August 24, 2007

When can I retire?

I got one of those earnings statements from the Social Security Administration. According to Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner, I have earned close to a million dollars since I turned my time and brain over to corporate America.

That seems like a sensational amount. Have I been worth all that? where the heck did it all go??? I certainly don't own that many shoes! Maybe Uncle Sam does though. On the other hand, I can't help thinking (especially when I look at the measly $2,183 earned in 1987) it feels like it should be more. I mean, I have been working for twenty years and sometimes I get so tired of it. Oh what I wouldn't do to be a kid again and have my summers free! Retirement is still so far away. (38 more years, according to SSA, which makes me want to weep.)

Obviously, my earning are still low enough that I take the bath amenities from hotels to re-purpose them. These cute packages contained a grooming kit and a shower cap. I removed the hotel sticker and decorated them with stamps, punches, twine and other bling. They are now cute little gift wraps for the next time I need to give someone a little token of appreciation.

Now, I must be off to work on getting to that elusive millionairre status.

9 comments:

Jeanette said...

Brilliant idea on the bath amenities.

And I know where you are coming from on SS. I very much want to retire today but by an article I read yesterday, I was encouraged not to start collecting SS until the official retirement age of 67. Bummer.

Di said...

I bow to you, the ever so very talented Jen!
THESE ARE ADORABLE!
Now get back to work.

Paula (poncho) said...

These are gorgous Jen - so cute and great recycling LOL Where does all the $$ go - surely not on scrapping supplies!! Oh that's right TAXES!!!

Jennifer said...

I am relieved that you are not planning to regift the shower curtain along with the cute box. :)

Christy said...

Brilliant! I love this idea. I better start stealing from hotels (of course they have to have cute stuff)!

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Cassandra said...

Thanks for the cute idea!!!

Becky said...

I know what you mean. I don't like getting the earning statements. Cute packages!

chris said...

did the dollar amount from the stolen items reflect in the social security admin earnings statement?

Lorna Arlett said...

hey, great make overs!! love all of them! I am mailing something out to you tomorrow! (like your B-card) LOL, shall I post it on my blogger? so you can see it now? LOL