Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Pam - Ah, the stress of retirement! We have 3 turtle nests on the beach, with two of them hatching. For the last week, I have been checking the first nest that is due - well as best as I can since the NPS has roped off the site. Finally, nest #1 hatched last night. The park ranger informed me that the roped off area will remain until Sunday morning when they excavate the site for any remaining turtles that are stuck! I am allowed to watch them excavate and I may take pictures - such excitement in my retired life! Just think, I would have missed this all if I were still teaching! AND I have 2 more nests to go! Hopefully I will have pictures to post after Sunday (I've gotta keep up with Mike and his pictures!)
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The longest I have ridden is about 85 miles, as I am trying to exercise restraint, and just train, not hurt these old, fragile knees. My most unique ride has probably been the one to nags head to get a root canal, then the return trip. The bike is starting to show signs of wear, and I have already replaced a tire after two flats. The front gear shifter isnt working, and that is being ordered in kitty hawk tomorrow, but overall, the bike is doing really well.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, Mike and I participated in a convalidation of our wedding vows at Our Lady of the Seas in Buxton, NC. In layman's terms, we had a priest bless our vows since we did not have a priest present at our wedding in 1985. Now we are "officially" married! Tirzah Sarro and Buddy Rose were our witnesses along with some of our close North Beach friends: Bird and Giselle Baldwin, Susan and Charlie Watson and "Mayor" Tom!! After our ceremony, we all went to the Sandbar and Grille for our "wedding reception". Thank you to all of our friends for joining us at this important event. Even after 27 years, these powerful vows are still very moving (yes I had tears in my eyes!)
All summer people kept asking me how it felt to be retired and I always replied that I didn't know since I always spent my summers at the beach! Well now it's becoming real. This past weekend, my dear friends Tirzah and Susan began preparing to go back to school and yesterday our son, Buddy, drove back home since he has faculty meetings tomorrow . Yesterday, my former employer, Peters Township SD, had their first faculty in-service of the year AND I was sitting on the beach with a cup of tea, watching the waves and seagulls! Wow! I think I can get used to this!