Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Resolutions, resolutions, and more resolutions. It's that time of year again when people go crazy and make resolutions they don't really want to or know how to keep. For about 10 years my resolutions was to lose weight. It never, ever worked until a good friend and I decided to join weight watchers. This isn't a plug for ww but it certainly worked for me. I hope everyone out there who makes a new years resolution figures out a way for it to come true.

My resolution this year should be about writing, but it isn't. I just want to make it through the next 5 and 1/2 months of teaching with no complications. I'm hoping to stay relaxed and try to enjoy the good kids and perhaps finding a way to help a few of the more challenging students without ripping my hair out.

And then on to retirement. I can't wait.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Welcome to the world of electronics. I know I have been avoiding many new and wonderful things. But I took a giant leap this Christmas with an mp3 player and a Kindle. I have downloaded music, but if I don't do some everyday for a while, I'm sure I will forget how to do it. I haven't bought a book yet or downloaded any of the ebooks I have on my computer. (My husband has been very busy) And I'm sure I will get too frustrated to do it myself. With the first question I'm sure I will stop, throw my hands in the air and walk from the room.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday morning found the Young family with mixed emotions. My youngest daughter discovered her flight to New York was cancelled. Yeah! my fondest dream, have her home for a few more days. Guilt, I knew her husband wanted to get back so he could work. Little did he realize, no one was going to work. So, happily and a bit guiltily, I have her home for a few more days. We don't know when she will be able to afford to come back to Salem, but we do know we will going to New York in the early fall. Thank you blizzard of 2010 for arriving at the most appropriate time. May every one on the East coast be fortunate and safe in these upcoming days.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010 has found the Young family truly blessed with two editions to our family. We have a son-in-law and a wonderful baby girl born in June. Now with two granddaughters my husband and I have found wonder and delight in watching the children grow. Their smiles light up my heart and their wonderful spirits give new meaning to my life. Their pictures near my computer never cease to make me smile even when the day is not going as planned. I’m looking forward to a new beginning as I retire in five and a half months. I will, I hope, once again have time to write. However, my fellow angels on the Rogue’s angels blog are looking forward to the release of St.Patty’s Day Tales. A wonderful work of elves and faeries and gnomes and time machines and the list goes on.

Hope everyone out there has a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.