Choices

ImageAnother snow day. These days off have become so commonplace this winter that they must be starting to lose their luster, even for the kids. Teachers, I know from personal experience, are groaning that these days will be tacked on at the end of June. Prime teaching time is now; not in June when the days are balmy, and the kids are itchy to get outside. But, as with most things, it is what it is.

I struggled with the retirement thing. I wasn’t ready to let go of my working life, but the reality of a ridiculous commute after our move to the Cape forced my hand, and I said goodbye to the job. Saying an enthusiastic hello to retirement took longer, but I’m there now.

It’s good to have the snow as a backdrop instead of an impediment. It looks kind of pretty from the vantage point of a warm kitchen. Not so pretty through a car windshield in a line of commuter traffic.

Retirement, if you’re lucky, is all about choices. The freedom to decide what you’ll do on any given day.

Think I’ll make soup

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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