my picture didn't turn out this well... plus I was driving... so I stole this.
I feel really good about this move. It's been so nice to be near my family. I'll my my niecephews like crazy- but I'm much closer this time so I can see them more often, and they're much more likely to come visit me here. I didn't mean to make friends, but I'll miss them. Darn you co-workers! Why did you have to be so awesome!? Not to mention the people I already loved and got to spend a little time with.
The last day at EIRMC was good. I cried a little. There was a running joke about my being a princess (hey, I was excited about the Royal Wedding... sheesh!) so my co-workers made me a paper plate crown to wear. They threw me a going away potluck lunch (amazing chicken salad- and best non-home baked cookies ever!) Then as friends trickled out after their shifts, I was left alone in the front admissions to cry in the dark. When I composed myself, I logged off for the last time and locked the door behind me. I loved working there. I can only pray that my new job will be half as good. I hit the lottery in awesome colleagues.
When I got home, I walked in to a surprise Luau. (blast it all! I didn't get pictures!!!!) I hadn't been treating this move like it was a very big deal- I'm not moving very far... but my family is either going to actually miss me- or they just needed a reason to party. :) but the house was all decked out. It was awesome. And we got to eat Hawaiian haystacks. [singing] Heaven!!!
Today I procrastinated as much as I possibly could, watching episodes of American Ninja Warrior (what? I have a friend on that show!) and I finally pulled out of town around 7 pm. I'm here now. I'm on my Aunt's computer until we can figure out a router and get wifi.
But I'm here.
And I think I will survive.
I start my new ward tomorrow.
Heaven help them.
They have a some big Piney Creek shoes to fill-
and they don't even know it.