Tuesday, August 25, 2009

School Happens

The first day has come and gone....heard from Autumn: "grrrr"
from Austin: new girlfriend, and loves AP classes
from Casey: joined the band and playing trumpet
from Nathan: great teachers and great friends
from Sean: too big to let Mom walk him to class

Monday, August 24, 2009

My fingers can still talk!!!

Yesterday I happened to be in the check out line behind three deaf adults. I caught myself "eavesdropping" on what should have been their personal interactions. I caught myself interpreting for the cashier when she didn't quite "get" what the lady was trying to point out to her. I caught myself in a conversation with three lovely people.
Yep, the fingers still have it!!!

Aug 24, 2009

Today is the first day of school for many friends and family....and the first day of my seventh year of retirement. I do miss the smell of new crayons and the sweet smiling faces of my students. But I don't miss the early hours (retirement doesn't have an alarm clock). I don't miss writing lesson plans (retirement doesn't have plans unless you want them). And I don't miss the bone tired feeling of the first day of school (retirement takes naps if you want to).
To my teacher friends---bless you for loving them all, bless you for sharing your love of learning with them all, bless you for being the missionary of knowledge that you are.
To my student friends and family---bless you for being the example you should be. Bless you for being the friend you want to be. Bless you for being the learner you can be.