Friday, May 23, 2008

Leave of Absence

Yesterday was my first day of my LOA from work at Melaleuca. Perfect timing too...it was getting very difficult to be at work 40 hours a week with everything from my shoulders down hurting. Now I can rest more, walk outside more and get tons of things done before Kristie's born. Wednesday was my last day at Melaleuca (for three months but possibly for good) and it was a good one! First thing a bunch of the supervisors took me to breakfast (where I had stuffed french toast topped with strawberries...mmmmm.) Later was the supervisor development meeting that they invited me to. It was a potluck day with tons of food for lunch - yum - then they had a moment where the manager Kevin got up and thanked me for everything I've done. Then they brought out one of those diaper cakes that Des made with a couple cute outfits! How sweet! Then, they brought out my favorite...chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream cake from Dairy Queen!! It said "Congratulations Candace" on it. Later I was given a huge card that they passed around and signed. I feel so lucky to have worked with such awesome people. I really am going to miss being the receptionist and doing work for HR and management. It was a really rewarding position - something that fits me perfectly, something I can actually do well. When Jason picked me up, there were flowers in my seat! Purple mums...how cute of him!

Here's a list of things I want to do while on LOA:
-Practice Piano
-Walk Everyday
-Nap
-Sew
-Teach myself to crochet
-Learn sign language for babies/toddlers
-Learn to scrapbook
-Add a couple cute decorations to Kristie's room
-Deep clean the apartment
-Read

The diaper cake (sooo cute!) and the big card. (And the flowers from Jason!!)

4 comments:

Kali said...

Good luck getting all that done during your LOA. Don't get your hopes up too much, though; I find that I never get as much done as I plan when I have time off. AND on top of that, Kristie will be here soon, and that'll take up a lot of time. But how nice to have time off! Enjoy!!

kira lee said...

that is the cutest cake ever! congrats! hope you get everything done you want to!

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Mackenzie said...

My list of things to do while on leave pales in comparison to yours:

1) Have baby
2) Learn to feed baby
3) Learn to change baby
4) Learn to clothe baby
5) Learn to bathe baby
6) Learn to properly install baby in carseat
7) Teach baby to sleep

Hope all is going well! Enjoy your time off!