Things got a little more complicated when the retirement only lasted one week. The company decided they needed him back, so the retiree is now collecting severance AND is employed on a part-time basis. (Are you confused yet? He is!!!!)
Regardless, the party MUST go on. (Who needs a reason to party anyway???)
Gary loves his trips, especially ones that involve surf and sand as well as his family and good friends, so I decided to honor his retirement with a beach theme.
Thanks to My Cookie Friend, Diane, for her inspirational brush-embroidered wave cookies http://mycookiefriend.blogspot.com/2012/12/merry-beachmas.html. Diane's design includes beautiful shells, but what the heck . . . I didn't have time to add that detail. No one, except those who visit Diane's blog, will know that they are missing!
Happy "kind of", "sort of", "short-lived", "pretend" "practice" retirement, Gary!
After retirement . . . Life's a Beach!