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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gosh, its been a long time

so for a long time, I just haven't blogged. I guess after a while you get burned out or something. Work was crazy, the school year dragged on and on, then I was planning weddings for my daughter and then six months after that, my son. We have just been kind of crazy around here.

But, I think it is time to re enter the world!

How is everyone else doing with life, economy, getting ready to retire, grandkids, foster kids, work and just every day life.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Retiring????Where has the time gone???

I feel like its been forever since I have posted. Yes, it has been a while. I think after so long a time, time just slips away and you forget some of the things you use to do.

Lets see, what has been happening. Well we have been doing a ton of research on retirement. I wish I could retire, but have about seven more years or so, but my husband can retire in January 09. We have been overwhelmed with all the stuff that goes into retiring and trying to figure out how people do it. There are so many things that you don't think about having to pay. Not only insurance.....health, life, dental, car, home, etc, then there is survival benefits.

Did you know that life insurance from an employer will decrease over three years to 25% of what you have? So you retire at 62 and by 65 you have 1/4 of the insurance you had while you were working. Don't you need it MORE now that you are older??????

What about long term insurance?? It cost a fortune to have and most is for 20 years. Ok, so you retire at 62, get twenty years of long term insurance, then at 82, what do you do? How many people will insure a person that old?

Anyway, this has taken much time trying to sort it all out. I have also been working on weddings! Yes, plural! I have three getting married in the next year or so, and that is taking up time....not to mention work.

So, glad to be posting again!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #23

Whats been keeping me busy?

1…. Thanksgiving and a house full of people

2.... Wedding in Pa. for neice

3.... Family reunion

4..... Christmas Eve with 12 of us

5..... Not to mention Christmas

6..... "Baggage" arrives with her four.

7...... Shopping, cooking, cleaning

8...... "Baggage leaves, very sad.....

9....... Back to work

10...... Son engaged

11...... Youngest daughter wedding planning

12...... Oldest daughter wedding planning

13..... Hubby looking into retirement


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Monday, January 28, 2008

Teacher Workdays

Today is a relaxing sort of day at work, mainly because there are no students. Funny thing to say about a school, but the kids get a three day weekend and we get to enter grades, etc.

The good thing about this workday is it means we are half way through the year! Midterm exams are over, the second nine week grading period is over and we are ready to start the second half of the year. Pretty soon we will be counting down the days. This usually happens around double digit day, which means we have 99 days to go.

So, today we have plenty to do but also will be having a soup and bread luncheon and will be able to socialize with other staff. We usually only see our grade level teachers and lunch is way too short. I think we need these type of days just to rejuvenate the moral of the staff.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday without football!

Its a strange day with no football. We usually spend the day with several games on and plan dinner around half time. Today we read the paper, went to the grocery store and then looked for something on tv. I know the Super Bowl will be on next week and then we wait for baseball to start.

What did we do before sports were on tv?

Do you remember when there were Sunday drives? When the family went to visit relatives? When everyone ate dinner together?

Here's to Sunday!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

3 weddings and a retirement

My my, where has the time gone? Its been several months since I have posted, I know, that is not good, but I have been very busy. Not only with the holiday, having family here for Thanksgiving, then the 12 of us here for Christmas, then Baggage and her crew here for a week and back to work. It was a truely wonderful holiday!

So now I have been planning weddings, researching retirement and doing the usual.

I am becoming an expert at events and think it could be a new career!

More post to come!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wordless Wednesday