Thursday, December 2, 2010


It's been 5 months since I retired from the library. I'm still connected to the campus so I do read about changes there--departments moving, new digital initiatives, new elevators. Someone has finally moved into my old cubicle as the department rearranges itself again. It's nice to know what's going on but I don't miss it at all.

I do, however, miss many of the people who have become friends. So it's nice when I get a call asking if I want to join some of them for a trip to the outlets and I can get caught up with the office gossip. I've had a few "girls' nights out" with Linda or Eva. And I just got an invitation to Lucy's ornament party. So nice that she didn't forget me.

Yesterday several women who still work there and several who have retired met for lunch at Atkins. There were 8 of us in all but Barb was behind the camera. The retirees all look younger than I remember and seem so much happier. Julie is doing a lot of biking and hiking. Lucinda has bought a camper and has a new Windows phone that she actually knows how to use. I say that because I still have one that ONLY makes calls. Linda, who was the first to leave, now works full time again. She just can't stay home. And I, of course, have become and "artisan" (and I use the term loosely). So we're all changing too, but doing only what we want to do.

Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh! To do what you love to do....and be able to make a living while doing it....GOAL! Looks like you reached it. Much happiness to you and your friends on your journey.