I'm a retired teacher who lives with my husband of 30+ years and year old miniture dachshund,Heidi. Hubby is the reason for the blog title. I call *While You're Up* my Indian name because I hear it often in the evenings. My three daughters are grown, as are my three step-sons, but they continue to fill my life with joys and worries, as do the 7 grandchildren I share with Robert. My blog is an outlet for that little writing bug I occasionally get.