20 August 2013

fact

this is the first opening day in over fifty years that i have not gone back-to-school.
just marking the day. 

6 comments:

My Maine Blog said...

Morning Chris....I'm sure this transition in your life must be bittersweet and kind of strange too. I know that in the beginning when I no longer got up and got ready to go to work was such a drastic change and it took me a while to get in the retirement groove and having so much time to do nothing or everything. I do know now that I really love not having to plan my day for anyone else but me, not having to go out on cold winter mornings and drive on early morning icy roads only after spending an hour or so to clear the driveway first...you know...there really is a new freedom and I'm pretty sure you'll grow into your new way of life. It just takes a little time. Hope you have a beautiful day. I've not been very active on my Blog lately...so I've missed some of your posts...but winter is coming...it's right around the corner so I'll be spending more time here that's for sure.

My Maine Blog said...

P.S. I forgot....I left you a message about my wreath on my blog. :)

Udita Banerjee said...

Change is such a strange thing, and it brings such strange emotions unto us. Hope you had a wonderful not-going-back-on-opening-day day :)

Linda said...

Are you happy or sad? Life is always changing on us. Just about the time we get comfortable - we shift gears!

Aurelia said...

Wow I bet that felt really strange. What did you do with yourself for the day, instead of going to school? :)

chris said...

i had made arrangements long ago to impose upon friends on this day, to be far away from school and all things familiar. still, it was a bit surreal to be on the road and then by the ocean when my mind was in meetings and the classroom. it was a good day, tho, and a lovely trip. you are all right: i think i'll get used to my new existence - with time. thank you for caring.