Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Home at Last

The first week after I turned in my keys at school was not a good one for gardening. We had horrible wind for two days and it was chilly. Not the best for planting flowers. So I was content with my beloved violets blooming.

There were only these few stems that weren't damaged with our 7 degree mornings in April on my flowering almond. I think it may be time to dig this one out and replace it with another one.

Every spring this bright Basket of Gold explodes with this mound of sunshine.

And now I need to be outside getting some flowers in their summer homes.
I'll leave you with these happy faces with wishes for a delightful week ahead.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Littlest Teacher

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!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Plan C

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!