Sunday, February 11, 2007

Change is in the Air

I can't believe that I haven't posted in a week...things have been a bit crazy around here. We have just taken a huge step, one that many of you have already taken...Andy is going to retire on April 12th. After 35 years of working for the Walt Disney Company he's hanging it up. We are very excited but have spent many, many hours talking about options for pension, insurance, working part time as a consultant...it just goes on and on. We know that we're making the right decision, but WOW it's a bit scary also. Andy will be 58 in April...the stress of his job has increased tremendously over the past couple of years and we want to be able to enjoy his retirement years. So we are truly excited! I'm keeping the shop, I'm not ready to give that up. I just have way too much fun.

We were laughing this morning about how social we've been since the beginning of the year. Now you must understand we don't usually do much of anything. We are happy to just be home. Since Jan I've seen "Lion King", gone to Chicago for a week, we saw Jimmy Buffet this past Thursday night and this Friday we're going to New York for a long weekend to see "The Jersey Boys" and spend the weekend with Andy's best friend and his girlfriend.

So needless to say, I haven't gotten much sewing done here this week. I'm working on Judy L's Hour a Day project and took her challenge for February as well. I'm using 3 pieces of fabric in the project that I've had in my stash forever and didn't want to cut into because I love them. Well, I decided if I loved them so much, they'd all go in the same quilt. I'm thrilled to be using them...they will be great.

OK, I'm getting off the computer and going upstairs to sew for a while. Enjoy your Sunday!

8 comments:

Screen Door said...

Sounds like you are having a ball. I have friends that are retired. Their philosophy--'You have to retire to something...not from something.' Sounds like you got it fidured out. I'm going to be a GREAT retired person one day!

Alison said...

I'm with you Carol...not ready to give up the shop. When we enjoy what we are doing then it's hard to call it work.

Shelina said...

Congratulations on your husband's retirement. Changes, especially big ones like that, are scary, but it sounds like you are already filling up your time with lots of fun things.

Libby said...

All that socializing is just prep for the pending retirement. You are going to have a lot of fun. Enjoy *s*

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

My DH, Ron retired last April - Oh I remember the conversations about pension, insurance, etc. It'll be fine and you'll continue to have a ton of fun! Congratulations!

Linda_J said...

LOL, just don't let him rearrange your kitchen cupboards and tell you that you have been doing it all wrong all these years.

It is good that you will have the shop for some time away but enjoy this time together. You both have earned it.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

cher said...

that is a huge decision to make for both of you...sounds like this is a wonderful year so far, and will only get better!