CUTE PICTURE ALERT
THIS PICTURE HAS NOTHING TO DO (WELL, IN A WAY I GUESS IT DOES) WITH MY BLOG POST TODAY BUT....
Since RJ is just so darn cute and I'm absolutely obsessed with this baby right now I had to share one more cute picture. I will warn you now, expect one of these cute pictures to pop up at anytime.
I am all about slowing down which for me began 6 yrs. ago when I retired from a 30+ yr. career in education. I was on such a treadmill that I couldn't get off...children, lesson plans, mentoring new teachers, teaching colleagues from one end of the state to the other, teaching Developmentally Delayed children my last year, a grandchild born premature & diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy,travel....ALL this..... on top of caring for a mother with Lewey Body Dementia IN MY HOME...whew...my health, my brain, my soul was fighting for first place. Then one day in October of 2008 at 3:10 p.m. sitting in the floor of my classroom bathroom after a day of being bitten, stomped on (fractured foot BTW) by an out of control 5 yr. old, and an autistic/non potty trained 8 yr. old's pee-pee all over me.......I SNAPPED ! NO, I Mean it!! I SNAPPED!!!
I called my husband and told him that as of Dec. 17th, 2008 I was retiring. Yes Dear, I know I lack 7 months before I can retire....BUT, I'm Retiring....No, I don't know how I will make it happen BUT I"M RETIRING AS OF DEC. 17TH,
GUESS WHAT ??? I walked out of the school door on Dec. 10th ( 7 days before my deadline) without fanfare, drove home, took a nap, woke up, and got out my sewing machine! I've been slowing down and stitching ever since that day!!! Slowing Down has gained me back my Life!!
My Next Post will explain WHY I am all about Slowing Down even more and returning to an OLD LOVE.....It's going to be FUN, RELAXING, and WITH PURPOSE.... WINK WINK