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When Do You Plan To Retire

My job, my TV watching, my word games, all get in the way of writing poetry.
I am laughing now. For it is a pure lie. 
I can write poetry in between all of that, and do.

My children take no effort now, and they keep my grandchildren away from me
Years at a time. “Mom, we were there last weekend!” 
Really? I do not remember this.
My life is pretty full, and I keep thinking maybe 
I will get to an age where I will retire.
But I am not there yet. 

When people ask me “When are YOU going to retire?” I have no answer.
I like my job; it suits me. It is fun every day. Snow days irritate me. 

The summer is great for a week.
Then I want to dive back into my job and play with the children who can play with me. Every day.
So I guess I have a pretty full life. 
And I am not counting my art studio which is full to the gills
With paints, glitter, glue, scissors, paper, watercolors, 
and a plethora of other wonderful stuff.

I am a professional player, 
and until I get over this or break both my arms and my legs and my
Head falls off and rolls into a gully, and I have to stop talking, I do not plan to retire.
So there….

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Date: 2/13/2019 9:50:00 AM
I am sure your heart is never going to retire Caren :) A creative mind has no retirement. ;)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/13/2019 11:43:00 AM
Thank you Swetha. I guess when everything stops moving, that will be the day.
Date: 2/12/2019 6:28:00 PM
Why do they insist that people over 40 now take, early retirement; businesses lose such great expertise and life experience; no wonder they fail! Me, you go girl!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/12/2019 6:43:00 PM
I believe they may have to pull my dead boy out in a body bag when I hit 92, and not a day sooner.....
Date: 2/12/2019 3:54:00 PM
Retirement isn't what its made out to be, when I was at work I seemed to have more time to myself.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/12/2019 4:28:00 PM
I have so many friends who wish they had worked five more years. I do not want to be one of them.
Date: 2/12/2019 12:14:00 PM
Us Golden Girls rejoice! Love how you stay busy. My job is part time but I also rejoice in the fullness of life!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/12/2019 3:17:00 PM
I am having way too much fun to think about retiring any of my hobbies or my favorite thing to do of all which is being a school counselor.