Sunday, November 8, 2009

Nearly there

Countdown to Australia is getting very low now, single digits.  Lists have been made, but only partially checked off. Sometimes having a deadline freezes me up!  I'm looking forward to having no timetable on my vacation and just "being in the moment" without a list running through my head of all the things that need doing.  It will be a wonderful break from my regular programming.

My DD Erica will be my Administrative Assistant facsimile at Job#3 when I am in Australia and I've been training her the last few days.  It isn't a hard job but the doctor is a bit particular about some things--however he is always happy to answer questions and give more info or instruction, which is great.  He's also getting used to the idea that I may be quitting before long.  Three jobs is a lot and I want to pare down to just two again!  I'll increase my hours at Job #2 so won't lose any income--it will just be a lot easier to get things accomplished without having to rush away to somewhere else. 

Someday I would like to have the job title of "RETIRED".  Social Security may be wiped out by the time I get there so I may have to work until I'm 70.  As long as my brain keeps working, I may be able to handle it--well maybe one job at a time anyway!


Kathie said...

wow thats exciting, I hope you have a wonderful trip

Banaghaisge said...

You didn't tell me you were coming to visit!!! When will you be here? Are you coming to my place? Do you want me to pick you up from the airport?

Lynda said...

Hope you have a fantastic holiday. The weather in our part of Aus is gorgeous today but more rain is expected later in the week.

Lorraine said...

Have a safe trip....pity you aren't coming to my part of the country....maybe next time...! I also hope to have "retired" as my job title one day......that day seems to be just out of reach (and getting further away I fear!)LOL but I do like the benefits of working as well......that pay each fortnight is certainly an incentive......!

YankeeQuilter said...

Enjoy your trip! Don't worry about the packing - you're on vacation!

Tanya said...

I'm with you on the someday retired thinking. But it looks like I'll be working until my 70's too... People say that they miss it when they've retired but I can see knitting and quilting in my future!

Stephanie D. said...

Retired? Doesn't that just mean tired all over again? Because there are still 24 years to go on my 30-yr mortgage, and I figure I'll get to stop working for money at about 82.

I need to find a job that's not so hard on the body!

Anyway, have a great time Down Under! Spring in November--you'll SO not want to come back.