Sunday, July 26, 2015

Social Security

Today I am finally old enough to get what is coming to me!! Social Security. I know I could wait a few years and maybe up the dollar amount on that check ....... but I want it NOW! I earned it , after all.

I am having a nice slow morning, sipping coffee, making a list of necessities to be gotten from the grocery. Oh, and reading birthday wishes on Facebook. The best part is watching the weekend campers pull out! It is the most wonderful day of the week ...... all the campers are leaving and my heart is heaving a sigh of relief. Fortunately for all you folks in the land of blog, you don't have to listen to me sing. He Who normally cannot hear, tells me to stop.

I am baking my own birthday cake. To my liking. I do not like chocolate and most of the rest of the world does. My cake will be a two layer white cake with a lemon curd filling (gee, I hope the little grocery in town has it) and whipped cream cheese icing. Yum! A BBQ at casa DJ/Andrea will be my final destination tonight. Again, yum!

It was hot and sultry yesterday. The air was so thick you could almost grab it. Then a storm came through in the night and everything was crisp and cool at 5:30 when my old dog awakened me. I looked up at the sky and thanked God for this lovely morning. I meandered through my gardens and got my feet soaking wet, then took a long hot shower. He Who is in charge of the office today. That is relieving and scary, all at the same time. The man cannot read a reservation book to save his life.

Wishing for a lovely day for all my friends and family, that is all I want for my birthday!


Linda O'Connell said...

It's your day. SHINE brighter than your candles. That cake sounds delicious.
Collect, girl, while there is still $ in the SS account.

Nancy said...

Hope your birthday is very happy. I really enjoy keeping up with you on your blog.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you have just the best birthday planned. Good for you to bake your own cake. It's the only way I get a cake, bake or buy my own. Also, good for you to take your social security. Although my check is small due to the fact I also get a teacher's pension, and the government doesn't like you to get too much money, even though I paid into social security for as long as paid into the teacher pension, I get a nice little amount that helps out around here. Wishing you a great new year.

Val said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats on coming of age!

Could you get more if I donated my 28 quarters of non-teaching work wages to you? Teachers in MO can't draw social security because their retirement is just too good. Or so they tell us. So don't look for me to pick up my 12 quarters by working a real job after retirement.

Kathy G said...

Happy Birthday to you! It's nice to have exactly what you want on your special day (even if you have to take care of the details yourself).

joanne said...

Happy happy happiest day of your birth. Enjoy and savour every moment. I was going to call you an old broad but I thought better seeing as my bd is just a few days away and I will be at the age of social security. Now I just need to get social.

Unknown said...

Happy blessed birthday to you, Kathy! May you have a wonderful year!

Meggie said...

Hi Kathie! Belated birthday wishes for you!XX
It is lovely to read you again, and thank you for visiting me. The rust will take time to shake off!