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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 3 - Sharing the Load

This morning I baked 18 chocolate cheesecake cupcakes and after reading Nikki's comment about showing great restraint, I started thinking... what's a measly 18 cupcakes, get on with it! So I made a couple of large pans of double ginger crackle cookies with lemon icing drizzled on top.

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Following the baking spree, I spent a few hours typing a summary of the information I needed to share with the new person in my job, and emailed it to her so she could look it over before I arrived. She also had questions for me.


It was good to see everyone since I hadn't seen them for a long time ~ a couple of weeks before Christmas. It was commonly agreed that they had been side-swiped by my decision to retire. It's important to add a little zing to life every so often, I say!


They were most appreciative of the goodies as they headed to their staff meeting, while I spent the next three hours reliving and sharing my workload with the new person at my desk. I was ready to retire all over again by this time (and I think she was too)!


Another step on the way to letting it all go...

4 comments:

  1. If that's being restrained then I'd like to know what you bake when you're not!
    I bet that they'll miss your goodies!
    Go on let it all go! Flighty xx

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  2. I have baked tables full of stuff some days and nights! Apparently they are a bit concerned about the lack of goodies that will be forthcoming! LOL. Yes, I'm on my way to letting it all go ... a few other bits and bobs to get rid of, and then I can fly south or somewhere!

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  3. There's nothing like writing down your job responsibilities for someone else to do to realize the enormity of your job. How nice that it isn't just for a vacation after which you get to resume your responsibilities!

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  4. Nikki - That is so true, and of course there are a million other things that I didn't mention! It takes a long time to accumulate a wealth of work knowledge, but I'm sure she'll manage fine. She knows where to find me in the meantime! And yes, so nice indeed that I can say so long to those responsibilities!

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