May 29th – June 3rd

Day 150 – 155 — Holy crap!  155 days!  Can’t lay claim to blogging for each and every one of them — which was my intended goal — but I am at least recounting them.

As you can no doubt tell by the sporadic way I’ve been posting, this is my REALLY busy time of the year.  It has been just insane lately, but the end is in sight.  I am counting the days, the hours, the minutes. . .

I think we’re finally going to get a break in our rainy, cloudy, cool weather.  I sure hope so, because I’ve got a pail of deck stain just burning a hole through the floor in my front hallway.  There are so many jobs I’m behind on right now that it gives me fits if I start thinking about them.  So, I don’t.  I just shelve them in the back of my mind and tell myself — you’ll get to it, don’t worry.  It’s not worth stressing about.

And, in truth, it’s not.  But I want things to get done so that I can just mellow out and relax.  Spend more than one night a week cooking a meal.  Sit on my deck and read a book with a cool beer beside me.

So, I haven’t really recounted what I did over the last 5 days.  It wasn’t much, believe me.  Just travel and meetings and getting ready for meetings.  But last night, I attended the retirement party for a dear friend and colleague.  Charlotte is truly one of a kind and she will be greatly missed.  The kids she loved and mentored and helped to educate owe her so much, but all she ever asked for was a smile and a desire to try.  I learned much from her over my ten years working together and I knew I could always count on her for a shoulder to lean on and a friendly face to talk to.  I miss my old school still, and seeing Charlotte retire brought that home again.  It also reaffirmed that times change, people move on and we all have to seek our own path.  I wish her well on wherever hers takes her.



  1. Jill said,

    June 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    It was nice to see you last night. Sorry we didn’t chat more. I’ve known Charlotte since starting kindergarten with her daughter 31 years ago. She is truly one of the kindest people I’ve ever known.

    I hear what you say about yard/housework – I too tell myself it can wait and no one cares how sparkly my shower is. I’ll get to it, when I can.

    Hang in there – June 29th is coming soon!

    • klrs09 said,

      June 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Yes it would have been nice to have more time to talk. Maybe we can all get together for a soda pop near the end. I kind of felt like I was back ‘home’ for a bit last night.

      It was a wonderful tribute to Charlotte.

  2. June 10, 2013 at 1:28 am

    The fact that you hold the intention to recount your days in this manner and obviously enjoy doing it is what matters. All the best!


    • klrs09 said,

      June 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much for dropping in! Somedays, it’s tough to find something ‘memorable’ to write about — but, I try.

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