#wherewerv, #solTuesdays Is it just me? Do you struggle to just relax and “do nothing”? To be clear, it isn’t really nothing. I had a lovely four day weekend. (Retired teachers do not do to inservice days. Yippee!) We exercised, cleaned, did laundry, and some vacation planning. I attended two different meetings at church and … More Why is it so hard to relax?
1/10/23. #wherewerv, #solTuesdays This title popped into my head after just a few seconds, which is not typical for me. It has SO many meanings to me! Personal, retired, community, and outside our community, I have so much I wish for. And with Martin Luther King day around the corner, I thought today would be … More Retired Teacher Dreams
12/6 #wherewerv, #sol Tuesdays I am not fond of winter with its frigid air and bone-numbing cold. The wind whipping cold blasts up a coat makes me shiver. Often you will find me at home in comfy sweats, with a fleece or Sherpa blanket wrapped around me. Some days it seems that is the only … More Like a Warm, Cozy Blanket
Tuesday, July 5 #solTuesdays The windy, narrow & bumpy roads made getting to the last camping site a little nerve-wracking. The MOST stressful part, however, didn’t happen until we were on our way out of the park. For those who don’t know, most campers have 3 tanks, usually called the fresh water, grey and black … More The Most Stressful Part (and some July Musings)
#solTuesdays For the last 30 years or so, here’s where I’ve come to be me, the me that questions, that is unsure. The me who finally relaxes as she takes off the facade, the always-striving-to-get-it-right wife or the this-family-is-gonna-love-each-other-if-it-kills-me mom. This has been my quiet place, where I’ve retreated and recharged for years and years. … More Ah, here I am!
Tuesday, June 14 #soltuesdays When you are going to fly somewhere, the amount of stuff you can take is limited by the room in your bags. (And, possibly, whether there is an opportunity to do laundry.) I know when you go camping, you are also limited by the space that you have. But in our … More Camping would be easier, but it is not always practical.
Tuesday, June 7 #sol I handed in my key and ID card. I dropped off the computer, cord & dongle. These were the last chores in my retirement to-do list. In the last month I have…. Sorted through 35 years of materials (Truth be told, I started this about 2.5 months ago. Just finished last … More And it’s done….
Tuesday, May 24. #sol22 Tuesdays I missed a few Tuesdays, but the end of the year is busy. The end of the year when you retire is NUTS! We had a wonderful retirement celebration at a local place that has garage doors for walls, so there was plenty of ventilation. There were also plenty of … More I am almost retired… and I can’t believe it.
May 3, 2022 Since our camper is new-to-us, we decided our first trip should be somewhere nearby, so we could run home if we forgot something. (We did.) We highly recommend this, as we had so many items to put away. Luckily we already figured out what was going where in the basement areas. When … More The Learning Curve Hurts (literally)
April 26, 2022 Today we had an online celebration for our student teachers who are finishing this week. There were lots of people on the call, and a few shared their thoughts. One was someone who had been teaching for about 5 years. It was probably good for the graduating students to hear from a … More Celebrations