Today is just a Wednesday.
Today is just a day.
But actually, in this house, it is not.
Today is a significant day.
Today is the last day I am officially employed - by anyone.
Although I kind of finished on 4th July when my successor took up her role and my office, today is my final final day at work. Ever I hope. I am not planning on another job but never say never. No-one ever knows what is around the corner. But it is not in the plan at the moment.
So my last salary has been paid, my last day has been worked (though it wasn't at work) and I am officially, as of midnight, a retired lady of leisure. And it feels so good.
I will be toasting that tonight!
It is fitting to share a little of my retirement gift today. I asked for any gifts to be int he form of vouchers and I bought myself a shiny ne iPad Pro and apple pencil and I love it.
I have actually spent quite a lot of today playing with my best friend on our iPads, teaching each other new tricks. It was also Jakki who showed me the Millie Marotta colouring app which, of course, we both have now!
This is my first properly completed picture on it - and it took me longer than with pencils or paints I think!
I am not sure if I prefer it on the black background or the white.
Dawn has a new release on 50% off at the Lily Pad today - Yarn Craft
and I made this page about how having Fiki meant I could no longer be a knitter or crocheter. Small sacrifice really - I'd rather have him any day!
Today I am thankful for
- 29 years doing a job I loved with amazing children
- freedom - from the stress, the accountability, the politics, the difficulties
- the chance to have early retirement whilst I can still do things
- a morning with my BFF
- my iPad Pro
so ... do you know what ... I am NOT going to!!!
And this was my randomly generated word for 2016. Funny old world isn't it!