Sunday was a milestone. One year to the day before, I turned in my notice. It was a little disheartening at the time that almost everyone seemed happy about it. I felt like they were happy to get rid of me but maybe I was selling them short. I hadn’t kept it a secret I wanted to retire so maybe they were happy for me. I’d like to think so. At any rate, I’m gone and I haven’t been back.
I was wondering what I could do to celebrate. After all, there are two anniversaries in September—my notice anniversary and my actual last day at work. Decisions, decisions. Here’s the big announcement! I’m taking a break from weekly updates and will be working (there’s that “W” word) on some projects I’ve had on the back burner for a long time. They will be blog posts but not this kind that chronicles my day to day life.
Now that THAT’S out of the way, I’ll get on to other things.
DD and I had our visit on Sunday. It rained a lot of this week. Some days I fed the sugar babies and some days other people did. I’ve cleaned house until I’m about blue in the face. Best of all, Twinkle is doing much better.
My housecleaning involves getting rid of Stuff, too. I’ve had DD’s boom box ever since she went to college in California ‘way back in ’97. No CD player. Just a tape deck. Not even dual. I emailed her and asked if I could get rid of it. I was pretty sure she would say okay but I didn’t want to haul it off without asking her. She said she didn’t need it so it wound up at Goodwill along with a lot of other Stuff. Unfortunately, I spotted a striking outfit and brought it home. There was a second trip but that time I just dropped the Stuff off at the desk and fled.
After one rain shower, I went out to see if my kale had ever made an appearance (it hasn’t) and found that something had lost its lunch in the box where the seeds were placed many weeks ago. Not a pretty sight. I got it out with a stick but I want lots of purifying sun on that spot before I plant anything else there.
Yesterday, my cousin came over and fixed the screen in my bathroom window so it won’t fall out. I won’t have to be concerned about Twinkle sitting on the sill any more.
I was so tired I thought I would just come home after church today but then I decided I could make some simple things that wouldn’t take a lot of preparation or much in the way of finishing up once I got to the dinner. Church ran over quite a bit because of all the tributes in the honor of grandparents (I didn’t participate because my maternal grandmother was the only one living when I was born and she died when I was 13 months old). When I finally got back to the Fellowship Hall to get my things taken care of, I found the salsa had been nuked in the microwave (it was supposed to be served at room temperature) and the chips I’d brought a bowl for were on the table. I got everything back and fixed it the way it was supposed to be except I didn’t have a blast chiller for the salsa. People liked it, anyway.
Lunch over, it was time to visit Genese. Another of the ladies from church went with me. We had a nice time and Genese was the recipient of some of the salsa, chips and a half dozen Brussels sprouts I’d managed to save for her.
My throat is getting scratchy. I hope it’s something that will clear up with a good night’s sleep. Wish me luck!