It’s Starting To Look a Lot Like Retirement

I have 8 more working days left at my day-job. I packed up some stuff from my office and brought it home today (where I had to pack it again …). I try to bring something home everyday, so moving out won’t be such a big deal the last couple days.

My employee badge was exchanged for a temporary one, that says: “EXPIRES 19-JUL-2012” – this is if I don’t  turn the thing in (badge) when I exit the place on the 19th. If I want to sneak past the guard at the gate and get in illegally. Like that will occur to me. I have gone through that gate for 28+ years now, and I’m ready to stop.

I want to do my own things. Like write a novel (or two), and at least one screenplay. I sometimes fantasize about Best Seller lists and the Oscars. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?   But my number one thrill is getting so involved in the story that I am there, and it unfolds right before my eyes as I write it down.

Old Notebooks

I have a drawer full of old notebooks with handwritten stories, beginnings of novels & poems. I wrote them before people had computers with Microsoft on them. Before spell check.

I also want to finish up other kinds of projects started long ago:  quilts, rugs, a family cookbook. And who knows what new bees are yet to fly up my bonnet! I think all these changes at once are going to be an adventure… 😉

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Things That Will Happen in 2012

Thank You

Thank you to all my family, friends and subscribers that have been faithful readers all throughout 2011.  You have made writing extra rewarding for me!

No, I am not claiming to be a  fortune-teller or psychic, but things I have planned (and looked forward to) for the past few years will be happening in 2012.


Hubby starts collecting Social Security. Married to an old guy will  just be plain weird.

I will have an iPhone.  I will also be changing carriers, for one that actually gets a signal if I am near my (new) house.

We will unload , Um, sell our home of 24 years to the highest bidder, give it to the bank, or whatever it takes to not owe anything on it.

Hubby & I will quit our day jobs. I have mixed emotions about this because I honestly like my job. But I like my hubby and writing even more.

Mountain House
The snowplow stops here

I will live next door to the Stanislas National Forest. A gorgeous house sits next to the forest. It has been waiting since December of 2009 for us to move in and make it our home. We hope to move in the spring.

I will re-design my blog space. Maybe go for a more professional look. Or not. Maybe I will have humorous tales to tell about wildlife and mountain living….

May the things you plan to happen in 2012, actually do!