This sweet girl is coming to my house to celebrate the beginning of my new life as a retired teacher! What else can I say? She will join my other Hummels and remind me of the past 39 years. It is time to get busy!
There are only four more days of school! Retired is what I will be in five days!
The staff had a lovely party for several of us that will say farewell to our careers this May. We were honored with flowers, the golden apple, and a buffet of sweets after school!
This picture is not the best because I was having major issues loading pictures to the blog. They just would NOT load, so I haven't posted for a while. This was annoying to me and as my time was taken with cleaning and sorting in my classroom, I didn't want to frustrate myself. Posting from my phone doesn't quite look the same and I need to see how things fit on a larger screen.
A friend gave me this clock that will be on my mantle. A nice sentiment, as one always hears of the retiree receiving a watch or other timepiece. And, it is something that I secretly did want.
Someone recently asked me if I was at all sad as my career comes to a close. I responded with a no. During the previous school year I prayed about the decision to retire and God's answer was always the same. He will reveal the rest of Plan C when the time comes! And in the meantime, I have a large yard needing attention, a basement that hasn't been cleaned in several years, and painting I need to finish in the kitchen. On top of that is a living room and bedroom full of things to sort through from school.
Thank you to Sarah and Alex, and my other "daughter" Sarah Jo for making my day a great one!
This morning on the way to school the road was covered with ice and snow AGAIN. My drive isn't as long as some, but it is getting very tiresome to be doing this in the middle of April. Also, it was only 9 degrees! Yes, I know it was warmer than last Thursday, but only by 6 degrees. (My kinder kids can do the math and know it was 3 degrees last week).
When I pulled up to park there were about 6-9 robins huddled in the snow by this downspout. Usually there are only 2 -3 in a group so it was an amazing sight. They looked like this bird below and am sorry to say that I didn't catch them with my camera/phone and had to search on line for this one.
So, I'm wondering if we could have some warm, sunny days for the final four weeks of school? I'd be more than happy to dig out some spring clothes instead of shoveling snow!
P.S. Could you also do something about the wind that is creating the snowdrifts across the road? There will be more ice in the morning. Pretty please?
I love the moisture, but could you start sending it in liquid form?
After more years than I care to admit, I'm now a retired teacher. I'm a Colorado native, love to play the hand bells at church, will always choose reading over cleaning, and I dearly love my family. In the spring and summer I love to get out in my flower gardens and play in the dirt!