Well, I haven’t been that good at posting yet, have I? I have to admit that I have been very busy. I had a wonderfully, humbling, retirement party at work on Halloween. Around 100 people came—I couldn’t believe it! Then Mr. Wonderful (my darling husband) and I were getting ready for the party at our house on Saturday. I counted, and there were 39 people here, including us. That party was a blast, too! The last couple of days have had me puttering around the house, putting things away, and doing some housework.
I thought I’d take the time to catch up here, with my pictures from November 1 through 7. Let me know what you think!
November 1: Here I am, turning off my morning alarm clock (yes, I used my cell phone as my alarm clock). It felt good! However, I’ve been waking up between 6 and 7 most mornings anyway. Go figure. And I am NOT a morning person!
November 2: Here is a beautiful bouquet of flowers the WSP District Secretaries gave me (along with gift cards to Starbucks, Michael’s, and Joann’s). I love the fall colors. I am going to have to adjust this picture, as my PL page protectors only take landscape 4x6 photos. Maybe I could make it 4x4 and put some pretty paper behind the photo. Always the scrapbooker!
November 3: Not the best picture of me, but these are the pearls that my office bought for me—can you believe this? This strand is 72” long, almost as long as Mr. Wonderful is tall! I fell in love with them when I saw them in the store and mentioned them to a coworker. Shirley collected enough money to pay for the entire bill, including tax! Mr. Wonderful paid for the lifetime warranty. Yeah!
November 4: Although this picture was actually taken on October 31, I wanted my PL album to show where I had come from. This shows the name plate outside my office door. I held this position for 30 years. I am very proud of this accomplishment!
November 5: I am posting a substitute picture, because the pic I put in my album included Mr. Wonderful—he does not want his picture on the internet, so this is a substitute. These are two of the kittens we nursed since they were two weeks old. Smokey is the gray one and Bear is the dark brown kitten. They keep me company and entertained during the day while I adjust to being retired.
November 6: This is my fall mantle-scape. I love the warm color and the fullness of the mantle. Fall is my favorite time of year. In addition to the beautiful colors, I love cuddling in at night with a cup of tea or a glass of wine in my favorite chair, with Mr. Wonderful next to me in his favorite spot on the sofa. Hot toddies, homemade soups, bread baking in the oven, and the holidays approaching. Of course, after a few months of the cold, wet weather, I’m ready for spring, but right now, I’m comfy and happy.
November 7: This is me at my physical therapy appointment. I’ve been going to Evergreen Physical Therapy for five years. The physical therapists (pt) and physical therapy assistants (pta) help me manage the excruciating tension headaches and migraines I get. They also help a lot with the fibromyalgia. This is my new pta, Brenna. She has the strongest hands, and really gets in there and loosens up my muscles. The owner of the practice is Jay, and he’s got wonderful hands, too. Jay (pt) really takes care of me. I was seeing JR (pta), Jay’s son, but JR is at the university studying to become a full-fledged pt. JR’s hands are absolute magic. I miss him, but Brenna is doing an excellent job.