My last day of work!

What an emotional day I’ve had today – my last day of working at Yukon College. I am now officially retired!

Photo: this is it! my last day at work...

People popped in all day to say hello and goodbye, and every time I left my office, I would return to find another card or gift or kind wish waiting for me.

In the afternoon, there was a staff party – a retirement tea in my honour. Wow – it was really something to sit and listen as person after person got up to tell a story about me. I was overwhelmed by the kind and wonderful things people said. A few of us cried.

There were lots of speeches, lots of hugs, lots of cake. I had so much fun and it was fun to see so many people from all across the college having a chance to visit and re-connect with each other.

I have truly LOVED my time at Yukon College. I’ve loved my job every day for 10 years. That’s saying a lot. 🙂

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Walking away at the very end was hard. I sat in my car and had a good boo hoo. Thank you, Yukon College, for 10 wonderful years.

 

 

Tomorrow will be a busy day preparing for my long drive South.

quilts for four seasons

Today is Yukon Day at the Canadian Quilter’s Connect Blogathon which is hosted by Sew Sisters. Thank you Dee (our Yukon host) for inviting me to participate!

For my entry in the blogathon, I thought I’d give you a little seasonal quilt tour!

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winter

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spring

105

summer

047

fall

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winter

038 (2)

spring

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summer

017 (4)

fall

…around and around it goes. catch it if you can!

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The Mills Brothers

Doing my part to put a little swing on your back porch this chilly Wednesday evening!