Friday, June 29, 2012

She’s Retired…FINALLY!

Happy Retirement Day, Claire! 

Today is the LAST DAY of work for my friend, Claire!  She has been teaching for 32 years, in a total of FIVE different schools in the Victoria area.  Let’s do the math…24 kids every year times 32 years…oh and she taught Kindergarten, so we have to DOUBLE THAT because she would teach one class in the morning and then teach another set of kids in the afternoon…makes me tired just thinking about it!!  Let’s just say Claire has taught a mess of kids…well over a thousand!!  It’s so time!!  To look at Claire you would never think that she is retirement age…she looks young!  Yes, she has weathered those rug rats well!  P1100698 I’m sure everyone was surprised when Claire made her ‘announcement’…how can someone who can run and jump and click her heels up so high, possibly retire??  YUP…she’s that young!! 

SEW now Claire gets to do all the things that she enjoys doing, like…pinwheels 1

…wool work…lots of wool work…

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…and dyeing wool…

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And of course Quilting~

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…throw in gardening, shopping and raising her son…well I think Claire has plenty of stuff to do to keep her happy and out of trouble…plus throw her newly retired husband into the mix and well, let’s just say, I can’t see her missing those little ankle biters one bit!  Well maybe just a little….nahhhh… 

Claire we wish you well!!  You SEW deserve a wonderful and happy retirement!  Now do that {HAPPY DANCE}!!

Have a FUN Friday and Happy Quilting!~P

14 comments:

Susie Q said...

Happy Retirement Claire. I love her doggy quilt, fantastic would love to know if it was a pattern or her own design. Have a great weekend Susie x

Anna said...

Congratulations Claire!!! Welcome to the land of the happy and free! now you girls are really going to get in trouble!!

Darlene said...

Congratulations Clare! Enjoy a new chapter in your life.

Gisela Suski said...

Claire I am so so happy for you. It is the best journey ever. I say a prayer at least 3 times a day that I am able to retire.

WoolenSails said...

I love her quilts, beautiful pieces and now she will have time to make, even more.

Debbie

Karen said...

My brother-in-law calls kids "rug rats". I never heard anyone else say that.....except now you.

Synthia said...

My best wishes to your buddy, Claire. She must have a Type A personality to accomplish so much. What a gal! I'm sure she'll love retirement!!

Poppyprint said...

Watch out Claire, Paulette will have all of your pension spent on wool and fabric before you even know it! hehe! I'm so happy you two can now be full time sewing sisters. Woot!

marie said...

What fun you and Claire are going to have together. Those wool dye pots will be going full force now.

Tammy said...

Oh, no, now you two are really going to get into woolly trouble. LOL! Sincere congrats to Claire! May you enjoy your retirement.

Kathy said...

Good luck to your friend Claire in her retirement. It seems like she will adjust easily because of all her interests! I treasure my summers for the time off, because it will be a while before I can think of retirement from my teaching.

Lynda said...

Enjoy that retirement Claire. Sounds like she has great plans already. I've always wanted to make that Doggy with the bone quilt.

Kathy MacKie said...

The beginning of a new and exciting chapter in her life, let the fun commence.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Congrats to Claire!!
I used to think I would just keep working forever. Now I'm in countdown mode.