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Monday, March 03, 2008

Happy Monkey Monday

Happy Monkey Monday!

Hey, it won't be too much longer before I don't have to try to cheer myself up because it's Monday. I started Monkey Mondays so the first day of the work week wouldn't feel so bad. But soon........I won' t need no stinking monkeys to cheer me up. Hehe.

Yes, I'm really retiring at the end of the month. I've been working far too long. And it's just time for me. I've got lots to keep me busy these days, in spite of it all. I'm going to renovate the house and stay there for a bit, let the emotional dust settle, then see how I feel. I'll be doing a little traveling. Not sure where yet. Mostly, I'm going to learn how to relax again. I used to be able to do that really well. In the meantime I keep moving forward...slowly. I have to get used to a new world and I want to do that in a healthy way.



buffalodickdy said...

I sincerely wish you the best! I am jealous of the retirement though.. not a day goes by that I don't think about being able to walk free again..

Matt-Man said...

Best of luck Odat. All the best to you, sans Monkey. Cheers!!

Paul said...

Go easy Odat! Let's boogie !! :-)

The CEO said...

Happy Monkey Monday, Odat. Tempus Fugit, so thank you for this!


Roger said...

Get some relaxation go on a vacation to a warm tropical island! Have a good day!! :D

Christy said...

We'll still need something to uplift us on a Monday. Wow, I'm only 26 and I'm jealous of you retiring. Haha. Though honestly I'd go bonkers if I didn't have something to work on. Maybe you can have Mole Monday. Moles are slow and calm, right. Lol. I don't know.

Anonymous said...

YOU GO GURL!!!!!!!

I know it will be tons of fun!

CrystalChick said...

You're blog is nice!
Best wishes for a retirement full of everything you want it to be.

Odat said...

Buff, I'm practicing now by being home hehe.

Matt-man, it may be very hard to say good bye to the I just may keep em around.

Paul, I never heard of an easy bogie!!!

Ceo, therefore, Carpe Diam.

Roger, Oh I can't wait!!!

Christy, I used to think like that...but not anymore!!!!!
LOL at the mole thing. I'll think of sompin.

Lois...I will, I will!!!

crystal, hiya, and thanks for dropping in.


Sarge Charlie said...

but we still need a little monkey.

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

sounds like a plan to me!!!

smiles, bee

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Wow! All the best. Take good care of yourself and be happy.

Casdok said...

Sounds like a good plan! Love your attitude.

Open Grove Claudia said...

I'm excited for you. I really love the way you take on life - full force, full throttle, with your hair flapping in the wind. Hurray for you! I hope you will still keep us up to date on your retirement as you do on your life. I've learned much from you.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I know you are going to love retirement. I sure do. I think you are going to be just fine Odat. I just do. Big hug honey and have a great day. :)

Dianne said...

I'll still need Monkey Monday!! Can I beg you to continue it LOL

Have you ever seen the commercial, "don't fight Monday"

Now when I see it I think of you

I'm very excited for you, for all your possibilities.

Patti said...

Sounds like great things ahead for you as you retire, Odat. You deserve to relax and take time for you.


Michael C said...

Ah my dear, soon they will all be Fundays for you.


Anonymous said...

You are really going to rub that whole retirement thing in to us working fools, aren't you?

Say it said...

I'm glad you are looking out for yourself. Its important. Happy Monkey Monday!!

Jeff B said...

I have no idea what that cartoon means.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Odat said...

Sarge, like I said, I'll keep a lil monkey... ;-), but not necessarily on Mondays.

Bee, a little bit of a plan...but a plan just as well.

LGS, Yeah, I'm still thinking: Wow.
I still can't believe I'm doing it!

Cas, thanks...

Claudia, Oh you won't get rid of me that easily....I'll be here, flapping hair and all. :-)

Sandee...Oh I know I'll love it!!
I've been practicing a lot by taking at least two days a week off! hehe. Thanks for all your big hugs...they help!

Diane, lol, Like I said, I'll keep some monkey around....
I'm not sure I saw that ad...

Patti, yup, I come! (I hope I remember how).

Michael, Yes!!!! Finally, Fundays everyday and you didn't even have to run for office and enact it! And besides, I couldn't wait for you, I had to do it all by myself...;-)

C.O.W (oh I don't like that..cow, that is, so I won't use that!) let's start again:
Citizenoftheworld: To answer your question in one word: YES! ;-)

Say It...Thanks, I'm trying real hard to do the right thing.

and Jeff???? Me thinks you fib!
I'm surprised no one else mentioned the cartoon! That was one of the funnier ones I've ever seen.

Julie said...

Very good Odat. You seem to have things mapped out. And you know that you can change your mind too. One step at a time...all the time.

Paul said...

Odat when you are retired come and see me. :-)