Saturday, February 26, 2011

This is the New Life - Same as the Old Life

Yesterday was my last day of full time work.  There was CAKE:  cupcakes, raspberry mousse cake, chocolate pretzels, and punch.  Loads of my work friends came down to wish me well, or to be sure I was actually leaving - hard to tell which.  I'd been there for almost fifteen years, so there are a lot of people there I will miss.  My goal will be to keep in touch with them through the wonders of the Internet.

I'll be moving to Massachusetts around the middle of March.  Although this is a change we have been looking forward to for some time there is still some panic in the actual preparation.  We have gone through all of the books about forty times.  The last of the rejects have been sold to Half Price Books and the keepers are all boxed up and out of the way.  I think this has been the worst part of the preparations.  I never thought I'd see the day when Shana has as many books as I do, but I was ruthless in thinning the herd.  The combination of moving by the pound and drastically reduced living space has done the trick, although it has literally taken months to go through them one at a time.

We've planned a beachy break to Maui prior to the actual move, although that is beginning to look iffy.  We may not be able to make the timing work this year after all.


lacochran's evil twin said...

I always imagine someone getting joy from a book that has simply been sitting on my shelf for years. Share the wealth, right?

And how nice your co-workers were to throw you this going away fete! Sweet!

Sophia said...

I am going to miss your other half... come back to us soon. You are loved!

naomi dagen bloom said...

For a time now it's been on my mind to connect you with another new retiree/elderblogger in D.C.

Here is her url and tell her I sent you. Whenever it might work for you as you move eastward. Good luck with all the changes.

yours, naomi