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    Missouri Star

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    Default RETIREMENT . . . excited . . .

    . . . and a bit scared. I've decided to retire at the end of the year!!! I have been working full-time all my adult life and so looking forward to having time to do the things that interest me - like quilting, volunteering, traveling, etc. I have been blessed to have a wonderful job the past 16 years and a great boss - which made it a hard decision. I will be moving from the Kansas City area to a small town about 100 miles south. I will be a lot closer to my Mom who lives there. She is 85 and still in great health and I look forward to spending time with her. She is excited - she has been pretty lonely since Dad died a little over a year ago. She got interested in (addicted) quilting about 3 years ago and it has been fun sharing that with her. I'm also looking forward to spending more time with the grandkids. I haven't been married for a long - long time - so my time is my own and I plan to pursue some great activities and travel some with Mom.

    On another note - I've been thinking about trading my Janome 6600P and 1600 in on the new Janome 9400 QCP. I got the chance to sew on it at the sewing machine dealer I use - it seems fabulous!! If anyone has one - would love your review.
    ***Kathy***

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: RETIREMENT . . . excited . . .

    Congrats! That's a big decision and it sounds like it's a good one for you! I can imagine being scared and excited at the same time!

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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: RETIREMENT . . . excited . . .

    Congrats on your pending retirement. Enjoy those special moments with your mom!

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    Congratulations! What an awesome plan you have and I so envy you! Enjoy the precious time with your Mom! Mine just passed this year - she would've been 86.
    I am Sew Blessed!
    Alina

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: RETIREMENT . . . excited . . .

    I am so so excited for you. And to be able to spend more time with your mom and the grands, how awesome it that.
    Karen
    Life is short - live it up while you can

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    Default Re: RETIREMENT . . . excited . . .

    Congrats. I retired earlier this year - and have not once regretted it. Enjoy the time with your mom. It's nice you now have more in common. Can't help with the Janome question - Good Luck!

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    You'll love being retired. As my sister said She never saw anyone who was retired who didn't have a smile on their face when they came into the library where she worked. She finally retired and is loving it!!!
    Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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    Default Re: RETIREMENT . . . excited . . .

    Kathy, if I wasn't so happy for you, I would be insanely jealous. Hope you enjoy every single minute of your retirement - sounds as if you have certainly earned it! Glad you'll be near your mom & grands - that's the best ever!

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    So happy for you. I find myself thinking about it more and more often these days. I keep hoping they decide to give me a package. It would make the decision much easier. Maybe when I get grands. Again very HAPPY for you.

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    Applique Angel

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    Congratulations! I retired 2 years ago and I have always said "Retirement is the best kept secret". I know you will enjoy spending time with your Mom and doing things together. As the date approaches, you will be even more excited! All the best.
    Peggiep
    "I don't need to get organized, I just need a bigger sewing room."

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