Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How you doin'..........

I am doin' just fine........sitting by the pool, nothing to do because today is my first day of RETIREMENT!!! I am sure this is where you will find me every morning - NOT!!! Hey, there's a grand baby to be held and quilts to be made....I am still a few behind on my Christmas project of the month quest!!! The Tuesday morning ladies gave me a wonderful send off yesterday with a very yummy spread and this pretty bouquet of flowers. Then John took me out for a celebration dinner, Mexican food of course!! We talked over the day and started making some plans for an upcoming trip...his retirement is coming very soon also!!

I got a call from Megan last night asking if I could come over in the morning....yipeee!!!!!!!! No better way to spend the first day of retirement..spoiling little guy! Then our girl will be home Thursday for 4 great days. Friday she invited me to tag along with her and her friend for a shopping trip to IKEA...I don't know what it is about that place, but I LOVE IKEA!!!!!! And I almost forgot I have a class I am taking on Thursday evening with some quilting buddies, so I think I am going to handle this retirement thing quite nicely!

Again, not much quilty for me, but others around me have been very quilty!!! A beautiful grandmothers flower garden quilt that was gifted to our customer Debra; Debra's Trip Around the World; Debra's dragon quilt; Nurse Carol's wonderful Miss Rosie's quilt; Evelyn's hand pieced stars-what a beauty; close up of Evelyn's hand pieced stars; Jennifer's pretty quilt; hey, there's grandpa with baby polka dot!; Nurse Carols' Orange Crush quilt from the Quiltville Mystery Quilt series-love it! My picture on this one really didn't turn out very well. In person it really doesn't read Orange!!! Love the mosaic pictures, but I am still trying to figure out the settings. One of these days I'll know what I am doing :-)!! The whole set enlarges very nicely if you click on the photos!

Now I am off to have some quality time with my grandson. Hope everyone has a wackadoodle Wednesday and that you have some quilty stuff going on in your world!! See you later alligators!

36 comments:

Mar said...

Congrats on your retirement! I'm so envious. Enjoy your day with that sweet baby boy. The quilts are awesome!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

CONGRATS and big old WACKADOODLE to you Cheryl!!! I say WOOO and a HOOOO also. I'm so very happy for you. Enjoy yourself and that baby boy. Dont burn your wackadoodle out by the pool. It burns very easily. So I hear.
ENJOY!!!!!

Annemiek said...

Ah so you 'll have all the time in the world! I envy you, as I'm juggling with time between family, housekeeping and a job (and ofcourse, blogging and quilting!)
I read 3 different blogs lately in which the blogger mentioned that they hated Ikea! I love that store too; got the new catalogue yesterday and have to go there again SOON :)

Marsha said...

I am really enjoying your blog - especially those shoes - I have polka dot shoes on right now too! Found you through Red Geranium Cottage.

S.W.A.K.

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Congrats on the retirement -- I'm soooo jealous! Sounds like you've got live by the horns -- go for it! And thanks for the mandatory baby pic -- love those!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow how wonderful for you. Yayyy Retirement! I'm a few years away from that but looking forward to it someday. The pics of the baby and quilts are lovely. Good for you!

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations on your retirement! Have fun!

Ulla said...

Enjoy your retirement! I wish you good health and lots of time for quilting and blogging and grandchildren.

Nan said...

HOORAY for retirement!!!! Ain't it grand, though? You'll be busier now than you were when you were a workin' woman!! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!
I love all the photos, but especially the one of Grandpa and Luke!

Morah said...

Wow! It;s a shame you don't sound too happy, contented or delighted!! LOL!! Enyoy your retirement.

On my Verandah. said...

Congratulations on your Retirement Cheryl sounds like your going to be a Busy Girl....Enjoy!!!!
cheers
maree

Dandelion Quilts said...

Cheryl, when you go to Ikea in the storage boxes area look for these great boxes they have. Mine is navy and yellow canvas with a zipper top. I'd guess about 24 inches wide, 6 inches tall, and 18 or so inches long. It has moveable dividers in it and it is just perfect for fats or small projects. I just love mine, and want to buy 2 more. I thought you might like to at least check them out. CONGRATS on the retirement!

sarahmurray said...

