Honestly it sounds like she's already made up her mind and it's just when and if to do the formality of announcing that she's contemplating.
Her heart doesn't sound into it. Time is really short for her to start training and if she doesn't have a coach it will be even harder. I think she did just announce it; sort of.
January was the deadline she had previously set for herself. Like you, Tonichelle, I think she's already made up her mind. She had her fun Olympic experience in Turin and a powerfully personal one in Vancouver.
Joannie's heartwrenching Bronze medal skate at the Vancouver Olympics will live on forever in every Canadian's heart. She has earned the right to "hang up her skates." Only I hope it's only her competitive skates, I am looking forward to seeing Joannie once again in Vancouver when the Stars on Ice tour returns in March. She is a class act.