Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's raining...better than snow...

It always starts to rain before Good Friday and into the next week. It wouldn't be Good Friday if it wasn't gloomy....so I will curl up with a good book and pretend I am still at work and this is a paid holiday.  This was the last one I had last year.

You remember that....all my bitching about retirement etc.?  Yup ... it has almost been a year now.  My attitude has changed dramatically.  I was just pissed off that they didn't let me stay until I was 65.  It had nothing to do with performance ... only with the logistics that was happening with the company at the time.  But I took offence.  I was given a time line of my choice when I wanted to leave.  I chose the end of April 2010. 

At the time I did not realize I had made the smartest choice of my life. Timing was everything.

After all was said and done I have made more money this year that I have ever made in a year of my life. 

Sitting here on my bony ass!  Bitching about nothing to do..blah blah blah......colour me an ass hat.

Sometimes you just have to put stuff in perspective ...and thank the good Lord for looking after you.

That being said....Gord is spending money on the new house faster than I can cash my checks!!  He got a stair lighting system to his Man Cave upstairs.... it lights up as you go up the stairs and when you come down.  What will they think of next?  Magic. 

Just got the carpets cleaned today.  They did an excellent job. The carpets look close to new.  And it smells so good.  All the dog smell and hair is toast.  I was expecting their truck that houses the water and crap to explode with dog hair and all that has gone on around here in ten years.  Yes...ten.  The last time Sears did it they did a shitty job and put a hose through one of our walls.  So we haven't had it done since. 

I'm going to the new house tomorrow and will take some pic's of what is new there.

Happy Easter to you....and yours....

Joan









 

6 comments:

judemiller1 said...

I hate to say, "I told you so" (about retirement), but I DID!! Don't you love it? None of that having to drive to work through 4 foot snow drifts or icy roads--none of that having to get up early in the morning--none of any of that. I love it. Have a great Easter.

Sally said...

Can't wait to see the pics! As for retirement, I wish I hadn't gone into it when I did, but when life happens, sometimes we don't have a choice. Yours was different than mine, but suffice it to say I was needed elsewhere.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Grandma K said...

Retirement is wonderful! I am glad you have experienced it. I understand why you were angry at first - I think your company did you wrong, but this "lemonade" that you made from those lemons tastes even more sweet!

Donna said...

So glad you are finally in the groove of retirement Joan! It really must be wonderful...can't wait to see the pictures of the new house! Bet it's beautiful.
Happy Easter up there and hope your Spring is finally Springing for you!
Hughugs

Donna said...

Hahaha, didn't I tell ya that retirement would be great?! It was meant to be and I'm so happy that it all worked out great for you!

Can't wait to see the latest progress on the new home!

Dawn said...

I am glad that you are enjoying retirement !! Happy Easter !