Friday, July 27, 2007


Today was my last day of work!!! Not indefinitely, but for a while. I am happy that I no longer have to get up early during the week to go to work. I am sad because the job I left was very much like a second family to me. All the people there were very nice to me, treated me well and made it abundantly clear that they didn't want me to leave. I'm also relieved that today is finally over with (workwise anyway). I did most of my crying yesterday so today I was better able to control it. (Singing the "Elmo Song" really helps cheer one up sometimes!! You should try it.) I still had my moments that I couldn't help but let the tears flow though. It's just my nature and of course everyone expected it. I was bombarded just before lunch by my department (QC) and the packing department to view the beautiful flower bouquets that they brought as well as read, through tears, the many well wishes for my future in the cards. And when I say bombarded, I mean bombarded......they came at me from all directions and surrounded me!! There was no escaping. They even treated me to a potluck lunch to say goodbye. It was all very sweet and I thank them for loving me that much. I had hoped to scoot out of there without much fuss but it was all good in the end. I will be going back to visit often. I'm gone, but they are not forgotten. They will forever be my second family. Besides, I'm helping the team captain of the Relay for Life team with fundraisers and auctions and other things. I'll be there visiting more often than any other former employee, that's for sure.


kathy said...

YEA!!!! Being home with the kiddos is SO worth it. You're going to love being able to play with them and watch them grow up. You'll have more energy for hubby. You'll more have time for friendships and FAMILY. I'll never forget the first time I retired. I did it at about the same time you are. It was a HUGE adjustment and sometimes I thought I was going crazy but I *think* we were all better off.

My only mistake was thinking that the house would be cleaner - it wasn't because suddenly we were in it all day with more time to mess it all up!

Enjoy every crazy minute of it.

TigerGirlC said...

It will definitely be a huge adjustment for us, but we're at a point where we should be able to make it work for a while. I'm ready for the challenge!! The kids love Mary too, but they're super excited to not have to be getting up early most mornings to go see her. They were ready for the change too, I think.