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.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside still waters,