It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, April 12, 2010

Chapter 4, Page 12, Book 10

Family and friends are truly a gift and a immeasurable treasure.In times of sadness relationships comfort us, and in times of happiness they help us celebrate


Today is my first Monday at home and I'm celebrating for sure,.

Im going to join my youngest sister for coffee and then hopefully get some wash done. Other than that I'll be taking it slow and easy,

My sisters are also my friends and ones that I've had most my life. (I'm the oldest) Unlike other friends that have come and gone in my life, they have always been a part of my life. Sometimes we may not see each other for awhile but there is a special bond that allows us to remain comfortable with each other.

I also have a few friends that are like sisters to me. We like the same sort of things and always have lots of fun and laughs together too. Some are already retired and others will still be working for a few more years.

Whether it be family or friends I do feel blessed to have them all.

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a Merry Monday everyone!

'On Ya' - ma


Angie said...

Thanks, and a Merry Monday to you too! Isn't it a great feelng to wake in your warm, cosy bed and know you can stay there a little while if you want?

I only have one sister, 3 years younger than I but the older we get the closer we become. We don't see each other every day, nor even every weeek necessarily, but each is 'there' to dispense tea and sympathy, to laugh, to cry, to share secrets, to confide - you know. She's precious to me.

Hollie said...

I know you are enjoying this Monday for sure! I know it's a wonderful feeling to know you never have to work at another public job! Wow! Congrats! Enjoy your day :)

Sonya said...

Enjoy coffee time. I am so jealous of you being off work and all. lol. No really I hope you enjoy your retirement and gloat in the fact you don't have to haul it in to work this morning!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ma...and a Merry Monday to you..and enjoy that hurry...LOL...and you have a great day...and you are blessed with sisters still...wish mine were still around...being the youngest was great when they were...but now...I am alone...but like you I have some friends who are like sisters...and for that I am and hugs from Ora in KY

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Congrats!! Monday's take on a whole new meaning when your retired....Enjoy!

grammy said...

Happy Monday of Retirement

So neat that you got to hang out with a sis
I love to hang out with my sis too
I only have one, but we are very close

She use to do day care too, so we saw each other a lot
now she is working selling new homes and is gone a lot... I miss hanging out more...but we are still close.

Have a great day (o:

Joan said...

That is one thing that makes me sad I am an only one so no siblings it can be lonely not having a sister and as we have moved about a bit I don't have any friends only a few friendly neighbours to pass the time of day with. That did not sound very cheering sorry about that hope you have such a lovely day with your sister. Love Joan

Sybil said...

I was waiting to see what you had in hand to be doing o nthis your first day of leisure !! Can't think of anything nicer tahn meeting up with your sister. I see both mine at least once a week Margaret and Mitch (my eldest sister)come every Thursday out from Bath and I make lunch for us all. And ever Sat we have coffee with Sarah and John and I also always have Sunday lunch with them. It's really good to see them and also on a Monday Pam my bestest!! friend visits...we used to work together and never stop nattering so I sure have had a good Monday
Love Sybil xx

peggy said...

It's going to be interesting hearing about what your daily routine becomes. I have friends who say all the time "I don't see how I ever had time to work." Best wishes on this day and those that follow.

That corgi :) said...

happy first day of retirement Ma! I never count the weekends but we usually always get weekends off. But today must have felt great knowing you didn't have to get up and go to work! so nice you have close friendships with your sisters! bet you enjoyed coffee time with your younger sister and I bet even doing the wash today was fun since there are not much time constraints on your schedule



Pat said...

Your retirement is big news to me,
as I have not been on for awhile.
First, I got a virus that was going
around Facebook, and it wreaked havoc with the puter, then I got a
virus (shingles) and believe me, I
was miserable on both counts. But,
I'm better and I'm back.
Have a wonderful retirement. Just
relax and enjoy it. Blessings.

Lainey Laine said...

Awwww Happy retirement Ma!! Happy Monday, happy new beginnings!

Awww lovely that you have this lovely time ahead of you.

I havent got a sister. I would loved to have had a sister. I would loved to have had a daughter. I have a very special brother though and I have two very special sons. I also have a very special nephew. So it seems boys are very dominant in my life! I see my friends as sisters though and enjoy their friendship very much. We are in our forties and we dream of retiring and the things we shall all do together. Enjoy Ma you deserve it so. xxxxxxxxxxx

Martha said...

Ahhh, I can only imagine the peace you must feel today! Happy first day of retirement!

Barbara said...

Before you know it you won't have a moment to spare!