Monday, January 6, 2020

2020 - Changes, changes........

Well, here we are in 2020 - ten years ago my world as I knew it was changed when I suddenly became single again and I started again in a different town in a different house - it seems (in so many ways) like yesterday but so much has changed since then - including me!  I rediscovered my independence, worked hard in a job I enjoyed and at the end of 2019 I was able to retire!  

So, more changes afoot as we enter 2020 - I am excited!

After working full time for many years - 17 in the most recent position - I wasn't sure how I would feel to retire. It does feel a little strange not to be part of an organisation I have spent so much time with, but I am getting there!  The days are filling up with other things and I am enjoying being able to accept invitations for week day stitching catch ups and lunches here and there - not to mention the ability to spend more time with family.

Rhiannon and Wade gifted me a calendar for Christmas and I fully intend to head into 2020 with the exuberance of Ezra pictured on the front cover....


Since I last wrote in I think August last year Rhiannon and Wade have welcomed little Eli into their family - Ezra is enjoying his big brother status I think!

Christmas was a fun, busy time with family ....I didn't take many photos on the day - but here is the annual Santa visit pic.......


the boys are very much into playing Hide 'n Seek and Lenny and Ezra found a mattress and a couple of Granny's vintage quilts made for the perfect scenario.....gosh it was hard to work out where they were! Such fun....... 





I think that will about do it for now - have to ease myself into this blogging a little more often!

'Til next time.......Lorraine 

15 comments:

AnnieO said...

Hi Lorraine! Glad to see your update and all the pics of the grands and your kids--it looks like you are going to have a lovely time getting to spend more happy hours stitching and playing.

Joolz said...

I'm just back into blogging myself. I can't believe I missed most of 2019! I'd love to go back and catch up but I just don't have it in me to write up stories about our trip to Scotland and Greece in 2018 and Africa in 2019 (I even missed getting that on Instgram due to the lack if internet service over there).
Wow, retired! Lucky you! It must be lovely to not have an agenda after so long. I can't wait...
I'm about to become a granny to a fur-baby - Brianna and her fiance Michael are about to take delivery of a miniature dachshund, to be known as Footlong Frank! I think I'm as excited as they are...!
Enjoy your lunch dates and stitching days, that sounds like bliss!

Cheers - Joolz xx

Sue SA said...

I can see your enjoying retirement already and sure that grandmothering duties and more sewing will fill your days quickly! Hide and seek is such fun at this age!

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Jill H said...

Hi Lorraine - By way of introduction, I met you at one of Gum Valley Patchwork's SIS, I think it was 2014 (my, time flies), and actually walked with you and Gayle before we went to the 'day'. Just wanted to say to grab the opportunities to babysit when you can. I have on many occasions and it is soooo rewarding and fun to share moments with these little people, particularly before they start school. Best of luck with your retirement.

Pat said...

Such a beautiful family. Enjoy them they grow up so fast. Congratulations on your retirement!

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Lorraine its wonderful tonsee your post.
What a happy family you have.

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