Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include:
1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes;
2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.
Earlier this week it rained all day. While I sat at the computer,Chet slipped out into the backyard. He quietly worked on digging a hole to China and had gotten as far as Kazakhstan before I realized he was AWOL. . .
Chet here--under the desk is where I spent a lot of time the day after the digging lapse. "Lapse" is what my namesake, Chet the detective dog in the Chet and Bernie mysteries (really great reads if you haven't heard about them), calls those incidents. Personally, I'd never heard of that word before, but think it would be great for my next Scrabble game. Should be a high scorer based on how much fun that mud wrestling thing was.
Oh, a final thought. You know I think my new Roommate is a gem--lots of treats, walks, loving--but can you believe she turned the water hose on me after taking that first photo? You can bet I hollered loud enough to make the neighbors come out to see if she was killing me! We're friends again though. In fact, when I'm not blogging I sleep on her foot under this same desk.