At my party on Wednesday I wanted to give away a small wall hanging as a door prize and boy did I mess it up! Earlier that morning I chose a winner by the Excel random number thingy, and at the party everybody chose a number from an envelope. Well, guess which number was the winner - #9!! And guess what yours truly didn't think of doing to the numbers?? That's right, I didn't place a tiny little underscore beneath the 6 and the 9, so you can guess what happened... two people jumped straight up in the air and yelled "I won! I won!" yikes.
On a sad note, just as I was leaving
Also at my party Wednesday I was given the three "official retiree" things:
(1) a flag with it's "flight certificate" - mine was flown over the U.S. Capitol on March 31, 2011! (It would have been nicer if they'd gotten my name in the right order, though.) What were you doing on March 31, as my flag was being flown?
(2) a congratulatory letter from Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen. hmmm... same deal with the name.
Not to seem ungrateful, but I mentioned it to my [former] team leader (who so graciously arranged my retirement party!) and she offered to get it corrected. I said "... well... since you're going to have it redone anyway, can you get it signed by Eleanor Holmes Norton? Since I live in the District?"
(3) My third retiree thing was this beautiful plaque!
isn't that beautiful?
And last but not least, Renea granted me a new CEO position...
which I will take up immediately!
Well, today I go to the Quilters Unlimited show at Dulles - I hope to run into Wendy and Penny! I plan to leave home around 8:30, oh how I hate driving I-66 (it's no kick, believe me).
Sew forth and sew on til later...