Thursday, October 2, 2008

Quesadillas, Last day teaching...tear!

Today was an emotionally draining day. Work was crazy. Like I said yesterday, I have a major presentation tomorrow so there was a lot of run around today! After work, I went to the gym to teach my last class. A bundle of the instructors showed up to support me. I was immediately choked up when I walked in the room and saw these balloons from my amazing friend Jill sitting on the stage.

I gathered myself and thought I was fine until one of my favorite participants brought in these gorgeous flowers:


I gave her a HUGE hug and somehow still managed to keep it together. After a FABULOUS last class, some of the instructors took Josh and I out to a local outdoor bar for a few drinks (I had a miller lite). They gave me a card they all had signed and a gift certificate. When reading the card I finally lost it. There are SO many incredible instructors at the gym and I will really miss them all. We came home and I made up some black bean and corn quesadillas:





I am ready to sleep :) How was your Thursday?

15 comments:

Gina said...

the flowers are beautiful-- what a nice way to spend your last day teaching at this gym!
the quesadillas look DELICIOUS!
have a great night, erica!

Apples and Butter said...

Those quesadillas look great. There's nothing better for a quick weeknight meal!

HangryPants said...

Aw of course they will miss you! How sweet of them with the flowers and balloons!

MizFit said...

SO NICE....and so emotionally draining.

that stuff is far more depleting for me than the physical.

here's hoping you slept like the proverbial ROCK.

VeggieGirl said...

No doubt your day would be emotionally-draining - definitely a bittersweet moment!! Hang in there!!

Thursday was pretty good, but exhausting as always (with dance and classes and such); and I'm not feeling 100% :0(

HOPE YOUR FRIDAY IS FABULOUS!! :0)

Meghann said...

What a great send off for your last class. It shows how appreciated you are!
I was a wreck when I left my last job, they made my favorite dessert (strawberry shortcake) gave me a beautiful present and had a HUGE card wiht personal notes all over it. It made it so hard to leave, but it was the best thing I could do.

Melissa said...

AW!!!! :( How sweet, sad, awesome, etc that all must have been! Sad obviously, but great to know how loved you are!

Erin at caretoeat.net said...

HOW SWEET ARE YOUR COWORKERS?! And your participants! Awwh!

Esi said...

What a bittersweet night! The quesadillas look wonderful. I have been craving black bean quesadillas lately. Hope you have a good Friday!

chandra said...

Awe, I almost teared up reading about it!! I can't believe your moving so soon!! How exciting!!

Lori said...

How nice! It is so great that they showed their appreciation. I'm sure they will miss you. Hope the move goes well!

CDlover said...

Hope your move goes well...are you moving far? I just moved, but only 4 miles down the street, so it was pretty painless. :-) Good luck with everything!

BTW, YUMMY quesadillas!

Maria said...

What lovely flowers! You deserve them for sure! And your dinner looks great! I love a quick and easy meal.

Erica said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments :) What would I do without you?

eatingbender said...

Aw, those flowers and balloons are just lovely, Erica! Of course you will be missed - you are such a positive and bright spirit in the blogging world, so I can only imagine how you are in person!! Wherever you go, you will make people smile :o)

Yummy quesadillas, too!!