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  • October 31st, 2008 | 6:30 PM
Friday Five

1 - I am done with the dayjob. I don't think it will sink in for a few weeks because I am used to being on shutdown for 2 weeks every year. I'm guessing along about December something will click in me. I had a lovely goodbye lunch with about 20 of my co-workers. Several of them commented that I already looked more relaxed. I think they were finally seeing the real me.

2 - My bonus check was for more than I figured. I love it when that happens. I always underestimate how much money I will get from something so I can be surprised. And I got paid for my big Korea job. So it was a nice money week.

3 - The Universe has a sense of balance that is sometimes frustrating. My husband had the catalytic converter stolen off his four-runner. Who knew they were made of platinum and so popular for stealing? Sigh. And in broad daylight in the Cisco parking lot. Grrr. The deductible is $1K (the repairs are almost $3K) so there goes some of that excess bonus.

4 - The only plan I am making is to not make plans. Not right now.  I am going to spend some time thinking and resting and thinking some more. Working in the garden, playing with the dog. Reading. Writing if I feel like it. Cleaning my house. Organizing things so I can be disorganized.

5. Okay, I'm changing my #5. Life is still good but I knew there was something else I wanted to post. That Dell computer I ordered back in Sept? the one that DHL lost? Well it was reordered and should have shipped on Monday but as of now, Dell doesn't know where this one is either. Grrr....
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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mirtlemist
November 1st, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
Yay for finally seeing an end to the day job and for more time to decompress and enjoy life! Sorry to hear about the computer, though. Maybe the universe is also trying to tell you something about Dell ;) Good vibes on your thinking and relaxation!
susanwrites
November 3rd, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I am excited. A little scared but mostly excited.

And yeah, I'm worried the Universe might be trying to tell me something about that Dell computer. sigh.
quiller77
November 1st, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Congrats on reaching the end of the day job and starting a new phase, whatever you decide to do Enjoy your down time.
susanwrites
November 3rd, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'm sure going to try.
norda
November 1st, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
Try to be gentle with yourself as you transition away from the dayjob.

As you say, plan not to make plans.
susanwrites
November 3rd, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I missed your birthday, didn't I? I hope it was a happy one.
(Anonymous)
November 1st, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
Congrats on finishing the dayjob!
Take care of you during the transition =)

& ENJOY !
kimberleylittle
November 1st, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'm really happy for you, Susan. What a life-changing time it is for you! Many happy thoughts directed your way. Much, much luck to you! Thrilling and nerve-wracking, isn't it?!
susanwrites
November 3rd, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks Kim! It is very life-changing but, I hope, in a good way.
maryecronin
November 1st, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Susan. I am happy for you!
susanwrites
November 3rd, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mary. Adventures ahead, that's for sure.
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susanwrites
November 3rd, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Laura. Big rasberries, that's for sure.

I am glad that the car stuff happened this week though, when I am home and we can more easily share the car.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

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