I left work at 11:30am today to attend an Avon meeting at noon (the first I've gone to in years.) The manager had called me last week and asked if I could come because they wanted to present me with a special certificate and recognize my 30 years with Avon. It doesn't seem like that long and things have certainly changed in 30 years. It used to be all orders were done with a paper purchase order, we had to use a #2 pencil to mark little bubbles next to each item we were ordering. Then when finished, we'd add our check to pay for the previous order and drop the order off at someone's house by a certain time every other Monday morning. Now it's all done on-line, including the payment part. And I've actually been in Pasadena at Bob's daughter's house, doing my Avon order on her computer, with the Pasadena Branch building just a couple miles away (that's where the orders for the west coast come from.) Then the following Saturday my order was delivered to my front porch. Amazing... compared to the old way. I'm also showing a picture of the beautiful Hamilton wall clock I chose as a gift. I don't have a clue where I'm going to hang it. I may have to do some re-arranging of pictures.
After the Avon meeting I went to a retirement party for one of the nurses that worked in my office. I wish I would have taken a picture of her alone but I didn't. Her name is Connie and she's a wonderful lady. She is a former Army nurse, serving twice in Viet Nam. Then she spent many years as an Emergency Room nurse before coming into the Call Center as a Telephone Advice Nurse. There were lots of her old nurse buddies and other friends there. It was a nice party. The end of August she is moving to Ohio, as she has a son and other relatives there. She promises to stay on AOL, so hopefully once she gets settled I can still IM with her.
I'm including 2 pictures of my work station, one of them I may have posted before. But the second one is a picture I took today since I had my camera with me.
Well, Wednesday is my last day to work until August 22nd. Yikes, stripes !! The time is drawing nigh. I got another Memory Card for my camera today and some Dramamine (just in case). So I now have everything I need. Just have to do some laundry and then a little ironing and Friday morning, I'll pack my clothes & make up and I'll be ready to go. Oh ya, I have to drop little Gabi off at the Cat Hotel. That will be hard to do but I know she'll be fine.
Well, I must close for tonight, so until next time.......Linda