Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's official,,,I am now a Retiree!

Yes, as of Friday, I am now Retired.  Woot Woot!  It was an emotional week for me too.  I came in Thursday to find my office decorated with "Retiring decorations.  It was so cool.  My dear friend that I work with had decorated after I left for the day on Wednesday.
When she got to work she started decorating even more.  There was cupcakes and another little cake for me with the cutest little red car on it that looked a little like mine.  The cake said "Go Beth".
She also bought me the cutest sunglasses to wear.  They are Martina Glasses.

She really fixed the office up to look so cute!

She also modified our Word Wall in the office.
And soon I started having company come to visit.  All of my Co-workers came in during their free time to visit and have a cupcake and give me hugs and tell me how lucky I am getting to retire as such a young age.
This is my Principal that is standing with me.  He has been a wonderful leader and I have really enjoyed working for him. He really didn't want me to leave.

This gentleman was such a dear friend. We always joked and just have fun times together, even when our jobs were stressful.

Another wonderful friend.  He brought me a big vase of Roses and Daisys on friday. I cried!

Above is the wonderful person whom I work with.   She is like my sister.  We have shared so much together in the past 4 years that we have worked together.  She also organized all of this.  I am going to miss her more than any thing.
I am so Thankful to all my wonderful friends at work.  They all took up money and put in a card for me.  It was so special to me and they made my retirement alot easier.  As I left yesterday,,with my car packed up with all my belongings from work.  I had to cry again.  It was just a real emotional week.  But now I start a new chapter of my life.


Kim's Treasures said...

Congratulations on your retirement! The party your co-workers through was so sweet, such a testimony to you!

Have fun crafting while you ease into your new chapter of life!

Janet said...

They gave you a good send off and I'm sure they'll miss you just as much as you'll miss them. But now you get to do more art and garden and play and sleep in and all kinds of other fun stuff. ENJOY!!!!

Annie said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! There is nothing else to say but Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!

Rosa said...

What a wonderful party! I am so excited for you. It will take a little while (like a week!) to move on. You know, we can get together now! xoxo

Jeanie said...

Congratulations, my dear friend! This is simply wonderful -- at long last! (I suspect you're living everyone's dream -- certainly mine!)

You look lovely, and I know you'll be missed. But what a grand goodbye!

PEA said...

Hello dear Beth:-)

I've been so out of the blogging loop lately due to having such a crazy busy summer but things are settling down now and I'm having more time for the computer!! Woohoo! lol

Congratulations on your retirement, girl!! I can well imagine how emotional you were on your last day and no doubt seeing how special your co-workers made your last day, you almost wanted to change your mind about retiring...notice I said "almost"! hehe Loved seeing all the pictures and I'm sure you will be greatly missed but as you say, this is a new chapter in your life and I want you to grab it with both hands and have the time of your life:-) xoxoxo