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Happy squee

So.  As of eight and a half hours ago, I iz no longer employed.

Freedom.  It tastes like... bacon.

I'm typing this on a borrowed laptop, down at the farm, trying out our new internet connection from Verizon (also known as the only company that has service in this god-forsaken - but pretty! - wilderness).  We're in full-on packing mode, with help from pinkleader and theblueleader , and taking all of our stuff down in truckloads of boxes every weekend.  Mind you, now we don't have to go down only on weekends, but it turns out that being unemployed while moving is surprisingly time-consuming, what with doctor appointments, sending out change of address forms, and - oh yes - setting up an entirely new e-mail account (did I mention that Verizon is the only dcent intarwebs provider out here?  Only one other company offers anything, and they're dial-up (shudder).

Yes, I know, we're totally spoiled.  I'm well aware of that, and also of how lucky we are to be able to retire and choose to not have full-time jobs.  Don't hate us.  I'm still being just as loopy as ever, with added panic attacks - don't you feel better now?

:)

But my big piece of news - my apprentice, lisettelaroux , got her Pearl (grant-level kingdom arts award, for you non-Atlantians) this last weekend.  Alas, I did not know about it in advance, so I wasn't there, but I am so proud of her it makes me squee.  Added squee-worthiness came with the news that she and her significant other (a cherished old frined of mine, for added happiness) are now engaged!  If you feel like it, slip on over to her LJ and send her your well-wishes. 

I'z happy.  Feeling a bit like I'm in the middle of a whirlwind, but happy.

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chargirlgenius
Mar. 4th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Congrats on all fronts!
laughingbadger
Mar. 4th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Wait, so you... um... retired? This was planned? Huzzah! Hope all goes well.

aeddie
Mar. 4th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
Congrats on retirement.

Also congrats to your apprentice on getting her Pearl, and an engagement ring.
hsifeng
Mar. 4th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
Wonderful news all around (except for the hassles of moving, which I begrudge no one...*bah!*).

Does this mean that we may see you delurking here more again in the not-so-distant future?
attack_laurel
Mar. 4th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. I hope to have the energy to write a lot more, especially once I'm off the laptop, and back on my more comfortable keyboard. :)

I will no longer need to spend each afternoon sleeping!

...and I have lots I want to write, just haven't had the energy to do so.
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ravena_kade
Mar. 4th, 2011 09:33 am (UTC)
Best wishes to you in this moving time...

and I will remember that freedom tastes like bacon when my job is done. I was given a termination notice for 7/29. Not sure what I am doing next but work has been a bad place for a couple of years now so this is good. Now I will think of bacon every day. Mmmmm...bacon.
eleanors_closet
Mar. 4th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
Jealous!

But in a good way. Congrats on all fronts!
ladyaneira
Mar. 4th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Jealous, jeal . . . er, I mean, congratulations! ;-)
swwoodsy
Mar. 4th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yay and congratulations for y'all! Enjoy your retirement. Bacon is life!
tudorlady
Mar. 4th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Enjoy! Getting back to work has reminded me how much I really want to stay home, even though I know it's not practical just now. Have a wonderful time - you're my proxy for my dream! xoxoxo
celynen
Mar. 4th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
Email or PM me your new address please :)
lisettelaroux
Mar. 5th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
Smooches
I iz happy toooo....Wait til you see the bright shiney....
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Mar. 8th, 2011 10:06 am (UTC)
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(Anonymous)
Apr. 7th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
NATO takes over command of military operations in Libya
[b]NATO is taking over command of military operations in Libya from coalition forces, world media reported Sunday.[/b]

The UN Security Council imposed the no-fly zone over Libya on March 17, along with ordering "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi's attacks on rebel-held towns.

The 28 NATO ambassadors met on Sunday to decide on further military plans in Libya.

The United States transfers command for a no-fly zone over Libya to NATO, while coalition forces will continue to protect civilian population from attacks by Gaddafi forces.

The military operation in Libya, codenamed Odyssey Dawn, has been conducted so far jointly by 13 states, including the United States, Britain and France.

NATO members decided on Thursday to assume responsibility for the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya, but could not agree on taking full command of all military operations in the country.

Meanwhile, leaders of the 27 European Union states on Thursday issued a statement saying the EU stood ready to assist in building a new Libya "in cooperation with the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and others."

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)

http://en.rian.ru/world/20110327/163235937.html
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