Monday, March 7, 2011

When the cat’s away the mice…

trash decorate the cat’s office!

I quietly slipped out of town last week to celebrate my mid-century mark birthday in Tennessee.  I naively thought it could pass without much fanfare.  Knowing the guys I work with, I should have known better.

This is what I saw when I opened my office door this morning. 


Part of the mess is just the paperwork & mail that stacks up while one is gone but the rest of the mess are jabs gifts from my co-workers.

There was cake that my boss made himself.  How many bosses do that?

and 50 of all kinds of things…tea bags, paper clips, Qtips(for cleaning all the wrinkles-nice, huh?), pennies, Hershey’s Hugs, Ghirardelli chocolates, Dove chocolates, Tootsie Pops, a 50 page notepad so I don’t forget things, computer CD’s & cases, quilting pins, coupons for 50 free manicures in our Cosmetology Department(yea!) and even 50 rolls of toilet paper.

Little did they know how timely this is as I’m on a liquid diet today for a fun little test tomorrow.

And of course, 50 balloons all over my floor!  Too bad the Grands didn’t stop by today, they would have had a riot with all of them.
P3050002I work with some crazy people who are truly like family.  I never had any brothers but I now have a hallway full of them!


  1. Well, Happy Birthday to YOU!!! I love what all your co-workers did for you. That is so neat!!! I got you beat....I am 56!!!! It just keeps getting better and better!!!!

  2. Awwwww! 50 manicures--I'm so jealous! (Liquid diet for a yucky test...not so much ;))

  3. Happy Belated Birthday! 50 manicures! Whoot!

  4. Isn't it wonderful to be loved? I think it is absolutely great and what fun! Enjoy and celebrate as long as you can. Blessings!

  5. You are loved, Lori girl! Your test tomorrow won't be that bad, if it's what I'm thinking. (done it)

  6. What awesome co-workers you have. You know the grandkids mark special days at school, like bringing 100 of something, but I never thought about applying it to someone's birthday.
    Good luck on your testing tomorrow, trust me the prep is worse than the test.

  7. Such a fun surprise. Love the 50 manicure gift. Happy Happy Birthday. Blessings, SusanD

  8. What fun! A belated Happy Birthday to you, you kid you!

  9. Happy Birthday KID! If you have to have one, it's nice to have such a fun birthday. I'm glad you get along so great with your coworkers.
    Hope test goes well!

  10. Ha! I love the 50 items!! And so happy you had a great welcome back with all the balloons. :)