At work today we had an all day party. We began with some non-alcoholic wine and toasted in the new year. Then they gave me two beautiful plants -- one an orchid and the other a grouping of cacti. I was admiring them when Diane told me to look at them closely. It turns out they are fake. But such good fakes that you really can't tell unless you touch them. This way I can put them in a room that doesn't have windows or light and still have a pretty plant. We also had pizza and a birthday cake for me. They also gave me a beautiful card that they all signed saying they would miss me and enclosed $50. I was near tears and said they were so nice I wasn't leaving. Boss said, "Oh yes you are!" Ha, ha. He got one of the teens to take a picture of all of us.
|Diane, Boss (Jerry), me, Bob, Debbie, Doug, Meghan|
Change is always hard. And lots of things are changing in a very short time. Retirement... no little Pumpkin to cuddle... looking for a new pastor at church... my birthday... a new year. It would be easy for me to sink into melancholy. I'm trying hard not to. Instead I am looking ahead to a new year and a new life. New and exciting things are going to be happening. And that's how I have to see it.
Thank you, everyone, for your good wishes on my birthday. It touches my heart to see how many people really care about me.
The best really is yet to come. I have some great things planned for next year both at home and in the blog.
Have a good night everyone.
1 day until retirement