Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year Wishes

Were I Queen of Everything, here is I what I would like for next year.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Post-Christmas Post

 So the first thing the oldest grandson said when he saw tree was “Grandpa – do you have the army men?” Nothing says Christmas like soldiers having maneuvers under the tree.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pre-holiday Pardon

Today was proof of an ongoing mystery that’s been building for the past two years. That mystery is directly connected to the fact that I’ve now been retired from teaching for two years.
Anyone who is also retired has asked themselves the same question:
“How did I get all this done when I was working?’

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Putting Some Order in My Life

I was at Marshall’s yesterday trolling for Christmas gift inspiration. I did manage to score a few things and took them to the check-out counter. It was quiet in the store – as a contented retiree I’m able to shop at a time when the rest of the world is dealing with ringing phones or maybe telling their students that staring at their crotch either means they need to put away their cell phones or they might have a bigger problem.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Formidable Formicidae

Here's my latest entry in 

Five Sentence Fiction

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This week's topic is  Highway

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The (Thanksgiving) Party's Over

We’ve waved the last wave and 
the grandboys are on their way 
back to the mountains of New Jersey.