Wednesday, April 05, 2006

work buds



i had lunch with my work buds today ... the woman who is the very heart of our office is retiring this friday ... i blogged about my work buds here and here ...

i am so happy that my gal pal is able to retire while still in her 50's ... to have time to enjoy the grandkids, her garden and travel ... but boy oh boy, am i ever going to miss her! it will not be the same office at all ...

*gulp* ... i go back to work on the 24th ... i usually really look forward to it ... but!! ... this year - hmmmm, i don't know? i guess i will just have to wait and see how it all works out ...

i work with mostly men ... and the 2 other girls in the office ... we were such a close knit group of 3 ... we worked so well together ... now the 3 musketeers will only be 2 ... with a new member standing in the side-lines, yet to be announced ...

2006 has ushered in major changes in my little world ... first our cute rental place ... and now a new work environment ...

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

~Anatole France

7 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

Oh my what a powerful quote..there's truth in that one, but thankfully time eases the growing pains if thats what they are. Sorry to hear you will be losing a friend/co-worker...I'm sure as can be she will miss you too! I'm getting sleepier by the minute so I'll say goodnight..smile

Elizabeth said...

You are so right about the changes in life! I liked the quote too!

Blessings as you begin to work again...and I so hope the next to come will also become a good friend to you!

Saija said...

maggie ann ... such a true quote too, isn't it? a season of change for me ...

elizabeth ... that's what i was thinking too, about the new person coming in ... hopefully she is a friend i just haven't met yet!

Mindy said...

Ahh change..will be praying for you regarding these changes this year....and your quote is so true...your writing is very powerful, after visiting I find myself pondering what you have written...thank you for sharing your gifts with us! Blessings to you!! xo

Feathers said...

It seems like one of your family members left, when you are that close in the work environment. Maybe the new person will work out great, I will keep my fingers crossed for you :)

jettybetty said...

Change is so hard for me--but I am thankful God never changes. He keeps me anchored many days.

Saija said...

mindy ... yes change happens to all of us, ALL the time ... i guess it's the spice of life! blessings backatcha! :o)

feathers ... it does seem like a family member left ... i've been at this same office for 12 years and have said my share of good byes to others - but this lady who leaves the office today, is such a sweetheart ... i will miss her LOTS! makes me wonder if maybe i should retire too? hey there's an idea!

JB ... amen to that ... we know that fickle emotions or our very real aging does not affect our God ... He is my anchor too ... :o)