#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
#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.
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
April 12 #SOL Tuesdays It’s becoming real. I am retiring in June. In seven weeks and two days it will be my last day with my last class of fourth grade students. Okay, so I KNOW it is real – I filled out all the paperwork and submitted the forms. I scheduled exit meetings. I … More It’s coming closer…
April 2 Slice of Life challenge may be over, but writing is not. I really don’t like April Fools day. It used to be a day to play fun jokes, like telling people you brought them a brownie, and handing them a “brown E”. But people who pull out someone’s chair so the sitter lands … More It’s Not an April Fool’s Joke