In 2009, I was encouraged by my friends to give the 365 photo project a try. I love taking photos, and was excited about participating. The daily posts paint a brief picture of my year and open my eyes to the beauty around me. It is challenging to post a photo daily. I was successful in 2009 and 2010, but fell a few short in 2011. I'll be continuing my quest for daily photos in 2012 and look forward to sharing them here.
I enjoyed a very leisurely lunch at Weber Grill with three of my friends this afternoon. Two are retired like me and one is still teaching. Since we all taught together for quite awhile, the conversation often involves talking 'school talk'. One thing that I am certain about is that I retired at the right time. I loved teaching the kids, working with my colleagues, and continuing to learn. But, I don't miss the stress or the ever changing demands from the administration and government.