I am retired. I don’t know if the Wall Street Journal would agree. They might say I’m unemployed or that I’ve closed a business due to difficult economic times. (I myself have been saying that for months now.) But, Jerry has convinced me. He’s retired and I’m retired.
|THE CAKE. THE LIBRARY HOSTED A GREAT PARTY FOR JERRY (& HONORED ME, TOO)|
I had no doubts that Jerry had retired. Pension, social security, and everything else. Even the Wall Street Journal would have no doubts about the fact that Jerry had retired. Anyway, I always made it clear that when Jerry retired I would retire. I wanted him to retire a long time ago, so I could retire before the age of 40. He didn’t listen.
|CONNECTING THE DOTS … SPAIN|
Just to be clear. I love the idea of retirement. I just also love the idea of retirement income. And I always felt the two should go together. Thankfully, Jerry has the retirement income for us both… and is old enough to collect it. So, I’ll say it again… with feeling: I’M RETIRED. (Because Jerry was ready to bean me yesterday when I said yet again that HE was retired and I was simply out of business.)
|ToldemArt GENUINE ALLIGATOR TIE.
FOR THOSE WHO STILL WORK.
I submitted a story to a writing contest yesterday. Publication … and a nice cash prize are the rewards. I added more products to my zazzle.com/toldemart store. Creating the designs is pure fun for me and I continue to enjoy domestic and international sales — good for my ego (although they don’t cover a utility bill). So, I guess I’m still qualifying my retirement with the idea that I perhaps can earn a bit here and there. But, that’s really all simply for fun…
… Until my best-seller gets published and I begin my book tour. I can’t wait for it to be translated into Spanish so I won’t have to spend as much time on the road.
Because I am retired.
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