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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 1! The Beginning (Give Away Count Down)

I want to say thank you for all the well-wishes left on yesterdays post! I am encouraged by those who have been enjoying their retirement and I pray that many of you will be following in my footsteps sooner than later.  There are still days left for the Give Away which will run through Sunday.  Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for the Give Away, be a registered follower and if you have a blog let your readers know about the Give Away...cause I am celebrating!!!


My last day of employment was eventful!  Upon arrival at 0530 the computer system was down and we initially had to go back to paper! lol  Then when it came up my employer had already "expired!" all my access to the programs.  When I  took my break for breakfast my employee card no longer worked and I found out  the time clock hadn't accepted my badge swipe.  Although I still had 10 hours of work ahead of me I was already purged from the system! lol  Humility is a really great virtue to have because in reality you are not as important as you think you are! lol My badge seemed to worked when I picked up a prescription at the pharmacy but I found out later from HR that in fact it had not and I had to go back and pay cash.  On my last day of employment I was already panhandling for quarters to come up with the cash!  Kathy, a coworker came through with the quarter I needed.  Robin, bought me an afternoon snack and Anne a charge nurse  treated me to lunch. But, even after having spent a good 2 hours working on getting access back, changing my password 3 times I had a wonderful last day at work.  Great patients, lots of wonderful good byes and well wishes.  There was so much positive energy and dreaming going on...a perfect day.  Now, I am ready to party!!!


Although Enzo was not speaking to me when I left for work by the time I got home and told him I retired he was ready to head out and celebrate!  oh yeah, he has got the moves!


I made it!  Just in the nick of time, my May UFO done!!!  Henrietta Whiskers, the free BOM by Bunnyhill 



Maybe now that I am "retired" hehehe...I love saying that...I can get more of my UFO's done.  But as Anne and I discussed Tuesday...we may never be done if we keep adding more projects to the pile!

11 comments:

  1. I am so happy for you. I have 16 more months to go, but who is counting. LOL

    Love the Henrietta Whiskers quilt..

    And pls enter me.

    Thanks

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  2. Yes, many tempting new projects are out there, one must be careful! Although Oscar Wilde did say "I can resist anything except temptation"...(he,he,he!!!)

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  3. Congratulations on your retirement. I think I need a job so I can retire, lol. I know you will fill your time with quilting and friends and well deserved.

    Debbie

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  4. Olá,me faltam ainda cinco anos para me refestelar com aposentadoria,eu pago previdência e por idade que eu vou.Estou feliz por você.Parabéns,tenho algumas enfermeiras na família e sei o quanto e gratificante e ao mesmo tempo cansativo.Eu chamo de profissão DIVINA.DEUS TE ABENÇOE>

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  5. lol What a send off you got from your job! You are now a retired lady of leisure. How does it feel to see a "clear horizon" with no real schedule ahead of you?

    I just LOVE your hula girl picture, as well as Enzo looking so dapper in his hat.

    Have a blast celebrating your new freedom!!

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  6. Enzo esta muy guapo con el sombrero y la bailarina es muy linda, ya te veo bailando .

    Hay muchos proyectos preciosos y tentadores para hacer y a algunos no se pueden resistir.Tu quilt Henrietta es maravilloso.Felicidades!!!

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  7. Henretta looks great! Congrats!

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  8. Congratulations buddy! I only have 29 days left. The strange part is my farewell party is tomorrow night. I hope my last day is more uneventful than yours. I can't really do my job without access to my computer programs. We are entirely paperless. Henrietta looks fabulous!

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  9. Love Enzo in his hat! So cute!

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  10. Your hula girl says it all!! And of course Enzo...the party animal!! Your Henrietta is wonderful!! And I predict a lot more quilts...correction...FINISHED quilts in your future!!haha
    Take care!
    P

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  11. Hey...I was feeling pretty good about my new sewing room UNTIL I saw Anne's!! Incredible...and that design wall! Yup, I'm going to have to smash out a wall or two!!
    Thanks!!:o)
    P

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