At last I can share some photos from my retirement party last week; but when you think about it, a lot of photos of a bunch of people you don't know can be boring as heck. So I'm showing my cake - isn't it great? It was made by my team leader but the amazing thing is, I had no idea she was making the cake - and my clothing that day just happened to match it! The star in the middle is made of icing, but the 6 strips (sashing!) around the center star are edible paper.
My team members provided all the food except for one dessert:
I opened the top and what did I see...
One of the cooks in the cafeteria, whom everybody calls "Ma-ma," is actually a culinary chef and she can make all kinds of fancy desserts. Her talent is wasted there, but that's another story. Anyway, she makes peach cobbler about twice a week and she knows I like it, so she made not one but TWO of these for my party. woot woot!!
I brought some of it home with me - on a plate, on the Metro - and it didn't even spill! Come to think of it, I divided it into four 1-cup containers and I still have 3 in the fridge... time to toss em out.
The other photos I would have shown are of me receiving my plaque, U.S. flag and letter, but I've shown those already - you don't need to see me grinning while they're being presented.
My team members put a lot of thought and effort into the party and I truly appreciate it. I'm glad to be retired, though! ;o)
Sew forth and sew on til later