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Thread: Who invented this working thing?

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    Senior Member SuzyM's Avatar
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    Who invented this working thing?

    I just want to go home and sew . . . .

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    I am home and wish I had more time to sew. Too many fun things to do.

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    Work greatly interferes with my lifestyle.

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    Some days I'm too tired to sew after work. I have to wait until the weekend, ugh!
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    Sometimes my job would interfere with my life! Now that I'm retired, I still don't have enough time for quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam's gram View Post
    Sometimes my job would interfere with my life! Now that I'm retired, I still don't have enough time for quilting.
    So true! and I thought I would have time to do so much. The worst thing is that I'm still late to everything!

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    I also wonder who created this work thing...
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    More power to you. My husband is currently unemployed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyM View Post
    I just want to go home and sew . . . .
    Probably the person who invented the I'm hungry and need to eat thing....
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    I don't know, but sometimes I wish I were out working.

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    I'm retired, and some days I wonder how I ever had time to go to work.
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    I've been retired for three and a half years and remember feeling exactly as you express it. As others say, there is so much to do when you are not working that you often feel you don't have enough time to quilt. But I love the unstructured life and feel so free! I wish I could have worked another year or two to save up some more, but there has never been a day that I woke up and wanted to go to work in a cubicle, dealing with boring stuff. One of the first quilts I made post-retirement was one that I designed as a doodle on the edge of a page of notes at a really dull department meeting, and I really love it. I kept the sheet, because it makes me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    I'm retired, and some days I wonder how I ever had time to go to work.
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    Yes, I wonder how I ever worked a job into my schedule!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyM View Post
    I just want to go home and sew . . . .

    The feminist! And I bought it hook, line, and sinker! Lol!
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    I am retired for just a little over a year now. When I worked, I barely quilted more than a few hours in a week, most times only on Sat. and/or Sun. When I first retired, I went gung ho in the sewing room. Got more projects done then I could have every imagined. I actually got several UFO's completed (quilted and bound) and actually did about another 6 tops, yet to be quilted. Several months ago I came across this forum and I actually have gotten many good ideas and with the swaps going on all the time, I do alot of sewing for them. Unfortunately, with all the postage costs I think I need a part time job but that's okay because I really enjoy making and sending my work to others.

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    I understand where your coming from. But just remember retirement will come one day, and with out working and buying extra fabric today you will not enjoy quilting when you finally retire. That is a good way to think about working today for the future. I got to retire when I was 52, went back to work for a short time, but still cannot find enough time to do everything I need to get done in a day. You would think I could. Well back to my quilting and enjoying retirement.

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    I keep telling everyone if they would just pay me to stay home I would stay home

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    Wait till you retire. The fun starts but then you will find other demands especially from grandchildren. It is NOT always rosier on the other side of the hill. I would rather be working and living a normal life than be disabled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam's gram View Post
    Sometimes my job would interfere with my life! Now that I'm retired, I still don't have enough time for quilting.
    Agreed. There are so many distractions and chores to be done.

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    I really truly hate being retired. A short work week was 60 hrs but most were 80+. My house was always clean and orderly. Going into my sewing room for 1 hr. was my way of winding down at the end of the day and all my projects got finished. The first 6 months or so I had a ball I got to quilt and sew to my hearts desire. Now it seems like each day is 48 hrs long and I have more UFO projects through out the house than I can count on all my fingers and toes. And all the things I loved to do have turned into "I have to's" and ''I'll get to it's'' .... oh yeah and there's ''I'll do it tomorrow's. Enjoy working as long as you can. Retirement sucks-----

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    My friend told me that I wouldn't have as much time as I thought after I retire. Son of a gun....she was right.

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    I retired twice. Now I'm working. A few days at home alone with just the dog is all I can take. I would be a complete slug if I didn't have to get up and go to work. BTW I love my job.
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    I hated my job even though it was my chosen career. I chose company benefits, pension plan, yearly bonus, and flexible work hours over loving the job. I 'retired' from the company after 20 years fully vested. I never want to have a job ever again.
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    I retired for a year and made 18 quilts. I went back to work and only make 12 or so quilts a year. Everyone I know and some I don't have 2 or 3 quilts. So I am saving them up. We own our own business so working is not the same as working for others.
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    I'm retired and wish I worked...I had more time to sew. Seriously...or is it sewiuosly?
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