A few days ago I got a certificate and monetary gift from my union. I was pleasantly surprised since I retired months ago and didn’t expect anything. I wrote about that here. Today I got an invitation to the school board retiree dinner.
This excerpt is from my memoir Not My Story To Tell. One other party turned out to be very memorable. Justine had invited some friends for a hot tub party and sleepover. She was about eighteen. I was home but they didn’t need any supervision. Greg was working overnight and I just stayed in my… Read More Parties (Chapter from “Not My Story To Tell”)
I’ve had a tremendous start to my career as a full time author. My book Not My Story To Tell has sold well over 200 copies and my readers are receiving the books within a day or two. I started my new novel and have written 1848 words. You can read more about my goals… Read More I’m On My Way
I am working the last month of my career as an Educational Assistant. My last day is October 26th. Today, I did my very last bus duty of my life. Bus duty entails standing outside on top of a big hill. On gorgeous days like today, it’s a pleasure but in the middle of winter,… Read More A Month of “Lasts”
When I was growing up I was the furthest thing from an artist that you could imagine. Sure, I could stay in the lines while colouring but I couldn’t draw a straight line. I had no interest in art. I was a sociable girl and playing with my friends was my favourite thing to do.… Read More Who Knew I’d Be An Artist?
I’ve booked a venue for my book launch and I’m combining it with a retirement party. Its going to be October 26th. It’s the end of one career and the beginning of a new one. I will have paperback copies of the book Not My Story To Tell that evening for sale. That does not… Read More Some Clarification
I’ve set the date for my book launch. I’m combining it with my retirement as an Educational Assistant. The date is Thursday, October 26th. I’m hoping to have it ready on time for pre-orders. This is a real party and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be paperback copies available for $4.99. I realize… Read More You’re Invited!
I’m back to work today. For those who don’t know, I work as an Educational Assistant. Today we have meetings and we start back teaching on Tuesday. I will be retiring October 30th after 30 years with the school board and after working 40 years total. It’s time. My plan is to combine a retirement… Read More One Down….38 To Go!
I took a day off yesterday to read. I’ve written before how I find reading and writing difficult to do simultaneously. You can read that post here. Reading is essential for writers and I’ve especially been reading memoirs so I can learn more about style and content. I read an entire book and most of another one.… Read More Alphabet Soup Challenge-Read
Yesterday, a 14 year old girl went to her high school near where I live and stabbed 6 people with two knives. Three teachers were also injured. She had written on social media that she was going to do it. You can read about it here. Luckily, none of the injuries are life threatening. She is… Read More Who Will Help These Kids?