Sunday, April 22, 2007

This pretty much describes me today! I go back to work tomorrow after a week's absence. Although, I am looking forward to getting back to my friends, I am not looking forward to going back and seeing the workload left on my desk. The upside to all this is I realize that this job will go on when I don't! Retirement is close. I have tried several times to count the days but so far have not. I don't really want to know how close it is. Someone else has been hired to take my place and I anticipate meeting her sometime this week. I am glad I was out of the office when they hired her. Giving up this job is like giving away puppies. You want it to go to someone who will love it like you did. I am a creature of habit. I never liked change. I like to go the same familiar places, with the same familiar people, in the same familiar town, and surround myself with the same familiar friends. Right now though, I am feeling rather needy because I know all that is fixing to change. I have seen it happen when others leave their jobs. It is not the same when you call or when you stop by and visit. My world is going to be totally different from the one I've been in for X amount of years. I am going to have to establish some goals and find some projects or volunteer work. I am not a sitter. I do plan to spend alot more time with family, that' s true. Let's face it though, I don't believe they want to wake up every morning with me on the porch with their morning paper and a smile! I realize that I am going to have all this time to do all the things I want to do. Things just for me! Funny thing though, I don't remember what they were.


Paul said...

Easy now girl! Don't start planning too much too fast! You will need some down time.

That job will go on. I went back to my old school a few weeks ago and (with permission of the principal) walked up and down the hall and visited classes where "my kids" were. I basically caused havoc and commotion in the whole school! I was like a hero. They loved me. I got group hugs all over school. Some day you can go back and visit.

Hang in there! Finish well...but finish!!!

mindy tyndall said...

I just love Maxine - funniest character Hallmark ever created!
Enjoy these last few days of school and then enjoy your new adventure. God's timing is so wonderful with all your new babies and your precious 2 who aren't babies anymore!

Kathy said...

You're going to love every minute of it! There will probably be ruts worn in the highway to Houston! You're going to be surprised at how much there is going on outside of Brown Primary! Love you, Sissy

Amy said...

Hugs for you on your first day back at school! And there's no tellin what God will bring your way each day - it's sure to be an adventure.

...and I hope your mom is doing well. Ouch!!

Barbie said...

I am so sure you will find things to fill up your time lol Especially with all those babies to love on!! Oh my gosh she is B-E-A-Utiful!!! So is her Gma:-)

Lacie said...

I actually can't wait to hear about all of your adventures following your retirement!!! You are going to have so much fun- Watch Out World here comes Lynn with a lot more extra time!!!!!!

Love ya!!