School starts in Canada right after Labour Day and the back to school ads are everywhere. This year however, I'm feeling very strange about "Back to School". For the first time since 1976, my name is not on the teaching list as I have retired. My youngest is desperately studying for her nursing finals in September so I don't have any children to send back to school either. It feels so strange not to have to do all of that school shopping, moving a child into a college residence and spending all of those hours getting a classroom ready. Maybe I'll spend September 6th stitching my school blocks into a top which were given to me by friends to honour my retirement. I've also heard that our local retired teachers have a "To Hell with the Bell" lunch on the first day of the new school year. Lots of possibilities but it still feels weird! What interesting things have you done after retiring?