Friday, October 27, 2006

Last Day!

So...I'm home...and don't have to go back to work for a whole year!!! My last day of work...and again I was spoiled rotton. It started right from my daily commute on the bus. One of the ladies that takes the same bus as me started talking to me when my baby bump became noticeable. We would chit chat a little bit everytime we saw each other, and she loved hearing about how my pregnancy was progressing (she's older and wants to be a grandmother BADLY...her kids aren't planning on it anytime soon). Anyway, she got on the bus this morning, knowing it was my last day, and had a gift for me! A really sweet card and musical teddy bear. Really unexpected.

Then I got to work, and saw that my desk was decorated in baby shower decorations. They had organized a yummy pot-luck lunch (I had a 3 hour lunch today), complete with the cutest baby-cake I have ever seen (it was covered in gingerbread babies in diapers)...sorry, no one brought a camera, which is too bad. And gifts, gifts, gifts of baby books, baby toys, baby towels, baby frames, and a bath robe for mama! What at fun way to start my maternity leave!

6 comments:

audrey said...

I still can't believe how nice strangers can be. What if you didn't take the bus on Friday? What would she have done? So thoughtful of her.
And of all your co-workers. 3 hour lunch! That's my idea of a great lunch.

Now that you are at home I can call you all the time.

Kaili said...

Fun!!! Glad to hear your last day was great and that you and Baby Raspberry were spoiled. Enjoy being home, having naps whenever you want, eating yummy food and preparing for Babe! You and Rob should go on lots of dates. :)

Amanda said...

Hooray for mat leave! Have fun being a lazy bum (or a nesting psycho) for a few weeks before the real mayhem starts! Just kidding...it will be great. But really, enjoy your freedom and go out with your hubby and girlfriends as much as you can. The nursery looks great, by the way!

Shannon said...

What a really nice send off for you! The kindness of friends and strangers is excellent! Congratulations and enjoy the time off pre-baby :)

Jessica said...

I'm getting so excited...Gosh, you'd think I was more excited for your baby than mine (just kidding my baby)! Sleep lots and take r' easy.

Cindy said...

Hope you enjoy your free time now and dont go crazy counting down the days. That is super awesome of the bus lady giving you a present! Sometimes I cannot believe the generosity of strangers.