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Saturday, March 25, 2006

MOVIN ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We will be closing out our internet/cable service on Mon the 27th so time is short to leave my last blog for awhile. The town we are moving to has one of the few private phone companies and you have to use their internet service, so will be changing everything over in a couple weeks.

The time is flying by like a whirlwind. So much detail to attend to. Didn't seem this hard last time we moved. hmm, could it be we are 10 years older?

Did the garage sale thing Fri, got rained out today so will try again on Sun as it is to clear out. One minute is raining, then snow flurries, then the wind blowing real hard. So got alot of packing done today. It is coming together, but hard work. Picked up taxes today, Very good news, I was hoping for a nice refund since I had to pay last year.

So this is it from this end for awhile. I will look forward to checking in as soon as I get back on line. I will miss all my blogger buddies. After Tue, no more "working for the man". Oh, I will be the "man".... whoa, what a thought.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Retirement Party, who Me??

Well I guess I have to go thru with it and retire now, since they threw me a party tonite!!
Am adding a picture of the cake, A little play on my first name, like in the Wizard of Oz. If you click on the pic. you can read the card. On the inside it said "All you need is a pair of red slippers and a fiesty little dog" So they found the slippers and a little plastic dog to add to the cake, Cute.

My favorite card came from the Dr. that I have worked with for all this time, She is a real gem, she gave me a gift sack of wine, a book, bath salts, a bag of gold coins{candy} and a package of Henna Tattoo kit. Looks interesting. The front of her card is a beautiful red rose with lots of dew drops, on the front it says "QUALITY,
Countless, unseen details are often the only difference between mediocre and magnificent."
On the inside she wrote, " I will miss the fact that I'm losing one of my most pleasant, sane, and competent nurse. Then she quoted Eleonor Roosevelt:"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Pretty awsome huh? At the bottom she wrote"All my best wishes for your health, happiness, highpoints, humor, habitat, handicrafts, harvests, heathenism and all the other hot H's".

I still have to pinch myself to believe that I am really doing this. Where did this streak of adventure and no fear of the unknown come from. Where ever, I love it and embrace it and I am READY.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Just as it should be

I just love it when things fall into place, just as they should. Sister in law, accepted an offer on her house yesterday with closing the end of April. Which willl give us just enough time to get moved and hubby fly back and help her with her moving details. She will use a moving co. to do the major moving and hubby will drive her and her 2 pups back. She will take posession of her house in Mo. just before she gets moved in so I can see to getting the carpets cleaned and ready for her.

All is sailing along here, I am orienting my replacement, which is usually unheard of with a state job. So I am sort of laying back my last couple weeks and letting her do most of the work. Heck how else is she supposed to learn!! They are throwing a retirement party for me Sun afternoon. So that should be nice.

Still very cold here, and treats of more snow flurries, so we are waiting till the last week to do the moving sale. Wish us luck to have decent weather.

So that is my update. Getting all my addresses changed, Anyone who wants my new address and phone no. in Mo. can e-mail me and will pass it along.

Will of course have to change internet servers after Mar. 31 so I will notify folks of that. So its off to work, well sort of work, ha ha.

OH, don't think I mentioned I bought 6,000 books while in Mo. for 5 cents a book. A leap of faith as I only looked in a few boxes, but think it going to be OK> I got alot of painting done while there and the house cleaned, wood floors waxed and all the donated stuff cleared out. So it is ready to move into. Can't wait.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Don't Whine

This is a poem by unknown author that was at the end of a chapter of the book I am reading.

Today I saw a lovely girl with golden hair,
envied her and wished I were so fair.
When she rose to go, she hobbled down the aisle,
She had one leg, wore a crutch and a smile.
Oh God forgive me when I whine
I have two legs, the world is mine.

Then I stopped to buy some sweets.
The lad who sold them had such charm.
I talked with him---my being late was no harm,
As I left he said to me, "You've been so kind.
You see," he said, "I am blind."
Oh God forgive me when I whine
I have two eyes, the world is mine.

Later, I saw a child with eys of blue.
Watching others play, not knowing what to do.
"Why don't you join the others, dear."
He stared ahead, he could not hear.
Oh God forgive me when I whine......

Friday, March 10, 2006

Baby its cold outside

Well dang, home one day and look what we got up to this morning. Those are quail swarming under the bird feeder. Taken from my kitchen window. more snow tonite too. And bro just told me it is 70 degrees back there in Mo. 3 more weeks and I am out of here for good. Yea for me.