Happy retirement! Now you'll have so much more time to quilt, and more importantly, more time spoiling that sweet baby! x

Lorraine said...

Congrats on the retirement....I am green with envy....I am sure you will wonder how you ever fitted work into your busy retirement schedule.....! good luck to you!!! and check out my blog for my very own (well not actually mine) baby news.....!!

Carol said...

YIPPEE! YIPPEE! YEAH! I am just thrilled for you! Enjoy every minute!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Who else would have the cutest polka dot shoes? Only the happiest grandma on the planet... enjoy each and every day of your retirement to the fullest! Congrats~

Doe said...

Congrats on your first day of retirement. I'm sooo jealous! As a matter of fact, I'm pea (or is it pee, NOT!) green with envy! LOL!

Sweet P said...

Congrats on your retirement! Enjoy it!

Linda said...

Congratulations on your retirement from work! Congratulations on your new "job" of having more time to spoil grandchildren! lol May every day find you relaxed and rejuvinated! :)

Kim said...

I love your shoes Cheryl... I am so jealous.. retirement WOW!! I can't wait to see more Luke and quilts... Enjoy yourself now.. at your pace.

Karen said...

I retired August 1st last year and have loved every minute since. Still my days aren't long enough. Enjoy!

Stephanie said...

Happy Retirement! Oh how I miss Mexican food...the Southwest, CA in particular is my favorite. Ohio...not so much. LOVE your shoes!!!

debbie said...

Congratulations on your retirement!!! Sounds like you have some fun thing planned to keep you busy! :o)

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats and enjoy all your "free" time now.........

Ulla said...

Hi again, Cheryl! There is an awad for you over at my blog!

eileen said...

Cheryl, congratulations on your retirement. Now you will be busier than EVER.
The mosaic picture of the quilts did enlarge beautifully.. loved all the close-ups. :-)
Did we send you the new badge yet for finishing the Summer Stash Challenge? If not, let me know and I'll get it right to you.

Suzie said...

Enjoy your retirement!!!I hope you will have all the time you want to do all the things you like! I love the piced stars one of your friends made, stars are always a pleasure to look at!
Have a lovely weekend!

Melanie said...

Congratulations! I'm sure somehow you will fill your time. I do like the grandmother's flower garden quilt it is such a pretty design.

Have a lovely weekend.

Leanne said...

Great to see you have slipped into retirement quite easily....ummmm hugs with Luke sounds fantastic.

Jackie said...

Just catching up on posts. Congratulations on your retirement!!!!What a great way to spend your first day. And spending time with Luke is a wonderful way to start retirement! But I can't wait to see all those projects that you are going to start and finish! Enjoy!

Kris said...

Wow! Retired! That's pretty exciting! Congratulations.

I love Ikea too! How could you not love somewhere that sells fabric? I just find the whole place inspirational. So many great ideas in one place.

Hope you had a great day with your Luke. WACKADOODLE! Being a grandparent is so cool! (I love your wackadoodleness. It reminds me of a kids tv show my older kids watched, only the show's catchcry was "wackadoo".)

jen duncan said...

oh my gosh. Between grandkids in and out and a fulltime puppy, I'm so far behind that I missed this post by three days! Well, I hope they have been a wonderful, warm and relaxing three days. Thinking of you with a smile...

Ginger Patches said...

Happy Retirement!!! Sounds like you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend planned :) Beautiful quilts!

Katie said...

Congratulations! Retirement is sweet...until you find out how busy you are! LOL

I love Ikea but there aren't any here. Sigh.... Enjoy it for me. :-)

Janet said...

Better late than not ! But I want to add my congratulations on your retirement too! Soon you'll wonder how you ever had time to work! Now give that grandbaby a kiss and enjoy yourself!

Tracey said...

Happy Retirement, Enjoy time with family and friends
Take care