Thursday, November 19, 2020

Thursday post

 How creative is my title? That is kind of my brain right now. I haven't been sleeping great, plus it has been a week busy with meetings. This is a week I meet one-on-one with each of my 26 Masters students, and while those meetings are fun catch ups, they also generate a pretty long to-do list of things that students need.

Rio Calina is coming along!

I need to measure this as I'm guessing I'm getting close. This photo is a good representative of the colors.


And some very good news this week! My University is offering buy-outs for people aged 62+ and with 15 years of service. I had already decided to retire in June but hadn't made it 'official', so this buy out was great news! It includes a year of salary plus a  lump sum to cover insurance costs. It means I won't be able to do what our school calls 'tenure reduction' which means teaching part time for five years (and getting paid a partial salary, plus retirement income, which can be a sweet deal). I wasn't planning to anyway so that's fine. The deal isn't a great deal if you weren't, like me, already out the door but I'm already out the door so yay! 

That's it from me! Tomorrow is Tim's birthday with much frivolity planned (ok, a nice dinner and a few gifts but hey, it's a pandemic).




6 comments:

Vera said...

Yay for planned retirement (envious a bit) and Happy Birthday to Tim - have some fun!!

Delighted Hands said...

I'm glad things will work out to your advantage for the retirement timing/pkg! The shawl is coming along beautifully!

Tired Teacher 2 said...

The buy-out is a sweet deal! You sound ready to take the next step so go for it. Saw a video on Facebook of the King Tide near your rock: it was amazing.

kathy b said...

Happy Happy to TIM. AND CONGRATULATIONS. NOTHING LIKE EARLY RETIREMENT! IM THRILLED FOR BOTH OF YOU. I SAW SOME ALPACAS ON A FARM WE PASSED TODAY. YOUR KNITTING IS AWESOME!

KSD said...

Splendid timing on the buy-out. Here's to your future!

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Very exciting news! Hope y'all have a happy birthday celebration!