Monday, August 17, 2009

Going to the Chapel of Love. . .

I fell in love with this little 'kitty bride' many years ago. As you can see, she is dressed all in pink with her beautiful flower veil and beautiful bouquet. If you look to her left, you can see her bridesmaids in yellow and blue. To her right is her dreamy wedding cake confection. I am sure she is getting ready to head to the Chapel of Love and marry her prince charming, Tom.

This has been a strange day for me. All of the teachers in our town are reporting back to their schools today to get ready for the upcoming school year. Their week will consist of meetings, Meet the Teacher night, and of course, team planning to get ready for the new school year. After 33 years, I won't be in attendance. I am not regretting my retirement at all. I know it was time for me to begin a new chapter in my life. After all, now that I am retired I can still be in my pj's in the afternoon and writing my blog!!!
Wishing for all of you many blessings and a great week ahead. Vicki


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

What adorable kitties! (of course I never met a kitty that wasn't!) I am retired not quite two years now and wonder how I ever found time to work! It is soo nice to sit and savor my morning coffee and browse though a magazine without looking at the clock to see if it is time to go to work... it sounds like you have lots of wonderful hobbies and family that you will have so much more time to enjoy... I am happy for you!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Darling kittens!

Re: your strange feelings today...this has happened to me. Though I wouldn't return to full time work if they gave me an offer I could almost not refuse I still have dreams that I'm working in my office at the university with my co-workers. I wake up feeling a bit sad. BUT THEN I remember I don't have to hurry like crazy to get in the car, drive, run, hurry, hurry, hurry! I've now been retired since 2003 and love my freedom. (I do teach a couple of classes online, but that's just perfect for the "no-hurry" life!)

Enjoy your new non-schedule!!!

Charlotte said...

Happy Retirement. I've been able to get up when I want to and do pretty much what I want to do for five years now. I only worked about 10 years before I retired and that as a church secretary where my hubby was my boss and I loved it. But, it took me quite a while to really enjoy staying at home. I missed going down to the office every day. Hopefully you will acclimate sooner. LOL
Enjoy life.

Anonymous said...

Happy Retirement!! I am sure you will find a whole new you!
Hugs & Smiles,

Jennifer Froh said...

Sweet kitties! I hope you enjoy your retirement. After 33 years... you deserve the time off!

June said...

Vicki, I think that it would feel very strange to you. WOW! 33 years, that is truly amazing.
I bet you saved a lot this year by not having to buy school clothes though. PJ's are not as expensive and a heck of a lot more comfortable.
The kitty really does make a beautiful bride.
Thank you so much for the wonderful message you left for me today. I love it when you stop by for a visit in your jammies.

Farmchick said...

What sweet little kitties! :) My Mom went through the same feelings that you are when she retired from teaching....Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment too. I hope you will stop by again! :)

Say It With Roses said...

Hello Vicki,
Thank you for visiting my blog and the lovely compliments! And, thank you for adding me to the list you follow~~~I have an empty, and lonely, house now, so it is back to busy. I am now following you, too!

Love your charming little Kitty Bride plate and can see why you are so enchanted with it!
Don't be a stranger!!

Jillian said...

Congrats on your retirement! Your blog is so pretty....welcome to bloggyland!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Vic! I collect bridal items & boy, I would have to have gotten this myself!! Too sweet!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Holly said...

I love your kitty bride! ♥