Saturday, June 12, 2010

I Put On My Slippers

gorgeous flowers from my lovely daughter

Friday: last day at work. We had a picnic for all our students. It poured heavy rain in the morning. We were a tad worried, but went ahead with it, and ta-da! The weather cleared up for the right length of time so we could enjoy our outdoor picnic. It was lovely. Students had a good time, we handed out diplomas and said little speeches about the graduating students.. very nice. At the end, when it was clean-up time, it began to rain.

I went back to the office for last-minute desk clean-out. I turned in my keys. What an odd feeling! I gave a few hugs, said a few goodbyes, and LEFT!! I felt happy and content.

I was officially retired! Got home, took off my wet shoes and put on my slippers. Then.. my first official act as a retiree: I took a nap!

Saturday: I'm still feeling exhausted from all the events and the excitement over the last couple of weeks. I woke up with a headache. Hope it goes away soon. Today I get to have lunch with a couple of cool ladies.

Tomorrow: 2nd Sunday Sewing for Sunshine. I hope to spend some time sewing! I do have one more retirement party to attend tomorrow, if I can muster up the energy to go. Not sure about that at this point. I'm really feeling ready to crash and catch up to myself.


Unknown said...

Sounds like a good end to a great career!

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Sweet P said...

Putting on a slippers and taking a nap is a wonderful way to start retirement.

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Phew! You made it! Congratulations on your retirement. Now you can nap everyday if you want. Since you are a prolific quilter, I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a fabric swap? I am looking for 2 1/2 inch wide, width of fabric strips (so, 2 1/2" x 42") to exchange to make scrappy, colorful, stacked coin style baby quilts. I'm hoping this will jump start me into a summertime charity quilting frenzy now that the baby has gone home. I'd be happy to send the same # of strips you decide to send. Email if interested.