Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Beside Still Waters

And so... it begins.... retirement...

Teachers spent the weekend preparing their classrooms, set their alarms again, then started the week of professional development classes before the students arrive.

I know that routine so well, have never known any other... until now.
So, what have I done these last few days?

I spent Saturday with my beautiful nieces Kelsey and Karly and taught them to paint a landscape. We talked, painted, laughed, snacked, and had a lovely day.(And aren't their autumn landscapes gorgeous!)  Sunday was rainy; I took a nap. Since then I've been available to be with my dad for a heart check up, take dinner to another niece Erica (a teacher) with a new baby, gone to Pilates, spent a day with my Aunt Anita at her home, visited the farmers' market, done yoga, refilled the hummingbird feeders, made peach ice cream... 
I am so happy.

Psalms 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside still waters,
He refreshes my soul.

Original Oil Painting on 11"x 14" Wrapped Canvas
Click "Beside Still Waters" if you'd like to purchase this painting.


  1. It looks like you all had a wonderful time.... The landscapes came out so good..I love the colors of Autumn...however, am I ready for it? Lol. Enjoye the rest of the Evening!!!!

    1. Thanks Hilda. I'm looking forward to the colors of autumn, but I think we have a little more summer left.

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  3. I don't know where the heart of the summer went, it it has gone super fast. I wondered when it was time to go back to school for you and figured that is when you would realize this is a permanent vacation or weekend now that you are a retired lady. Isn't it wonderful. I have gotten used to it finally and sure don't wish to change it. Always come home after seeing my working buds and feel glad I get t come home and. It go back to work. Glad to see you still teach g others to love art. Wanted to tell you one of my Australian friends just wrote and illustrated a children's book which she has submitted to a,publisher. It is about birds and how they are different each from the other. She is waiting to hear if they will publish, so it can be done. Fingers crossed for her! Know I am going to see one from you one of these days.

    1. Oh, I agree wholeheartedly! I love my teaching life, but I am so very glad to be right here instead of in a classroom. I love that you encourage me as a writer. Thank you for that.

  4. I'll bet you are enjoying your retired life!