Monday, June 9, 2008

Last Day of Work

Friday, June 6th was my official last day of work. On Thursday, the girls booked fake patients for an hour so we could close down and celebrate with Thai food (thanks Boss!) and homemade strawberry cheesecake (Thanks Joi!!). The office also got me a $100 gift certificate for Riverside spa which I will make very good use of! I've been so lucky to work there for 11 1/2 years and I'll really miss some of our patients and the social interaction aspect of it. I definately WON'T miss getting up at 5 :45 am 3 days a week to get myself and Josh out the door, him at day home, and me at work by 7:30 am. In fact it was quite blissful to look at my alarm clock this morning at 7:15, smile, and proceed to go back to sleep til 9. Plus I'm still getting paid for this month as I had holidays saved up.
I took Josh to Prairie Winds park for 1 1/2 hrs this afternoon and it was so nice not to feel like we were rushed or have my mind racing about what we needed to get done. We just stayed til we were all played out. I took him to the bottle depot and he kept scrunching up his face and saying "It smells in here". Yeah-can you imagine working in that smell for 8 hours? As we got in the car I said-that's why you need to get an education so you have the option of NOT working in that smell. So I'm officially a stay at home Mom and now only have one job to contend with. We'll see how long it takes for the novelty to wear off-if it ever does.

4 comments:

Malauney said...

I dont think we were CELEBRATING that you wouldnt be there, more like wallowing in self pity with food.

By the way, my bid on the baby pool is still for July 17, and if I remember correctly, you CAN be bought! Just dont tell Shelley!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on staying home....it's great, except when it's not. Enjoy!!

Alison said...

You have worked so hard have this stage in your life - I so hope it is all you hope for. And when it isn't, you know where to find me! - A

Bobbi-Jo said...

LOL "only one job to contend with" - I'll tell ya, it's the best, hardest, most gratifying, most irritating, most wonderful, most challenging job of all. You'll be amazing!