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Saturday, June 28, 2008

The First Day of Retirement

Yesterday was my last day of work. There was a barbecue with sooo much food! ...tempura king crab legs, edamame salad, Maile's famous pumpkin roll, tabbouleh salad and so much more! I was stuffed to the gills.

My house looks like a florist.




It was all so final...turning in the parking pass, the ids, the computer token, my beeper and doctors coats. I emptied out my desk and brought Yorick home. He's lost his patella. I thought it was stored in his cranium, but alas...poor Yorick! He seems quite happy though anyway and ready for whatever comes up next.



Today, it still seems like a dream. The plan is to get my house together and get ready for the chapter 2, in which the Acornbud knits, finished up those other crafty WIPs, gets healthier and suddenly becomes a good housekeeper and gardener. Well, number 1 and 2 for sure:) And of course I have to use all those gift cards! Hmmm...oh oh, the Cheesecake Factory.

20 comments:

santos. said...

whoo hoo! good for you. although i suggest maybe going to the cheesecake factory before you start putting the house together. maybe have two desserts :)

bockstark.knits said...

congratulations!!! can't wait to see all your projects to come!

a friend to knit with said...

yippee! oh, enjoy!!

Jen said...

Hooray! Congratulations and may the next phase of your life and career be full of delightful surprises!

tink knits said...

Congratulations!! I wish you all the best knitting & crafting days a retiree could want. I wish I could join you!

Mokihana said...

Congratulations! I bet the fragrance in your hale is amazing!

Cheesecake Factory. I've never been, but I've heard it's wonderful. Hele on over, wikiwiki!

Cathy said...

Enjoy! Now you'll have more time for all the really important things :) Have fun!

blogless michelle said...

aloha and congratulations! i'm delighted that you got to keep yorik, but where oh where did that name come from?! with the marathon on your schedule, you'll be well on your way to accomplishing #3. take care!

Julia said...

congrats!! look at all those beautiful flowers! :o)

sandy said...

Congratulations!! Enjoy your retirement. Knit on!!

beadlizard said...

Congratulations! Good luck with the transition. Knitting Totoros will help...

My mom is retiring in just a few days and is planning to sew.

Opal said...

this is wonderful news! does this mean we can do dinner on thursday? :)

Lolly said...

wow, congratulations! i hope you are enjoying every minute :)

weebug said...

congratulations on retirement! i see that netflix envelope in the phot of yorick. i hope you both enjoyed it!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations and best of luck. I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone quite like Yorick (especially in someone's living room). He's quite handsome.

; )

PS - and here I thought you were going to dabble in flowers as your retirement hobby when I first saw the photos

HobbyMommy said...

Congrats to you! Enjoy the new chapter!

nova said...

Congrats to you!! I think you are going to enjoy Chapter 2 just as much, if not more than chapter 1.

smariek said...

Congratulations!!! I think after settling into retirement, you will find yourself quite busy with all those fun things you've been meaning to get to. Enjoy!

Beverly said...

Congratulations! Enjoy what lies ahead.

myra said...

Yeahhh! Congratulations!!