Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I Am Celebrating!

It's the Last Day of School ~ a red letter day on my calendar. Let the vacation begin! That's what I love best about my job: all the beginnings and endings. At the start of every new school year, I feel the same anticipation as the kids do. And on the last day of school in June, I am filled with such excitement and joy at the thought of all those summer days stretching ahead. Ahhhh.

I got home shortly after noon and it was pouring with rain. Drat! I was supposed to sit on my neighbours' deck all afternoon and drink margaritas with them. Ya know, to celebrate.

Now I see the sun has come out; the clouds may just blow away and we'll have a lovely afternoon. Out on the deck. With margaritas. And a barbeque later. (Fingers crossed.)

Okay... onto my little giveaway. And it was pretty little. Next time I'll have a prize that will appeal to everyone... well, more people, at least..

I used the random number generator and it said:

The picture is kind of fuzzy (you can click on it)... it says #13.

I went down the list of comments, took out the ones that asked not to be entered (but still very sweetly wanted to leave me a comment ~ thanks!) and the winner is:

Bobbi Jo who said:
That is WAY cute!! Great tutorial also.
Your name is one of my all time favorites Rachel.
Every Rachel I have known in my life has been a wonderful person.
I am loving your blog!
Hugs, Bobbi Jo
Isn't that nice! I will be sending you an email, Bobbi Jo, to get your address. I hope you enjoy the purse.
I'm going to check and see if my good neighbour has the blender going yet. Have a great day, folks!


Pat said...

Congratulations to Bobbi Jo. That is a sweet little purse for someone! Enjoy Day # 1 of your vacation tomorrow, Rachel.

Julia said...

I taught for 33 years and I knnow exactly how you feel. I retired after 32 and stayed out one year. Then, for some reason, I went back part time. Not again. When I was finished this year I really felt finished!

Kaye said...

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy

Unknown said...

congrats to bobbi jo.......save me a drink..

Unknown said...

mmmmmmm margaritas.....wish we could enjoy one together. Congrats on the red letter day my friend. :)

Stacy said...

Happy celebrating! Hope the weather dried up and you were able to have a few drinks and BBQ. Must be sooo nice having the summer off. Well, kind-of off. I know you have a class starting soon.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

congrats on the end of another school year!

hope the margaritas were good!!!

Patty said...

Welcome to the summer! Enjoy your time off.Hope you were able to squeeze in those margarias:)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Congrats to your winner. And congrats to you on the last day of school. So did you sit out on the deck and have your margaritas?? Did ya??

Barb said...

When does school start up for you again? Hope you have a good time off.