Participate in Life: My Retirement To Try List

Participate in Life: My Retirement To Try List

Adding a To Try List to My Life Today, I feel officially retired. Because today is the second day I didn’t go to work. No sitting in meetings, watching the clock, thinking about all the other things I should be doing to get my classroom ready for Monday’s...
Collect Your Treasures in Heaven

Collect Your Treasures in Heaven

Why Did I Collect That? Van and I move from California to Arizona in six weeks. Every day, my sister-in-love, Judy, sends pictures of our new home. Yesterday, the drywall and stucco made the concrete, wires, and wood look like a real house. As I begin to fill boxes I...
Week Six of Retirement: Reflections

Week Six of Retirement: Reflections

“Are you enjoying retirement?” I’m asked this question by everyone I talk to.  The easy answer? Absolutely! Except, so far, it feels just like summer vacation. As a teacher, I always had time off in the summer. Nothing seems different enough yet. My heart did smile...
Retirement Adventure #3: Schedule Time to Play

Retirement Adventure #3: Schedule Time to Play

Fifty-four days until we move. No boxes packed yet; closets call my name. The boxes on my calendar slowly fill up with play dates with friends I want to see, be with, talk to before I go. People, God keeps reminding me, are far more important than tasks. Remember the...

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