Sunday, September 26, 2010

P.S.

Immediately after posting about my delight with my retirement life, I got a call from my old school district with an offer of a long term substitute position.  Amazingly, I feel a bit guilty for declining, but I think I can muster the resolve. I realize that both my health and independence are gifts to be appreciated while I have them, because they are not going to last forever.
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It's not the parking lot I find so objectionable.  It's the people who use it as a trash receptacle, an open air bathroom, and a handy assignation spot (in broad daylight on more than one occasion).
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I bought an MP3 player.  (I know, welcome to the 21st century, me!)  I thought it might be nice to listen to audio books while doing the housework.  I thought I would have to get my grandchildren over to show me how to use it, but I did manage to figure it out--at least get some music into it.  I can download books from the State library through our local library so I'll give that a try.  However, right now either blogger or my computer is being quite obstinate, so I think I'll go pick up a real book.  I'm just finishing The Wild Girl by James Fergus--a fictional account based on a true incident.  It's very good and I'm almost delaying finishing it.

2 comments:

  1. Ugh, substituting, to me, is all the bad of teaching and none of the good. I would think a long term gig is a little better but not much. You made the right decision. I'm going to check out the Wild Girl.

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  2. So glad you were firm. You have paid your dues, now is time to kick back and do what you want to do--when you want to do it.
    I read James' "1000 White Women". If you haven't read it I highly recommend it. It is also based on a true incident. I'll check out Wild Girl. Thanks.
    I am jealous that you can download books, I am waiting impatiently for my library to do that for my Kindle.

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