Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Where Have I Been?? Long TIme, No Blog

I can't believe I haven't posted in a while.  I guess the saying is true, time flies when you're having fun.  I've been busy!  I'm sure you have been busy too.  I'm getting ready to start the final quarter of my full time employment and starting up the first quarter of my new post-retirement employment.  Overlapping jobs can be stressful, but in a fun way!

Last week I started working at one of our local quilt shops.  About 30 years ago (gasp!) I worked as the mangaer of one of the big chain fabric stores for about two years.  I remember that at first it was so much fun, but later, when the schedule got hard to do because everyone wanted to be off at the same time, and when the shipments came and the guy just pushed them to the end of the truck, I wasn't having so much fun.  And Christmas!!  Retail at Christmastime can be a drag when you have to do it full time.

This new job will be a lot less crazy!  It's just a few hours a couple of times a week.  I have no desire to run a store anymore.  I just need the opportunity to get out of the house once in a while, and see people in a fun atmosphere.  And, you know, be with fabric and stuff.  Ha ha!

Of course I have so many other things I want to do, things I need to do, that full time work keeps me from doing....
Like my two quilt guilds, and my volunteer treasurer job at church, and then there are all the sewing, knitting, crafting projets I have started and the ones I haven't started...

If I live to be 100 I could still have UFOs!  (That's a scary thought!!)

But someone told me that when it's time to retire, you'll know.  I kinda feel that the end has come for my full time job.  I will miss all the people I interact with on a weekly basis.  But goodnes, the red tape is getting to be too much.  Processes try my patience.  Five or six years ago, there was going to be a committee to improve processes and remove some of the red tape.  Nothing really changed. 

And my body is rebelling at times.  My elbows and shoulders sometimes creak.  The arthritis in my hands makes life interesting many, many mornings.  Thank goodness for aspirin and Aspercream (which by the way has no aspirin in it so why do they call it Aspercream??).

I plan to have lots of replacement activities to do during my so-called retirement.  I think I'd prefer to think of it as Phase 2.

And sew on...