It is Day 4 of retirement. My classroom is empty, I have turned in my keys, and my name is no longer on the door. And I'm good. It definitely feels different than the normal end-of-a-school-year-beginning-of-summer feeling, but I think I'm going to adjust (smile, wink). I've done my usual weekend activities--cleaning, laundry, trip to the store--but am seeing that I don't have to cram all the chores into Saturday and Sunday anymore. I'm also realizing that instead of crashing on the couch and falling asleep by 9:00 after a day of work that I now have energy to do what I want to do. So I have jumped right into a big clean out, a painting project, bike rides, time in the garden, a garage sale or two, and a baseball game. And, of course, this all mean more time with my family. Life is good.
Salt Dogs vs. Wichita Wingnuts