Friday, November 16, 2007

When it rains it pours - and a big announcement!

That's what happens when I don't blog for awhile - I have just too much to say LOL!

One more piece of news - one of the biggest, in fact. Yesterday I gave my official retirement notice at work - letter of resignation and everything else. My last day is January 4th - a little over six months early. When I take into account the vacation days I have scheduled between now and then I have only 25 more working days left.

You can't begin to imagine how completely excited I am about this. I have so many plans! Grandchildren, quilting, reading, gardening volunteering, learning to knit socks - those are only a few of my ideas. I think I'll be busier than I've been when I've been working!

23 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh! Now that is super exciting!

Su Bee said...

WOWWEE!! I am sooo happy for you! Now you get to start livin, and just in time for a new grandson - you're one happy lady! Congratulations!

Kieny said...

Enjoy your retirement!

Andrea said...

Wow - lots of news to catch up on. I'm sure your retirement will be great and by the sounds of it you'll wonder how you ever had time to work - lol !! Little Joseph is beautiful - what a wonderful addition to your family !

CONNIE W said...

Well this is definitely news to say "Congrats" to. How wonderful it feels, I remember when I was retired. The freedom was wonderful! So happy for you!

NanaK said...

Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! You're certain to enjoy it!

Joanne said...

Congratulations on your retirement -- you'll be so busy you'll wonder how you ever had time to work! And wonderful news on your new grandson.

andsewitis Holly said...

Wow - no wonder you have so much to post about. First the newest member of your family - grandbaby Joseph - and now retirement very, very soon! Could like get any better?! I'm so happy for you.

Darlene said...

More incredible news! Congratulations, Patti.

Bonnie said...

Hurrah and congratulations. I guarantee you will be busier and more peaceful all at the same time. Retirement is truly a blessing for quilters and other busy women.

Ms. Jan said...

Congratulations!! You will LOVE being retired! Also, congratulations on the new grandson. He's a cutie!

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Congratulations!!! Tons of new posts for you!!!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Groan... I'm SO jealous. I have 20 odd years to go and I'm ready NOW.

Nadine said...

BRAVO ! Congratulations, Patti, I'm soooo happy for you !

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Sweet P said...

I like your rainfalls - a new grandson, a gorgeous granddaughter and retirement! Time to party!

Judy said...

I know you are super excited!!

The Calico Cat said...

congrats! BTW All of the retirees that I know are busier now that when they worked...

Helen in the UK said...

What exciting news and a great start to the new year!! Enjoy - you'll wonder how you had time to go to work :)

Libby said...

*woo hoo* Enjoy!

Carol said...

That is sooooooooooo very exciting...you are going to LOVE it! I am so happy for you!

Karen said...

Hi, Patti, a hearty congratulations on your retirement, what could be better??

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

WoW!! Now you can really get soem serious quilting done...you have noly been playing up to now, LOL!!
So pleased for your family that Joseph is now so close, you have so much to be Thankful for, Tracey

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

that was "some" and "only"-I was excited for you!!!