Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Submitted final assignment!

I submitted my final assignment tonight related to my TEFL certification!!!  Only two more days until retirement.  Everything is right on schedule.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Today is my Birthday!

I turned 49 today.  It was another busy day but not as busy as yesterday.  I spent most of the day completing a TEFL assignment and I submitted my Practicum documents.  One more assignment to complete, due Thursday, and I will be finished with my TEFL certification course.  The past eleven weeks have flown by. 

I did take a break from studying to have lunch at Chili's.  I had the ribs and fries.  So very delicious and the perfect birthday meal. 

Just finished paying bills and going through receipts.  Getting ready to relax and have a beverage or two! I see the hot tub in my future too!!

This is my last week at Rollins.  I am retiring on Thursday, October 31.  Does not seem real at the moment.  I guess it will all hit me Thursday.  After that the work of a different type begins.  I will go through every room in the house and decide whether to keep things, sell things, donate things, or toss them. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I'm tired

WOW!! A very busy day today.  It started at 6:00am.  My friend Billy and his friend Sean came over and we loaded up the furniture and Big Green Egg that Billy purchased.  Dining room table and six chairs, sofa table, and the bedroom that consisted of a queen sized bed, two bedside tables, a dresser, and a wardrobe.  Then, Sean bought the Ford Ranger! Just my MINI left to sell.  Then, Allison and her husband Dave came over and we loaded up the china cabinet.  Then, Mike and I loaded up the two leather chairs and ottoman's and delivered them to Lance in Smyrna.  After that we enjoyed a late lunch at Monterrey Mexican Restaurant.  If that is not enough, we came home loaded up the breakfast table and chairs and hauled that over to the apartment on 26th street.  Ready for more?  Then, we came home cleaned the hardwood floors in the bedroom, where the furniture that Billy bought was, and moved the bedroom furniture from the spare room into the master bedroom.  Then, Mike cleaned some in the basement.  Now, I am tired and my legs hurt. 

Tomorrow, I will spend the day completing my assignments for the TEFL Academy.  I have one assignment due tomorrow and my final assignment is due Thursday.  Hopefully, I can complete, or nearly complete everything by tomorrow night.  AND, tomorrow is my 49th birthday!!!

The house is starting to look empty but I don't feel sad about it.  I am so excited about retiring and starting a new life in Ecuador.  I will miss all of my friends and family.  However, I will be coming home on a regular basis, hopefully four times a year.  Life is so short.  I need to take this opportunity to enjoy it. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013

It's hard to believe but it is only two weeks until I retire. I am really looking forward to a slower pace of life without the trappings of technology and "stuff."

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013

My first attempt at blogging. Word is spreading at work about my retirement on October 31st. Paid deposit for apartment today. Lease begins October 23rd. The plan is to move to Ecuador in January. Very excited. Looking forward to the adventure.