Retired from teaching, I have started the 'other' lifetime. I live in a big house with my husband, dog, and cat, but our extended family includes four children and their respective mates, and nine grandchildren. I am interested in just about everything and often have to curb my enthusiasm for new adventures big or small. I am a very optimistic and positive person, but sometimes life happens. A wise person once told me, "If your day is going lousy, stop and realize that you can always start your day over." I follow that advice and find that it works.