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Old 06-07-2015, 07:45 PM   #21
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Congrats! What a great feeling. I had almost forgotten those Sunday afternoon blues.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:52 PM   #22
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Hey there! Friday was my last day also.
I think I have a Pavlovian response to Sunday evenings because I feel a low level of anxiety. Hopefully it will pass.


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My first dread-free Sunday is today.
Old 06-07-2015, 08:37 PM   #23
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My first dread-free Sunday is today.

Like FlyBoy5, I too love Mondays! Ally, congratulations on your retirement....enjoy!
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:46 PM   #24
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Congratulations! I also had the Sunday afternoon blues for many years. I had good jobs, good bosses, I enjoyed what I did but still I couldn't shake the awful feeling on Sunday afternoons that MY time to do as I pleased was coming to an end and tomorrow it was THEIR turn to tell me what to do. I guess I was a prime candidate for ER. Now going on 12+ delicious years of no more Sunday afternoon blues.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:22 PM   #25
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Congrats! I started getting my work calls at 3pm today. Looking forward to enjoying Sundays like you... next year!
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:15 PM   #26
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Ally,

Congrats! Enjoy savoring no alarm and you wake up with a huge smile on your face. I am 2 months behind you, can't wait!
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:34 PM   #27
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Congratulations! I retired two years ago this last week, so thanks for reminding me that today is Sunday. Tomorrow you can wake up and go Enjoy!
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:50 PM   #28
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Thanks so much, everyone!


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Old 06-08-2015, 05:11 AM   #29
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Grats hope you wake up very late.
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:56 AM   #30
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I retired Friday and this is the first time in more than thirty years that I'm not dreading Monday. Even on vacation, I knew they might call me with an emergency as soon as the week began. I hope the other two or three who retired June 5th, too, are as happy as I am!




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That's awesome! Congratulations! I am nearly 2 years in, and the dread-free Sundays are the best. Had a busy weekend, and stayed up late last night watching NBA game. Now just enjoying coffee, while I hear others heading off to the grind.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:16 AM   #31
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Sunday night is now spent planning Monday's fun. I LOVE Mondays. After rush hour, I can run all the errands I want, go for a hike, or drive to the beach. Much less competitive out on the road and in the grocery checkout line. The people that are out and about also seem more relaxed and friendly. It's summer now, so there are more kids and their attending grown-ups, but come the end of August they will be gone. And everyone knows the best beach weather around here is in September and early October.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:47 AM   #32
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I just finished my next-to-last Monday today. But next Monday will be something slightly less dreadful than normal, as I will basically be finalizing file transfers/physical file tidying up, cleaning my last personal stuff off my laptop, and turning in my key card, credit card, laptop, etc.


I won't be totally free from Monday duties, as DS will have an intensive class for five weeks this summer, and then start a full time academic program in the fall, with MOnday morning wakeup duty being my responsibility. But once I get him off to school the day will be mine to spend as I please. I'm a morning person anyway, so don't really mind getting up early.
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:25 PM   #33
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Yes, this was one nice bonus I didn't expect.

I can't say that I "dreaded" Mondays. But, after retirement, I realized that I had been getting "geared up" for Monday on Sunday night. I'm sure my blood pressure went up a little.

I never really thought about it until after I retired. Relaxed Sunday evenings are nice.
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:38 PM   #34
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Just a few years ago, I dreaded Fridays because I loved what I did and I knew that I wouldn't be w*rking for 2 days. Then I began to dread Sunday afternoon since that meant Monday was coming and I had to go to w*rk in a few hours. Now I am 23 days (on the calendar, 15 days on the j*b!) and I will be done!!! I look forward to that loss of the dread feeling. Congrats!!
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:19 PM   #35
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It's been a great Monday! So many thoughts that I hadn't expected have gone through my mind. We both decided to take social security early starting next month and with two SS's and my husband's pension, we will have several hundred dollars more each month than when we worked, without touching our retirement savings. It is so strange to be mostly healthy, energetic and to have more than enough money coming in without working! And we have no debts, a nice home and 4 vehicles. I feel very fortunate.


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Old 06-08-2015, 07:53 PM   #36
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Congrats! I can only imagine what that feels like right now. Enjoy everything. It is the fruit of your labor.
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:02 PM   #37
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Congratulations. You are truly an endangered species--a 30 year plus employee.

Now, have your telephone number disconnected. And go on a long vacation trip.

There will be plenty of time to do all those projects you've been putting off.

I work harder in retirement than when employed. 6 1/2 years later, and I've not scratched the surface of the things needed--including 2014's Spring Cleaning. After taking 4 major vacations in just over a year, I need to stay home more.
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I used to get a stomach ache when the "60 MInutes" stopwatch began ticking on !
That's me, stomach ache and cold sweats... April 29, 2016 cannot get here fast enough...
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Take a deep breath and relax on Sundays! You've earned it. Great job


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After a while "dread-free Sunday" will turn into "I didn't even know that it is Sunday", then you will be truly retired.
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