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Thread: Bucket list!

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    I have been retired for several years and like so many of you, I wonder how I had time to go to work. If something doesn't get done today, you can do it tomorrow. If I want to stay on the computer all day, that's what I do. However, I would rather sew on my quilting project. Lunch with friends sounds good too!!
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    Congratulations on your retirement. Happy sewing! Just have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr View Post
    I can hardly wait to retire............my hubby is retired. It's so hard to go to work when I know that he's home. He started working two days a week at Hobby Lobby, just to get out of the house. It works for me, because now I get 15% off at the store!! I told him not to get the idea that I would do the same thing!!
    He told me that he only works because he doesn't have anybody to bother while I'm at work! Plus, it helps pay for my habit..........of buying fabric!!!
    That's the way to work it!
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    Enjoy every minute of your retirement. You will have to guard your time religiously or other folks will try to fill your time for you. Ask me how I know!

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    Congrats on your retirement and enjoy your new project! I hope to join you fairly soon, myself. Won't know for a little while if it's feasible but I'm looking forward to it anyway.

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    Welcome to retirement! I wouldn't trade it for anything - except maybe the pay! Anyway, we'll have to stay in touch - our newest (as of April 2012) SIL asked if I'd make them a double wedding ring quilt. As he asked this question ONLY 6 weeks prior to wedding, I told him he'd get the quilt - just not in 6 weeks! They finally picked out the fabric in January. So, onward & upward! I guess it's jump in feet-first for both of us! Good luck!!

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    Well...you will be busy for awhile....I haven't worked for a number of years....the sabbatical kind of became retirement. Seems I am busier now than I was when my kids were young and I worked full-time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynjo View Post
    Enjoy every minute of your retirement. You will have to guard your time religiously or other folks will try to fill your time for you. Ask me how I know!
    This is really good advice. When I was about to retire, the wisest thing anyone said to me was "When you retire, you spend the first year taking on lots of new commitments - and the second year getting rid of them all again!". Consequently, I've been very cautious about agreeing to take things on, and it's only now, at the end of the second year, that I'm beginning to feel clear about what I WANT to commit to. You need some time to figure out what balance works for you between time for and by yourself and time with and for others.

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    Congrats on retirement....I am retired and I am busy everyday with my sewing. Just love to sew, I also sew for other people.

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    What a great way to start your retirement again! have fun!
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    I've been retired nearly 10 years. I looked forward to it even though I loved my job. There were always things I wasn't able to get to when I was working. I view retirement as a really long vacation and I love it..... don't know how I had time to work. There are always so many things to do.

    How you view life is a choice you make..... if you decide you're going to love being retired and fill your days with things you love..... it will happen. If you dread retirement and find fault with every little thing, it will be miserable. I choose to love it... and I do.

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    Retirement is divine! Two of my retirement goals were: to get an eReader and read a book any time of the day if I pleased and to finally get into quilting. Well, I have read more in the past two years but wonder where all that extra time is that I thought I would have? Maybe I'm just too busy quilting!!!! Or getting a facial or letting my hair go naturally grey or getting rid of my acrylic fingernails. And instead of being dressed to kill each day I'm happy in jeans and fleece planning my next quilt. Life is definitely different but mostly free and easy. Who could complain about that? And that I'm young enough to enjoy it! I wish that for all of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    I'm going to try to retire ( for the second time) in April,and have wondered about what I will do all day. A quilting acquaintance showed up yesterday with a big box and a tote bag full of partially pieced fabrics,all organized in little labeled boxes. She just " hates this ugly stuff,it won't sew together right,it was to be a wedding quilt and the wedding was off,she has bad feelings about this"...would I take it so she just didn't toss it? It is a double wedding ring quilt,king size! So, of course ,I'm always ready to help! It even has quilting templates and 2instruction books,backing included! I'll make it and donate it to a fund raiser for an auction...if I survive that long LOL!
    I retired in 1995 have not been bored one minute of the days since, I quilt, RV with my husband, work with wild land fire fighters in the summer and enjoy friends and family. sounds like your friend is making sure you will have something to start your retirement with. God bless enjoy
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    I've always wanted to make a wedding ring quilt, so I would love it if one fell in my lap this way. Happy piecing to you!

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    Retirement is great! You'll be surprised how busy you can stay. Good luck!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    If you love to quilt, or want to learn,, you will never run out of something to do in retirement. Truly there are never enough hours in the day. And of course we have to cook, and make a path in the house, occasionally.

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    Welcome to the world of retirement!!!!! You will now find that you have less time than when you were working, and quilting is the BEST therapy there is. What a nice thing your friend did for you. Jump in there and first thing you know you will be planning the next one. Good Luck

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