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Thread: Countdown

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    Super Member isnthatodd's Avatar
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    My dear friend Susan made me this countdown calendar. Her grandson came up with the idea based on the fact that I am a teacher. Now I just need to remember to remove a link every morning :lol:
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    Countdown to ?

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    Cute! I will be picking up my Christmas Club money tomorrow to start my shopping.

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    I am counting down to retiring after 20 years of teaching.

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    Woo Hoo!!! What a joy it will be to remove a chain each day :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    I am counting down to retiring after 20 years of teaching.
    Congratulations! I retired a year ago last June after 35 years of teaching Junior High. You will love it!

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    Yesterday, I had my BIG Retirement party after 22 years of teaching. I was a Computer Media Specialist in an elementary school. I never thought I would be able to retire, but my body told me loud and clear that it was time to do it. Maybe all my aches and pains were just the desire to quilt more.
    My last day of work is Oct. 7. I should have had a countdown chain. Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    Yesterday, I had my BIG Retirement party after 22 years of teaching. I was a Computer Media Specialist in an elementary school. I never thought I would be able to retire, but my body told me loud and clear that it was time to do it. Maybe all my aches and pains were just the desire to quilt more.
    My last day of work is Oct. 7. I should have had a countdown chain. Great idea.
    Congratulations!!!!!

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    Congratulations to all you teachers!! You will LOVE being retired!

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    Congratulations! What a great idea! Now if only I knew exactly how long until I retire so I could start the countdown :lol:

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    Congratulations. And, thank you for teaching our children. You and all teachers deserve a standing ovation and a bigger paycheck. God bless.

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    You will love retirement. No more papers to grade, report cards to prepare, and no more lesson plans when you'd rather be quilting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalena
    Congratulations. And, thank you for teaching our children. You and all teachers deserve a standing ovation and a bigger paycheck. God bless.
    Thank you on behalf of all teachers :thumbup:

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    Cute idea! Enjoy your retirement, and thanks for your years of teaching the kids~

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    CONGRATS! Now you will have plently of time for quilting.

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    The last few years of teaching can be hard! (Ask me how I know.) I'm going to borrow the idea if that's ok. I have a bunch of counting down to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    I am counting down to retiring after 20 years of teaching.

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    Doxiemom, please feel free to use and share this. I am sure my friend would be very pleased to know that someone else thought it was a cute idea.

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    Works for deployments, too. Congrats on your upcoming position as full time quilter.

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    I retired in June after 37 years of teaching elementary school. I do still miss the children and the excitement of teaching. Retirement is a big adjustment, but I do have more time to work on quilting projects. You can finally take a vacation during the winter, too. Congratulations and best wishes.

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    Thank you! We've already used paper chains to count down the last days to Winter break and Summer break--this is a splended extension of the idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    Doxiemom, please feel free to use and share this. I am sure my friend would be very pleased to know that someone else thought it was a cute idea.

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    Now this brought a smile to my face :lol:
    I head for Harlingen, Texas from COOOOOLD Illinois the beginning of November. I make a chain October 1 to count off the days.

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    What a cute idea. I love it. And congrats on your upcoming retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalena
    Congratulations. And, thank you for teaching our children. You and all teachers deserve a standing ovation and a bigger paycheck. God bless.
    I wholeheartedly agree!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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