It's official y'all.
All the paperwork has been completed, signed on the dotted line, mailed and the first pension check has been deposited into our bank account.
Now the way I got it figured and according to the United States government (and since they think they know it all), that translates to we are now retired!
Webster defines the word retired something like this:
1. Having finished one's active working life.
2. Secluded from society, private, quiet.
3. To go away or apart, to a place of privacy.
Beg pardon, but when exactly does the work finish? We're working harder now than ever before and I don't see no finish line in my horizon any time soon. Truth being self is a tough boss with little time off and as far as privacy goes...are you kidding me? Besides...when have y'all ever known me to be quiet?
There is little about us that y'all don't know except the dramas of life we all experience at one time or 'tother...and unexpected retirement. Those subjects I do tend to keep to myself, but only because my mama told me never hang my dirty laundry out on the front porch. God also told me to let sleeping dogs lie and He would handle things for us...and He has. Anytime one gets their first retirement check before the actual confirmation letter shows up proves who really knows it all and is in control. Once again, let the record show...God is more powerful than even the government.
But enough about that. Let's talk about work...whatcha say?
The Greatest Show on Dirt is just around the corner...and I mean just that. It's less than a week before we'll be heading down with the trailer to Zapp Hall. Our show starts March 28th, but we get there early to unload and set up.
In the meantime, we're working like the matched set of mules we are to get things wrapped up here at the Casita de Trash. Cat Daddy is cramming that trailer full of all the things we have been squirreling away to take to the Mother Ship for the spring show.
And speaking of the spring show...Oh Mylanta!
There are big doings popping up this time around.
The show is always fun, but this one promises all sorts of surprises, special guests, and running amuck, with a dash of mischief and mayhem thrown in for good measure. For starters, I am shaking like a chihuahua to be first in line for this...
Jo Packham, creator of Where Women Create, Cook, Create Business...aw shoot fire, do it all and then some...is going to be inside Zapp Hall March 29th, from 2-4pm for a special signing of Where Women Cook. As you may or may not know, our own sweet Head Zapper, Cheryl Lehane, was featured in Where Women Create Business not too long ago. Jo is quite the powerhouse in our world and to be selected to appear/shoot the photos in between the pages of her magazines/books is something to be mighty proud of and rightly so. It's the equivalent of an "atta girl" for working one's fanny off.
With Jo will be an amazing line-up of creative, beautiful women who also are known for working their buns off.
(Get it...Where Women Cook...buns? I crack myself up sometimes!)
I don't have the full list of who all will be there signing magazines, but I do know on hand will be Celeste Shaw of Chaps Diner and Bakery, Holly Kuhn of Old Glory, Gina Galvin of Peacock Park and Ki Nassauer of Flea Market Style Magazine among the featured guests. I promise y'all up and down, I'll be adding to the who's who list as I get the info...pinky swear!
(Celeste's knock-your-socks-off kitchen. Photo courtesy of Where Women Cook. Did I tell y'all I am beyond the moon in anticipation of meeting Celeste? No? Well then...consider yourselves done told...'cause I am!)
I have to stop and mention a coupla of things I know y'all are gonna dig, beginning with a shout out to one of my favorite people in the history of ever...Gina Galvin. Gina is starting a new venue at the spring shows with The Rendezvous. She and her vendors will be located down the road from Zapp Hall on Hwy. 237. She's promising fun and laughter, along with great shopping, beginning with her hosting Theresa's blog party the 28th of March at 6pm. Knowing Gina...this ain't no empty promise. I have yet to be around this gorgeous lady without smiling my fool head off!
Now if that isn't enough to get your motor humming...listen up. Holly and her husband, owners of Old Glory Antiques in Denver, are going to be opening a new shop in Burton, March 25th. Love, love, triple love her take and talent when it comes to a fresh look for purchasing and using antiques in your homes.
( I should mention I stole...I mean borrowed all the above photos from their FB pages...including this one from Holly's. Y'all know me and taking decent photos is NOT in my wheelhouse so I have to resort to thievery!)
And if that still isn't enough...tighten up those bra straps...there's more!
Amie and Jolie, Junk Gypsies extraordinaires, will have two locations to shop this time. They'll be at Zapp as well as their JG World Headquarters. On the 28th, the official ribbon cutting will take place at the JGWHQ's and season two of the Junk Gypsies will be filming.
One word y'all...whew!
I don't know about y'all, but I'm all agog with anticipation of this year's spring shows and all the frivolity that is about to commence!
My only suggestion to y'all is pack your roller skates. I got me a hunch you're gonna need 'em!
As for me...I best get back to enjoying my retirement.
Working like the rented Jenny I am...slightly burnt out but still smokin'!