As of 3 pm Tuesday, I am retired. Was it the smartest decision? Only time will tell, but I was ready. Too bad most people have to get old to retire . . . lol :) Perhaps I've just read too many obituaries of people my age or younger dying unexpectedly. I want time to enjoy life (and hopefully not have to eat cat food too soon).
It is going to be a busy few months, so it probably won't hit me until after the holidays. (I just can't say the "C" word yet, Saundra.) It will be nice not to have to squeeze it all in after working full time. First thing to get through is Saturday's show. Lots more on the schedule after that.
I told my co-worker that I did not want a party, and that was not just lip service. I really didn't. I don't like to be the center of attention. They instead planned our "end of season" steak fry. They had a cake and gave me this wonderful hooking basket (and some $$ to buy wool).
Pillow reads "hookers have more fun"
a gift from my niece :)
My boss had our sign guy make this for me. Working in a department of 30+ guys and only three women, they got a kick out of the fact that they worked with a hooker.
Last Friday I had the pleasure of being serenaded by two delightful 13 year old twins with the most beautiful voices (daughters of a co-worker). They sang "Forever Young". How sweet was that?
My last day the Parks' guys sent me flowers.
The Traffic Tech guy gave me lottery tickets.
My boss and co-worker got me and my sweetie tickets for Cirque du Soleil in November.
How ironic that I never felt appreciated until I was leaving. Everyone was so kind with words of praise. It was good to leave knowing how people felt. I am feeling a bit melancholy.
There seems to be two schools of thought regarding retirement.
- I don't know how I ever found time to work!
- I got more done when I worked!
I sure hope I'm more like #1.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)