Saturday, June 8, 2013

Where I Want to Retire...

Yes, yes, I know this is supposed to be Pretty Pokhara, Part 2, but I'm not finished with that yet, and so this is the interim post...

...and, no, we're not ready to retire--yet!  
This will be us in a few years however, :)

and so...
at this stage of the game, it's just fun to think about retiring...and I stumbled across a website that has a picture of where I want to retire!  No, it's not a city or a country--it's a room:
Professor Richard A. Macksey's personal library:
Isn't it simply marvelous?!

Here is the website:

Isn't it too cool for words???  (If you're me anyway!  :))
I know not everyone will love this like I do, but this room is "Me!"
AND...Ramon likes it too!  :)
Of course, I LOVE all the rooms pictured, but if we could have a room like this one (#24), I would be perfectly content--wherever we might land!  
I told Ramon that all he has to do is throw in some Cheez-Its and Reece's Cups now and then and I'll be happy!  I know our house in Heaven is going to be like this!

I've always been a bookworm--ever since I taught myself to read as soon as I learned the letter sounds and I always had my nose in a book.Vintage Child Reading a Book, Jessie Willcox Smith Business Card Templates

I would read in the car.
(Still do when I'm not driving!)
When it was dark, I would hold the book "at the ready" and as soon as we stopped at a light, I'd get in a couple of paragraphs.

I would read under the covers with a flashlight when I was supposed to be sleeping.
(Mom, you have no idea how often I did this!)
(Still do this so I won't wake up Ramon!)

I would prop up a book on the kitchen sink so I could read while doing the dishes.

from:  Our kitchen in Nepal!  :)

I would (and still do) read while eating,


I've always liked to read while watching TV (yes, still do), which of course makes everyone say,
"Pay attention!" when I look up and ask what's happening!  :)


and I'm also guilty of this.


Let me explain!
In the above "reading in the car" picture, I was talking about when I'm not driving.
However, when I lived in Tampa, Florida, (sorry Tampa, but this is a true story)
the traffic was SO BAD that one was always at a standstill and could be sitting at a light for AGES, or if you had to turn left--forget about it!  So I kept a book in the car to read during these LONG standstills!  I can't tell you how many books I read during those traffic lulls in the two years I lived there!  Amazing!

Anyway, to sum it up, this picture explains me:


and my motto is:


Of course, my second motto is:

I'd rather be reading at the beach!

(Love this picture shewrites!)

I also love this picture:  
(If our Book Retirement House is near this beach, I'll be happy!)


Of course, this is probably more realistic:


...and this too!  :)

Anyway, as long as I have my books, I'll be happy!

When at home (in the US) last summer, I went through the boxes of books stored in my aunt's basement (Thanks Aunt Vickie!) and took many to the used book store nearby.  However, I kept a LOT!  I just couldn't give them away.  They're like old friends!


This is probably why I enjoy teaching school--seeing a child become hooked on reading is the best!  Here are some of my adorable students here in Nepal enjoying their books!  
(So precious!)

Hopefully they will remain lifelong readers!

Hopefully books will not go out of fashion!
I haven't bought a Kindle yet, although I need to since I'm over here,
but I don't know how I'll enjoy "flipping" through a Kindle like I "flip" through books.
Oh well.  

Whatever your retirement dreams are, I hope they come true!
As for Ramon and me, you'll find us here:


or here:

or here:

Have a nice day!