Saturday, June 1, 2013

So Long Tension, Hiya Pension!

Laurie didn't start her retirement one minute before she stopped working.  But one thing I know she knows, she's not retiring from life, she's just retiring from the career she started 44 years ago. 

Laurie, you are retiring FROM: long days of travel, hotel and plane jumping, the alarm clock, the black pants, the VPN, the always-on feeling...

You are retiring TO:  waking up and not having anything to do, and now you can do that many times a day if you choose!  Watch the rest of us going off to work, knowing we will be dealing with inept jerks, endless meetings, working lunches, incomplete documentation, broken promises, extra assignments...oh, and reorganization!

Congratulations, sister, you've earned every golden moment.  Looking forward to toasting you later today.

Leisure by W.H. Davies
WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
Just some sisterly advice for you, Lj

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