How did we get here? Well I transitioned to retirement by teaching half time for the past two years (academic years 2015-2016, and 2016-2017). I taught all my courses in the fall semester and took the spring semester off.
Spring of 2016 is a bit of a blur. How did I ever have time to teach?
First, we went to Israel with Bet Am Shalom Synagogue. It was an amazing trip. Pictures can't do it justice so I won't try, but here's one of all of us in Jerusalem:
|Bet Am Shalom group|
And that was January.
|Menu for Marina's Confirmation lunch|
Aunt Carol turned 86 in March and the family got together for that.
|Aunt Carol's birthday lunch|
And then it was summer!
Summer of 2016 is a bit clearer-we took a vacation to Maine, renting a (weird) house on Deer Isle but loving every minute of our time there.
And then it was time to go back to work ;(
Fall was bitter sweet-teaching for the last semester. No last lecture (popularized by Randy Pausch who knew he was dying), just a series of last classes.
And at the end of this month, a week from Thursday, I'll be "officially" retired. Stay tuned!
|Selfie with balloons Anne gave me|