Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Day Before I Retire.


Well, I didn't have a post planned for today, so I suppose some randomness is due...(can you plan randomness?). I don't think so. It's raining here today. Is that a good sign that it's raining the day before I retire? I believe there's some folklore(or an old Chinese saying) that states: May the drops of rain fall down on you and frizz your hair. I never heard that one. Did you? OH well, I guess I'll continue to learn things even as I approach this day, the day before I officially retire. So how do I feel you may ask? Absolutely wonderful.......I'm not even going to look back. I will go back tho on April 11th for my party! Hint. NYC. Invited. All. Yippie. Yahoo. Doing the "I won't have to work anymore after tomorrow dance"!!!!!!

Peace

(I have a lurker that's been reading all my posts for long periods of time and refuses to comment....just today alone they've been on over 3 hours and have read over 50 pages of my blog......I wonder why? So just comment, will you?)

34 comments:

Lizza said...

That Chinese saying is so true. :-D

So glad to learn you're feeling wonderful today. And I'll be partying with you (in spirit) at your retirement party!

Roger said...

I wish I never had to work again, thanks for the invite!

Patti said...

That's wonderful, Odat!! Yay!!!

Keep dancin'.

Have a great day-before-you-retire Thursday.

Paul said...

Yea Odat!! Boogie ! :-)

buffalodickdy said...

Good for you, and you've got the right attitude too! Have fun, and maybe take a vacation- a change of scenery would do you good!

Matt-Man said...

I have a big smile on my face right now, because even though your life has dramatically changed, you will have the freedom to deal with it and make a new beginning.

Best of Luck and Cheers Buddy!!

Sarge Charlie said...

they are not lurkers, they are shurkers, Have a fun next to last day

s.f. said...

Ha, I'm sure I'm one of those lurkers that you're talking about!!!!

My answer of ur question ~ I can read but don't write English well, so juz be a silent supporter on the sideline!

Christy said...

Yippee skippee I am soooooo excited for you! Is there a party planned?

WillThink4Wine said...

Sarge said to come here because you get to retire tomorrow. So, this will be your last full day of work, right? Because tomorrow, if you take off early, who's gonna get mad and stop you?

Happy retirement!! I'm so jealous!!

Casdok said...

How exciting for you!

Vixen said...

Exciting stuff! I can't imagine how nifty it must feel to know you don't have to go to work anymore!

Happy dancing for you! (Because I will take any excuse to dance).

Odat said...

Lizza! So nice to see you and I'm so glad you agree about the Old Proverb...lol.

Rogerdodger...well, if you hit the lottery come on over!! ;-)

Patti, thanks..and yes, I'll keep on dancing!

Paul..OK, OK, OK!!!!! I'll be boogeying for a long time!!!

buffalo, thanks and I do intend to take a trip soon.

Matt-man, thanks so much...and yes, in spite of the fact it's not how I had planned it, it just goes to show who's in charge...

Sarge, my friend...thank you!

s.f. :-) Thanks for commenting..but I'm afraid it wasn't you I was referring to...but thanks for being a supporter on the sidelines.

Christy...there'll be a blogging party here tomorrow...lots of cake and champagne....seriously tho the real party is April 11th. and I have lunch dates and dinner dates planned between now and then!

Willthink, thanks so much for stopping by...I'm one of the lucky ones...kinda.

Cas, yes I'm sooo excited.

Odat said...

Vixon..thanks for joining the dance!!
hehe.
Peace

Odat said...

LURKER...THANKS FOR VISITING...HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING YOUR STAY...PULL UP A CHAIR AND STAY AWHILE, WHY DONCHA?

Peace to you too.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Just left Sarge Charlie's site. What a great post he did in your honor. I'm retired and believe me you are going to love not having to drag yourself to work anymore. It's wonderful. Just do all those things you've always wanted to do. If you are ever in California (central valley) let me know.

I don't like lurkers either. Kind of gives you the creeps doesn't it? Have a great day sweetie and here's a great big [[[[[HUG]]]]] honey. :)

Sassy Mama Bear said...

What a glorious day, a new start a new freedom, and a new beginning.
You know you never walk alone love.

Sunrunner said...

Sorry I've been a lurker too lately. Congrats on the retirement! If you decide to travel a bit, come out to Colorado!

Odat said...

Sandee...I would love to come to Californiay! Maybe some day...Thanks!

Mama Bear, thanks for that beautiful thought...

Sun...hey no problem..it wasn't you i was referring to anyway...lol...and Colorado would be one of the places I'd love to go back to someday. Thanks for your thoughts.

Peace

Akelamalu said...

I'm looking forward to the day I retire - if my boss is still there she'll be getting a piece of my mind! :)

Hope your last day at work is special for you. x

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

odat is making me happy! woo hoo...

and lurkers are creepy. comment already!!! h e l l oooooooooo. come out come out whoever you are! don't be creepy, be fun! come ON!

well, i tried odat!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

lala said...

yeah, lurkers suck. i was watching my blog tracker thingy and saw a location that inspired me to write today's post (the location is where the subject lives).

Congrats on retiring! That must feel really good. =)

Jeff B said...

Matt-man said it very well today. I'll be doing a happy dance in your honor tomorrow.

Travis said...

I'm not the lurker, but I did feel compelled to congratulate you on your retirement.

Good luck and best wishes!

katherine. said...

way more than a new page...you are gonna have a whole new book!

enjoy your day tomorrow odat

peace and love! smile.

Lois Grebowski said...

Big hubs, odat...enjoy tomorrow, you've earned every moment of the day!!!!!!

Can't wait to hear about the luncheon!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Congratulations, Odat! You should do some traveling, like to San Francisco.

Does this mean you'll have more time for blogging? I'm counting on it.

That's not a lurker, that's a stalker. I don't have a site meter so I only know about the ones who comment.

Kimmie said...

Hi Odat!
I am a fellow New Yorker also. I live South of Buffalo. About 8 hours from the Big City. You probably know the place...we all use the term "you guys" for everything here.

I came from Roger's blog to wish you a very "Happy Retirement". May God Bless You with abundant Love and Happiness in your future.

Smiles,
Kimmie
Olde Lavender Prims

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

May all your days of retirement give you the freedom to do what you want and have so many exciting things for you to want to do.

Claudia said...

you're giving me goosebumps with all this excitement! Hooorah!! Congratulations!!

Open Grove Claudia said...

Hurray! What an adventure you are on! :) Gosh... I was here in spirit yesterday - but not here to comment! :)

Yippee! I'll buy lunch if you come to Colorado!

Echomouse said...

Happy Retirement Odat!!

I agree .... lurkers are creepy. Hope you find out who it is. That stuff is not normal.

Julie said...

Oh yeah! A whole new phase of your life. How exciting!

soubriquet said...

ummm... lurkers?
I think that's a bit of a derogatory term. someone who comes and reads without commenting? I don't find them creepy or intimidating, I don't really think of them at all, except for a vague curiousity.
Ha. If all my readers left comments..... No, they come, read, and move on.
Sometimes it may look as though I am dwelling a lot on a post somewhere, hours at a time.However, what's more likely is that I've gone out, leaving the browser tab open... like I did recently for an entire weekend, I've no idea where on the internet my browser was, but if someone looked on sitemeter, it might have freaked them.