I turned over the last trappings of corporate America today -- my secure token, my laptop, my badge, my parking garage hang tag...It feels good, but also kind of strange. I've never not been working before...yeah, I know, I'll still be working, but I won't have an office that I go to or anything like that. I'll be accountable to no one but myself (what kind of taskmaster will I make, I wonder?).
Right now it just seems kind of like going on vacation, especially since I'll be leaving on that cruise on Saturday. It probably won't really hit me until January when the holidays are over and things will be "back to normal" or as normal as they'll ever be. I will definitely have to get myself onto a schedule so I don't wind up sleeping late or taking naps all day. ;-)
Besides the giant frog that the team gave me, the other managers all chipped in and got me a $100 gift certificate to the mall and a monstrously huge unabridged dictionary (to aid me in my writing career). It was really nice. I really didn't expect any of that. Other people are leaving, but I guess because I'm leaving on purpose as opposed to being shown the door, it's a little different. It makes me feel a little guilty though.
Tony is in Chicago. He left this morning to take part in their first annual Laser Tag team building exercise and to do the end of the year wrap up stuff. Still haven't heard about the job in Kentucky, other than her sending him a quick email that they "haven't forgotten him, but they've been real busy." ARGH. I don't know if it is a good sign or a bad one.
He won't be back until late on Friday and then I'm off on a cruise on Saturday. I get back on Thursday and then he might be going to New York for a one day trip to talk to S&P about some big project. Crazy time of year this is.
Well, I need to clean the house to get ready for Auntie Anna and Mom coming in. Everything's a wreck right now.