Friday, September 04, 2009

I'm Done


Yup, today was my last day at my real job. I will miss the people that I work with, the company (SAIC) that has taken such great care of me and the worthwhile job that I did for Marine Corps weather sites. I will not miss the 100 mile a day commute or the 4:30 wake-up call.

On Sep 18th, I turn 62 years old. I never really expected to live this long so it is all good. My first social security check gets here in the 3rd week of November. Until then, it's quilt, quilt, quilt to help pay our bills.

So my best friend, Christi, surprised me last night by bringing this gorgeous vase of flowers to our planned dinner. Chez Sizzler is one of my favs. In a small town, there are not so many choices for dinner. The flowers were wonderful and people kept stopping by to comment on them. It was a great dinner, shared with friends. (Christi, Anna and me). Now I start a new phase of my life.

4 comments:

Patty said...

Congratulations on your retirement. I am soooo looking forward to mine in 5 years. So many things I want to do when I finally get some time. My list of quilts to make is growing each day. Enjoy your time, you've earned it.

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations on the well deserved time for yourself and what you love to do...quilting! You are awesome and I hope you have an awesome time...not driving forever to get to your job...just walk down the hall!

Lesley said...

Congratulations Linda rest and quilt.

Allison said...

I'm sooo happy for you Linda!! Congratulations on your retirement! Now you can sleep in and quilt in your pj's ALL day!

Would you be interested in giving me some instruction on the long arm? I am doing horrible!!! Give me a call whenever you're ready. 765-0340
Fondly,
Allison

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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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