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Thursday, June 2, 2011

I'm free, I'm free!

Hello everybody, I'm back and I'm free as a bird!  My retirement date finally caught up with me, and I'm glad to see it.

Cabinets cleared out ...

Ped file drawers emptied...

Counter tops cleaned spic and span (as a courtesy!)...

The last of my junk bagged up to bring home...
check and double check!

 I had my final separation clearance interview at 9:00 a.m. this morning with Security, turned in my badge and emergency evacuation kit.  Signed a paper swearing to a lot of stuff I won't do, yadda yadda yadda.

Oh my, it feels so great to be RETIRED!  Today I've started on a road that I've never gone down before -even the air smells different!  But you know, at the same time it really hasn't hit me yet that I'm retired, maybe it will next week!  I keep expecting something to wake me up, LOL. 

My coworkers gave me a nice retirement party yesterday, I didn't have my camera but someone will send me her pictures and I'll share them.

So, what was the first thing I did as a retired lady??  I went to the car wash!

here's somebody getting the deluxe wash; I got the quickie!

This is just after my suds were rinsed off; I think the flag was a great touch...

and their super-duper hot air dryers blowing off the water.

Hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. The first few days of my retirement I would think to myself, at this particular time of the day I would be doing ******* if I was still working, and then I would just smile!

    Enjoy every minute! Soon you will be so busy at "stuff" you will wonder how you had time to work!

  2. Congratulations on your retirement!!! Enjoy! Soon I'm sure your will have so many projects going your will wonder where the time goes.

  3. I'm jealous! I'm jealous! Not really, congrats to you! I can't imagine the freedom you are feeling. And I can't wait to see all the yummy sewing you will now be able to do!

  4. Congratulations on your retirement -- quilt till you drop:)

  5. Congratulations Linda! Enjoy it for all of us still punching the time clock!

  6. Welcome to a wonderful way of life.

  7. I gave myself the first year of retirement free from any schedule. I even stopped teaching quilting that year. It was great. The next year I eased back into obligations and schedules. Now, like everyone else that is retired, I don't know how I found time to work! Enjoy yourself a lot!!!!

  8. Congratulations on your retirement!


  9. Happy Retirement!!!! You are going to enjoy it.

  10. Come to the QU quilt show tomorrow at Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA. Penny and I plan on being there when it opens. As to retirement, I never kept a calendar when I was working. Now that I am not working I do. My husband is looking forward to retirement and his statement about it is "I have plans to have no plans."

  11. Congratulations on your retirement!


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