Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Official!!!

Well, I just turned 55 on Saturday, September 19th. I can officially retire, if I so choose. Which, at this point, I am not. In December, I will have 37 years of service with the federal government. I am hoping to stay until I have 40 years and then retire. At that point, I will be 58 years old, which I think is still pretty young to retire, but if I can at that time, I will.

I thought I would feel differently about my job today, but I guess since retirement isn't in the plans right now, I really don't feel any different.

I am just excited that I will have plenty of knitting time in 3 years.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bittersweet times!

Well, my daughter is getting married in a little over a year. October 10, 2010. They just bought a condo, which is really nice, but it's in Clifton, NJ. Almost 2 hours away. Her boyfriend works in New York City and the commute was really starting to get to him. Since she is still job hunting, it was only natural they would move near his place of work. I think it's a good move, because she will hopefully find a job more in her field than she would where we live. She has been on some interviews but now that they officially have a home near NYC, the agencies will really start looking for her.

I am so happy for them, but at the same time, we have grown very close since she came home from college, and it's going to be very different now that my BFF is not going to be around so much. I know 2 hours isn't very far, but it isn't around the corner either. I really surprised myself when we left on Saturday after spending the day moving them in, that I didn't cry my eyes out missing her already. Maybe because deep down I know it's the best thing for both of them.

I wish them both all the luck in the world and know they will enjoy a long life together.