Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Today is my last day of work at the same job I've had for the past 21 years. I started when our oldest was getting close to college age, and didn't mean to stick with it so long after the fact. But I ended up being one of the lucky ones that loved what they did. And the women I worked with. (nine women in one office and for the most part, all got along!) Which is probably the saddest part of leaving. I know there are big things afoot in the office today. There'll be balloons and cake for the patients, and well wishes and despite the fact that I'm very happy to be retiring, it will be sad. I spent yesterday making these little pins for each of my co-workers, taking into consideration their distinct personalities. It was a little hard to decide on words for each because with some of them I had to remember they MAY wear these in public so I had to be nice!

I had ordered some legs from Artgirlz, but unfortunately they didn't arrive in time. My fault for waiting till the last minute, so I had to improvise with beads and charms. They look good so I'm happy. And no one is expecting a surprise from me, so bonus!

We leave for Boston after work...for a planned meeting and for the real part of my retirement party. I know we're going to a very nice restaurant, and I heard something about going out to a bar/club/Dick's Last Resort???!!! after. One last fling on the boss!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!!!

And what a beautiful one it is in our part of the country. We've been feeding Laddie carrots. He's never had so many carrots.

We've been fishing. Doesn't even matter we didn't catch anything.

And paddling in the "Kiboat".

Next is the parade and more family fun! Nothing like a holiday weekend! Hope yours is as nice as ours.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Spring in Maine

I haven't had much to say lately. I feel guilty about that because I feel when you have a blog you have a responsibility to anyone who may wander by on a regular basis to have something semi-interesting for them to read. I will try harder in the future for sure. There's always fun things going on in the summer.

But I do have a beautiful picture to share. I love pansies for the first taste of COLOR after the grays of winter. It's been an incredible spring here in Maine and I've been spending as much time outside enjoying every minute of it. I've been one of the ones in the past that is the loudest to complain about "what happened to spring??" so this year I'm thankful and uncomplaining. And enjoying. I have peas coming up in my garden. As well as lettuce and spinach. The orioles and hummingbirds are back and at my feeders. Life is GOOD.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I can't believe I just spent 40 minutes crafting a very clever post about the joys of and of holding the perfect pen in your hand, and now it's gone. Very loud grumbling here. I haven't had this kind of trouble in a long time. And even though it says it "autosaves", I'd like to know WHERE! Tomorrow I'll be more positive.