Sunday, March 27, 2016


I'm officially retired and looking forward to this new chapter in my life!

I was given a great send-off at work.  Could it be that they were glad to see me go??

Wasn't I treated well?  I received so many gifts.  It was humbling.

There have been many moments when I have been glad that I haven't had to put on my duds and head out the door to work.  This weekend was a challenge for everyone who had to drive anywhere.  I think of my co-workers who braved the road conditions to go in...and I think of the struggle that many had, choosing to stay home.

Hubby gave me this as a retirement/birthday present.  I haven't a clue how to use it but I guess that I have lots of time to learn!

I have to admit that I feel a little confused.  There are so many jobs to be done, and so many interests I want to persue.  I am not sure where to start!

Have you any secrets you can share on how to be a retiree?!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

An Early Retirement Party!

My husband is so good at making every day fun!  To countdown the number of shifts I had left to work, he hung bags of snacks, and he ceremoniously handed me one as I readied for work.  We never spoke of the number of shifts left, but we did speak of the number of sacks left!

Count the snacks....  

Two sacks left!  But that did not deter my family from celebrating my retirement this weekend...  Look at this GORGEOUS cake!!

And these beautiful flowers and balloons!

My granddaughter made me a dream catcher, and there were gifts of diaries, and sticky notes!  And this lovely cup...

The best gift of all was the presence of family.  How fortunate am I to have a loving and supportive dad, husband, children and grandchildren!

Thanks to all!  Your love, encouragement and support sustains me.