December sure seemed to fly by!
My coworker Diane finally retired after 19 years of working at U of M. Her last day was December 20th. We worked together for 10 years so I wanted to give her something special for a retirement gift. I know she loves to read and will have lots of time for reading now so bought a few books, bookmarks, a book light and some chocolates. Went to the Salvation Army and got a really cute red basket with bells on it and a Christmas decoration at the dollar store and put it all together.
This was the end result. Yeah, that's Marlo Thomas looking back at you! Her book is called Growing Up Laughing and it looked pretty good! Anyway, she really liked it and kept it on her desk so everyone could see it when they walked by.
On a side note, I really enjoyed making that basket and from now on, anyone who gets a gift from me is going to get some kind of a basket!
She didn't really want a party but they did have a little get together so people could come stop in and say bye to her. They just served coffee and desserts. Cookies, brownies, various pastries and fruit!
Here we are in our messy, crazy office! I hope she has a long, happy, health retirement!
Now I have a new co-worker who has lots to learn yet! The last few weeks at work have been pretty exhausting!
Today is Rich's birthday. We probably won't do anything special but I do have to get to the grocery store to get the ingredients for his favorite dinner. And we are supposed to be getting 6-12 inches of snow starting tonight. Gah! Sick of winter already and it's only January 4th. It's going to be a long year!
Anyway, more December recap coming.