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.
I got a package in the mail from my union. As many of you know, I retired in October after working with the school board for thirty years. You can read more about how I combined my book launch with my retirement party here. I received this certificate with a monetary gift today.
We are experiencing ANOTHER snow day in Canada. We do have a reputation for snow but this is mid-April and we usually have Spring-like weather, long before now. We have highway, school closures and power outages all across Southern Ontario. This will continue until Thursday. Luckily, I don’t have to be anywhere but warm and… Read More Late April Snow Days
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
Today was my last day as an Educational Assistant, a position I’ve held for thirty years. I’ve loved working with kids who have special needs but it’s come for me to pursue my dream of writing full-time. I’m registered for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWritMo). The challenge is to write a 50 000 Word Novel… Read More I’m A Full-Time Author Now
Today my coworkers had a cake for me at our staff meeting. The only problem was I had worked through my lunch break while at an all day retreat so I asked to leave early. They saved the cake for me.
I have two reasons to celebrate today. My author’s copy has arrived and I signed my retirement papers! I’ve ordered two hundred copies of the book for my book launch. Wish me luck they arrive on time.
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