Thursday, March 17, 2016

One of my favorite pix of Garrett! He was annoyed because his food wasn't coming fast enough! 

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted here! Time just got away from me. 
 This is a cape I just finished crocheting for Julianna, at her request. I have to figure out a closing for it. It's floor length! She needs it for dressup. So I'm a couple of weeks behind on my temp afghan, since I was crocheting on the cape every night.

A definite case of work interfering with life! But not for long! I did it, I filed with the pension board for my pension! Ralph went with me to the county union office, and they went thru all my options, and gave detailed directions for filing, so I did it! As of June 30, after 26 years of service, I will be retired. 

And we have plans! August 19, we're going on an Alaska cruise with Steph and Dan, Manda and Ben, Amary and Garrett, and Ben's parents Polly and Randy. We went thru a AAA travel agent.

Then, the end of September, we're going on the train to New Orleans, for the annual meeting of Ralph's Seabee unit. He even booked a sleeper, since it's a 19 hour ride. We're there 3 or 4 days. 

 We went to the diner for lunch 2 weeks ago. I have the jersey shore salad- greens, grilled chicken, strawberries, mandarin oranges, craisins and bleu cheese with a honey vinegarette. Ralph had greek yogurt and fresh fruit. 

I read the Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow. So fabulous, but the ending of the latest one is devasting! The next one won't be out til next year, and the ending of Bad Blood threw me so much that I couldn't start another book for days! 

No fabric used, no quilting mojo around. 

And winter is almost over, thank goodness.


1 comment:

Dona said...

Congratulations on turning your retirement papers. I have been retired since last June and it is the best thing I have ever done.

We did the Alaska cruise a couple of years ago and loved it.