Today is my first official day of retirement. It’s my second attempt – the first one ended when I felt guilty about being healthy and not working to contribute to our household. What was I thinking?!?!?!?

I’ve decided to celebrate my day with a trip to Shipshewana to do some fabric shopping at Lolly’s…


and Yoders…


….stop for a hot pretzel at JoJo’s and a shave ice from Kukui’s….


….then stop at Das Essenhaus to pick up dinner and a pie…


What a way to start the day!!

I’ve got at least 7 quilts on the list – six memorial quilts and one t-shirt quilt for a niece. Then I’m gonna de-clutter my house and give it the “spring cleaning” it’s never had in 7 years. I may even take some photography classes at the local community college. And I’ve always wanted to learn sign language. Maybe now’s the time to do it!


Waa hooo!  I know you’ve been looking forward to this day for a long, long time!  Get your bucket list out, girl!

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2 thoughts on “Retired!

  1. Way to go! I retired(only because the phone company was downsizing) 10 years ago at 50. went back to work at a sewing factory 2 years later and got laid off after 5 years because of the economy, Start my new job on Monday. In between jobs I have sewed until I was cross eyed. Very apprehensive about this…if it doesn’t work out at least I will have tried. Love Lolly’s and Yoders’ planning a trip in the fall.

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