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Lazy Weekend

Sunday, August 30, 2009

This has been a very lazy weekend for me, my s.o. and my pets. Boomer, the dog, has been feeling yucky. We are feeding him chicken broth and watching for him to recover from whatever ails him.

I'm not that happy being lazy. Days like this make me wonder if I should have kept teaching for another year. I visited my old school Friday for one of the teacher's birthdays. I was greeted so warmly. I enjoyed having lunch with all my old team mates. Then the kids came back from lunch and I was ready to head home. I sometimes forget how noisy kindergarten children can be...

Maybe I'll find something to fill my time at home. It's quiet here! lol :-)
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    Love the other comments here. I too am a retired teacher. I went back for about a year or two to sub on occasion. That was when I discovered, I really prefered my time at home. I keep plenty busy most days and enjoy being able to schedule my own time. Allow yourself some lazy days....you are entitled. It will pass. Try some of the suggestions and you'll end up busier than you might want to be. We do travel a lot and I am grateful for those times. Enjoy your time..... it is fleeting.
    4273 days ago
    JoAnn had lots of good ideas there! Just think about all those things that you don't miss! I never had a doubt that it was the right time for me! I knew I didn't want to put in all those extra hours after school and at home nights! One thing you might want to start up is a retired teacher group. I did that - got in contact with others that had retired and we met for lunch once a month. After 11 years of retirement, we're still doing that. Our little group of 3 has blossomed into a group of 20-something and about 15-18 of us meet on the first Thursday of every month! We all go to school around April 1 and invite new members to join us! Let them see what retired life is like! Once we showed up in our bathrobes and slippers! (It was after school!) LOL

    Explore new hobbies! Is there anything that you've always wanted to try? Take a class. Volunteer at a museum or your church. Go looking at RV's :) - still looking? Once you start traveling, you'll feel really free! Good luck!
    4274 days ago
    I'm still working and would love to retire. Isn't it funny how the grass is always greener on the other side no matter which side we are on!

    4274 days ago
    As you may or may not know but I am retired teacher too...and this is what I don't miss...lesson plans, bringing work home everynight, faculty meetings, always doing more in and for the class with less.
    There are many wonderful things that I do miss, but those are now wonderful memories. You are entitled to lazy days. And retirement is not the end but the beginning. You have a blank small white board in front of you, with a dry erase marker...what do you want to do. Write something down, ponder it, if you don't like that idea erase it, write several more...its all open and possible. I really thought I'd go back and work part time as an aide. You know still work with children, but not have the 'work' to do. But grandchildren came and I am needed by them every now and then.
    I hope your dog starts feeling better...it is tough when they can't tell you what ails them. Keep us posted as to how he does.
    4274 days ago
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