Monday, October 22, 2007

Flower power

This is my last week at work before I start my new job next week. My coworkers gave me these lovely orchids at my goodbye lunch, along with a generous parting gift. I am really touched. These past few weeks have been very bittersweet for me as I clean out my desk and goof off with people I've known for years. I am feeling simultaneously excited about the new gig, and sad at leaving the old one.

I am also contemplating what to reward myself for landing this job that comes with a nice raise. I like the practice of celebrating milestones with a treasured keepsake, marking all your hard work with something nice to remember the achievement. When I finished graduate school Mr HD gave me a beautiful diamond eternity ring (technically a combination wedding anniversary/graduation present, but the sentiments were the same). This time around, I'm thinking...a nice new purse? A silver fountain pen? Hmm...being the magpie that I am, I am (of course) gravitating towards another sparkly, shiny piece of jewelry!

8 comments:

Alissa said...

A nice new purse!!!
And I love the flowers.

Hazel Designs said...

Hahaha, I KNEW you would say that!!! And YOUR nice new purse is *very* nice!!!

Highmaintenancemom said...

Oh yeah, no question, go with a purse!!

Hazel Designs said...

HMM, YOUR purse is *very* nice, too!!!

Karmela said...

I of course vote for the antique ring. But being the enabler that I am, I say GET BOTH!

Hazel Designs said...

Heh, heh.

mom2amara said...

I'm with K, go for both!

Good luck on your last day of work :)

Hazel Designs said...

You two are so bad for me!