplace; that person was me. I arrived 7 seasons ago, and tomorrow my Jeep will be full of all the items that I need to make a sterile school kitchen into something warm, inviting and FUN! Posters, magnets, my various collections, bulletin board, tablecovers, flower arrangements, quirky art, kitschy aprons and scarves & Smarties candies. Check and check! By Monday (the first day of school) I will have the place transformed and the kids will nudge each other and think ~ "Hmmmm, she's alternative too!" :)