Yesterday was my last day at a paying job ... for a while. It was quite a day. When I arrived at work, one of the attorneys brought a box of donuts. One of the donuts was in the shape of a gingerbread girl ~ you had to be there to see it. Of course, I left my camera at home.
I had a really busy day trying to finish up what I could so as not to leave too much for the paralegals who are absorbing my job duties. At the end of the day, I was okay with where I was leaving them. I was able to walk out the door with no regrets.
One of the attorneys took me to lunch, which was a pleasant surprise. We talked about gardening ... something I know nothing about so it was a learning session for me. She told me about her
adventures nightmare in planting bamboo in her back yard. I try to learn something new every day and that was the take-away yesterday. NOTE TO SELF: do not plant bamboo ... ever.
After lunch, we all had cake at 3:00 p.m. and as much as I didn't want to, I had a tear or two in my eyes about leaving. I'm terrible at good-byes. The truth is, I really love the staff I worked with there ... super great people ... and I will miss seeing them daily. After the cake, I still had a tape to finish transcribing but at 4:00 p.m., my favorite court reporter, ChaRae Kent, stopped by with a plate of these over-the-top killer brownies she makes. I was really touched by that. My husband nearly went into a coma after eating one ~ they are the best brownies ever. I told him I have the recipe and he said, "that's probably not a good thing". Thank you, ChaRae!
When I got off work, I checked my phone in the parking lot and I had a message from my son on my cell phone. I will not ruin his surprise by telling his great news on my post but just let me say that I was already having an awesome day and his news took me higher!
When I got home from work, Gene had gone down to Papa Murphy's to get a take-n-bake pizza for dinner after scooping up an online coupon for a $6 large pizza. I was impressed. We went downtown to meet some friends and when we got home, we hit the hay.
It was not until this morning that I saw the little Priority Mail box sitting on the counter from my old high school friend, Debra, which contained a beautiful pair of hand-knitted socks she made for me. Could my day have been any better? I think not.
Most days don't have quite so many great things going on but yesterday was stellar. Today, we're packing for our trip to Arizona and will be stopping to visit some friends along the way. I feel like the luckiest person on the planet for having such wonderful, caring people in my life. I'm truly on Cloud 9 today. Wherever you are, I hope something wonderful happens to you today.