Well, just got word yesterday that my job was abolished as part of a RIF/huge re-org. There were four others in my department also RIF-ed, all of them wonderful people and excellent performers, so at least I've got no reason to take it personally. But "ouch" anyway. And thank goodness it happened before my husband retired. (And after I got my Ruby!)
I've been assigned a talent acquisition person to help me find another job at my company within the next two weeks, if I can. I'm meeting with him today. Not sure that as a 50+ I want to stay in the software industry. Most of the people with whom I work are 30 and early 40-somethings, and I've felt a bit like an oddity over the last couple of years. Got a decent severance package and had a bit of vacation saved up, so I don't have to panic just yet. And the only retirement this company was ever going to give me was my 401K.
So now begins another great adventure! Wish me luck.