I received a note today from a friend telling me that as of today, she is now officially retired!
Pretty doggone nice for her after working for the same office and company for 39 years. And I sure do hope she has a great time now finding new ways to enjoy her retirement.
But now this puts me in a bit of a pickle as I'd love to get her a nice little remembrance type gift -to let her know I'm happy for her -but one that I can also afford and that won't break the piggy bank, ya know. Plus, she lives almost 300 miles from me so we rarely see each other except once in a blue moon she make come here to visit relatives and I might happen to see her there, then, but who knows too how soon that will be. So, to get her a gift and have it sent to her -well, the darned postage then adds a bit more to the overall damage to the piggy bank then too.
So, what to do?
Well, I did what I find myself doing more and more these days -I went online and searched out for retirement gifts online where I found something fairly reasonable to my budget -although I'm thinking she might better prefer the picnic basket thing there complete with a bottle of wine. However, she's gonna have to make do with a little smaller present from me and that's final!
The nice thing about shopping like this is that I didn't have to walk out of my house, out into the cold to get something very nice for her and I think I really like that part the best of all!