Friday, March 20, 2009

El Sol

The weather has been specta-
cular and I spent the entire day on the deck. I read, knitted, and yes, I even took my wheel out and spun for a while with my faithful companions. Best friends. While short on precipitation, this has been a consistently cold, grey and wearying winter.

I went for a walk with my best friends. There's still snow on the Sierras, and in fact, the weather is supposed to turn tomorrow to bring us more snow on Sunday. Today was a gift.

I got a generic email on Wednesday, addressing all of the county employees who had applied for cost-savings incentives. It directed me to contact the public employees retirement system - I have been approved for my early retirement buyout. This means I won't have to drive to work in the snow any more. People are asking me - what will you do when you're retired? I'm still thinking about it, but not driving in the snow is really high on my list.

The tempera-
ture was in the low 60s, not especially warm, so when one cloud stepped in front of my heater, I as suddenly chilled. I ran inside for my camera and caught this image. One little cloud, and then it moved on. I was again feeling comfortable.




I freshened the catnip in Charlie's scratcher. He looks a little drunk, doesn't he.

10 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Wow; do I get to be the first to say congratulations? Lucky me! Lucky YOU! So when are you comin' up for a visit?

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Wasnt it gorgeous! I sat on the pourch and sanded spindles for my class on Sunday. I actually got too warm this evening!

MiniKat said...

Gorgeous pictures! Glad you enjoyed the day. Charlie looked quite pleased with himself.

vlb5757 said...

Charlie looks like he has a hang over! Congrats on your approval for early retirement. I am sure you will find plenty to do even not driving in the snow! I can't wait to see what you make with your time.

Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio said...

That shot of the clouds is breathtaking!

Jodi said...

Sounds and looks heavenly! But most of all, congratulations!!!

Robin said...

When you retire, you'll probably so busy you'll wonder how you ever had time to work. Difference -- you'll be busy doing fun things that you want to do! Such clear photos - a gorgeous day.

Beryl Moody said...

Enjoy this flush of freedom. There is nothing like it in the world.

bspinner said...

Good for you!!!!!! I'm sure you'll find tons of things to keep you busy.
Pictures are beaufiful.

Carolyn said...

I love your cat-in-the-scratcher pix. Always makes me chuckle.