Though it still feels like high summer over here in the mountains, it is time to return to work. As most of you know, I am a Food Service Manager at my high school, isn't that fancy? That is what I am listed as, but in reality I go by the loving term of Lunch Lady. :) It is a job I hold dear and unlike some of the folks who were mourning the loss of the summer, I love going back. The energy that a school gives a person is amazing! I am so lucky in the fact, that I am the one and only person in my program and my school allows me full rein to do what I want with my kitchen and lunch room. So I go hog wild with the decor and make my space bright and interesting.
One of the favorite things in my kitchen is my magnet collection. It amazes me how many students love to come in and chat and ask me all about the places they represent. They are a real "ice breaker". And now my family knows just what to get me when they travel. :)
I like my lunch room to feel more like a cafe, so I pick up table covers and silk flowers on sale and decorate according to the season. At first when I started doing this, students just weren't sure. Their other schools never had table covers and the only color seemed to be stainless steel! But I won them over quickly and now if they are missing, they want to know why. :)
My pride and joy is my display case. Every month I bring from home some antiques and decor and dress it up! When some remodeling was done in the school I found out just how much the staff and students loved it. High on the list was not to demolish "Kit's" case and to reinstall it, so that she can keep decorating. :) And I have.
So, work started last Wed. and all went well. My youngest made sure I had my "Back to School" gift basket surprise waiting in my Jeep. It was wonderful and makes the start of the year so much fun. As you can see, I got lots of school supplies and of course, some decor. Cheers to a new year! Always, Kit