In ten days I'll be turning sixty-one. As I've stated earlier, I'm looking forward to changing numbers because sixty has been such a monumental year and not all events were positive either. This year has been a thinking year, my brain has grown at least two inches. I say this because someone told me that when my thinking causes a headache it means your brain is growing.
It's taken most of the year to accept that I don't have as many years ahead that I had in the past. But I think I can still accomplish something with my life and enjoy what's left. As far as retiring, that one is still out. I talked with retired people, my mom especially, and their suggestion is don't retire. It gets boring pretty quick. I'm still nervous about the money, but God said "do not be anxious for He will take care of us", so I'm claiming that scripture.
I enjoy my work, I'm the accountant and office manager for the company I work for, a plumbing supply house. Of course, it makes me think to know my boss's daughter was hired to learn my job. I'm glad on the one hand, especially since because of her working there during the summers with me she went into accounting, she will be a good accountant as she likes detail work as much as I do. On the other hand, I hope it will take five years for her to learn my job. I'm counting on the fact that she just graduated this past December and she's only twenty-five so she'll probably want to get married and have children, stay at home a few years before I retire and then come back to take my job over completely. She'll be good at my job.
I also thought about retiring at sixty-two, but continue working. I'll find out from Alabama'a Social Security department to see the limit that can be earned and still draw social security. My daughter wants me to sell my house and come live with her. I would like that except she lives in Oklahoma and I like living in Alabama where all my relatives are. Could be one day y'all enter an Alabama Walmart and see me as a greeter. They certainly seem to enjoy their jobs.
All of you young people, save your money! Tear up those credit cards! Listen to Dave Ramsey and follow his guidelines to being debt free! Get a hobby and build on that hobby so you'll have yourself an enjoyment to look forward to, don't be a workaholic! Of course, you probably think yourselves an exception and after all, it's still a long way off. In years, maybe, but in hindsight, it's like the blink of an eye!
The sun is brightly shining here today, I have Max my cat laying on my arm while I type. I'll be talking with my daughter soon. It's Sunday and a great day.
Max and Shelby
Just a lily from my front yard
Mandy (black & white) China Doll (white with patches)