Lisa's last day at work today. She gave me a star-shaped pin:
This Little Star
Is for you to wear
To remind you that
I will always care!

If you are ever feeling lonely
Or a little blue
Look up to the stars
And know
I am thinking of you!

It was really sweet and most thoughtful of her. I know she enjoyed working for me, but it was time for change in her life. I bid her well in her new job. I gave her a nice bunch of minature roses today.

These have been very trying days for me: the two people I most depend on are gone.