My last day at the office was Wednesday, July 28--I left before 5 in a torrent of tears, hugs, & goodbyes. Crazy girl that I am, I decided that I would take myself off all of my medication around that time and see what just plain rest & water aerobics would do for my health conditions. Well, going off of the Prozac the day before I left my job of 10 years...it wasn't pretty! I cried and cried and snotted and cried some more! It was intense!
The week before I left my coworkers honored me with a goodbye pot-luck lunch and some precious gifts
a very blurry picture of some of the food
they got me a cupcake Christmas ornament!
a cookbook from Patti's--a Kentucky restaurant famous for amazing food & pies and they all signed the inside of the cookbook so I can think fo the whenever I cook from it :)
sobbing my little eyes out over my goodbye card.
I got another cookbook from one of the nurses "Great Recipes for Good Health" since that is one of the big focuses in life now. Also a check and lots of hugs from the doctors and some money from my co-workers, and a 3-tier cakestand from another of my dear co-workers. It was so special! I'm disappointed with myself for not getting a picture with everyone before I left though :( But I"m glad that I at least have our 1970s wood paneling and orange benches from the basement immortalized on the blog ;)
The first two weeks after I quit I did very little. I still took a lot of calls from the office on how to do certain things, and then these precious little ones entered our lives:
Butch even got to have a few visits with the babies & she loves them!
It was a great time and my sister-in-law & I really got to bond. I was able to stay with her some in the hospital and help with feedings and cuddling and all that great aunt stuff :) The boys were so tiny though! It was scary sometimes...at one point when feeding one of them I was sure that I had killed him! He just didn't seem to be moving and I was terrified! Thankfully no one has died in the hands of Aunt Sarah (yet) and the tiny boys weighed at just under 10 pounds on their two month checkup! They've done amazingly well for being born on July 31 when their due date was Sept. 8. I love them!
Well, that is what happened in the two weeks after leaving my job...I'll update again soon on my major role now!