May 21, 2013

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

Tomorrow will be my last day of work.

Five thirty in the afternoon will see me out of the little room where I have worked for the last 29½ years and heading for freedom as fast as I can go. 

I am very much looking forward to no longer feeling I am on one of these…….

……and having time to do a lot more of this…….

Everyone says that I will soon wonder how I ever had the time to go to work !!

26 comments:

  1. Jean, I hope your life is all roses from here on in.

    The start of retirement is made more glorious because each day you wake up and realize again--hey! I'm free! (I know this because I have retired several times.)

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  2. Oh, retirement! Congratulations! Say, did you ask for some Michelins for your re-tire-ment project?

    I hope you have a wonderful time of "gainful unemployment." Imagine almost 30 years with the same employer. That must be a record these days.

    More time to be in the Loire! And I'm sure Lulu will love having you around more of the time.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  3. Lucky Lucky Lucky you. Enjoy and show us what you get up to xxx

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  4. Jean, I'll thinking of you all day ... honestly, I will. And at half past five I will raise a virtual glass of bubbles, wishing you all the best!! Enjoy your last day at work and try to hold back the tears ;). Looking forward to celebrate together on June 3rd! Love, Martine x

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  5. It has just gone 6:30 over here....
    you've less than 24 hrs left to go!!
    After we've fed the cats tomorrow evening, Pauline and I will raise a glass of 2003 Vouvray at 6:30 over here and wish you all the best for a long, happy, enjoyable and hopefully beadily "fruit-full re-tyre-meant"

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  6. Hi Jean,
    I'm envious, but will be celebrating your escape. I'll also start putting some extra effort into plotting my escape!
    I don't think you'll have any difficulty at all finding things to fill your time. Enjoy every minute of your retirement.

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  7. That is a VERY long time to have worked in the same room, Jean. :-) Wishing you a long, healthy and very happy retirement. Work will soon be a distant memory.

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  8. Very best wishes for the next new and exciting stage of your life Jean.

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  9. Congratulations and best wishes for a very happy life of freedom and joy!

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  10. Oh bless you! Hope you do a very loud 'Hoorah' when you leave that place! Your life awaits you. Enjoy........

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  11. Retirement. It ain't just for the old folks anymore. Enjoy!

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  12. The day has dawned, Jean. We're with you every minute of the day and will be raising a glass for you this evening!

    Now get packed, put your work clothes in the bin and get over to Le Grand-Pressigny to start LIVING YOUR DREAM!!!

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  13. Enjoy your retirement. No need to worry about the wardrobe, or be stressed about deadlines.
    Stretch your daily morning tea leisurely whilst reading the newspapers or digitally on the web and plan your week as the days go by. Well you will be asking yourself: "where did I find the time to have a job ? " Start living your dreams - whether it is gardening, travel or in the kitchen making some goodies

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  14. Congratulations! Can't wait to read about all your new adventures... and your new bliss!

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  15. Hic...
    Earsh two yoo!
    Hic!!

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  16. Remember: being retired is a 24-hour-a-day job! It doesn't leave you time to do much else.

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  17. Oooh fab! Enjoy your retirement. More time to learn French, bake some nice cakes and have a fun time. xxx

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  18. Are You Bored Yet ?

    No I didn't think so ... Enjoy

    John & Kathleen X

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  19. Wow! You've already had a week of freedom. Congratulations!

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  20. It's true! You'll be very, very busy. One of the best things is you can be busy by taking your time to do whatever it is you are doing! Let us know if you come up to Paris. I'm in the immediate suburbs.

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  21. Congratulations, Jean! My husband says the same thing that Ken says-- it's a full-time job, retirement :) Enjoy!

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