That's just kinda been the whole week. It's like, whoa - what just happened? Oh, FRIDAY happened!
Not that it's a bad thing, quite the contrary.
Contrary. Who really uses that word anymore anyway?
Sooooo.....I guess I should finally announce it formally and for realsies.
EEEEPPP!!!! (if you don't know what that means - it's me squealing with delight)
I know right?!?! Dream come true. I submitted my letter of resignation/retirement and wrote a kind email of how much I have appreciated my time at Intermountain. Earlier this week, Splenda and I went in the evening and cleaned out my desk and cubicle. It all fit into one box. My entire career of 24 years with the same company, in the same business all amounts to one little box. Yep. My official last date it 12/1 so in the meantime, I will be moving all my 401k to an IRA, which actually might make it safer, and then enjoying the freedom that is now mine.
Maybe I should use it to buy gold. Hmmm....
I've started hanging out at Wasatch Running Center.
I've always purchased my running shoes there, except for the one time I won a free pair from a place in St George, and most of my gear. I did the Grand Slam with them last year. They are an awesome business. We are working together as I train in the business of running shoes. I wouldn't call myself an actual employee yet, but if over the next week or so, we both mutually agree that it's a good fit, I will pick up some part time hours there. All perfectly suited for a retired grandma who just wants to support her habit. Straight from the dealer no?
There is a lot to learn. They don't just let anyone fit and sell you running shoes. They only hire experts. They only trust experts. Great guys who run the place and go ahead and ask me how much fun it is to walk around trying on different shoes, learning their technical differences, the pros, cons, and features of each shoe so that you can figure out which one is best for a particular person and their gait. Very cool stuff. I am learning a TON! I just hope I can retain it all. I am kinda wicked old after all.
And smelling brand new running shoes for hours at a time is like.....well......it's bliss.
Tuffy and 'Tana got a new puppy. I KNOW RIGHT?!?!?! Gosh he's cute. Jace. Little black mini schnauzer. And what is fun, is he comes over to be babysat and entertains Jack. Win-Win!!
Having some serious Chloee withdrawals. Like for real serious. Like, I kinda want to just get in the car and drive there. I guess it's good that I have made some commitments here so that I can't do just that.
What would I do without skype? And even then......not the same. Achey heart here.
On the bright side.......they have less than 3 years of active duty. So there's that.
Okay kids, enough rambling thoughts, I think I'll finish watching Rick Perry bumble around on the O'Reilley factor. Serious - dude is kind of a joke. Perry not Bill.