But, I did get an email this morning that read, “Beware jealous neighbor.”
My neighbor, who works for the school system, is intense, sincere, and knife-carrying in her jealously. (That isn't really true. She is fantasizing about my retirement and her long, long 107 days.)
Perhaps there is another plot and title in this situation. Recent retiree is eliminated by jealous neighbor—who is later acquitted for justifiable homicide. It probably needs some work.
My holiday vacation has been a good practice. True, there has been a plethora of family and social activities, but down time as well, which I have used to read my upcoming release--the lord—one more time. I've also started to designed the bookmark to go with the book. Vicki Landis, artist and cover designer extraordinaire, approved my efforts, which is a shock. She did say she’ll need to do some work on my self-designed
In any case, I believe, I can adjust to this retirement thing rather quickly. I have so many things to do. Randy Rawls gave me a retirement card predicting the total adjustment time at 2 minutes.
We all think that no one can do as good a job as we do. But it is not true. The real truth is that sometimes those who follow us do a different job and perhaps a better one as well. That is a very good result. I still feel loyal to and bonded to the faculty I worked with and, of course, to the students.
I thank one and all for their kind words, wonderful presents, and celebratory events.
(Going forward, I’ll be writing about something other than retirement.)