Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!


The picture above shows the way we are feeling at my workplace. You may remember this post I did about the state survey we had. Well - we had our follow up survey and were cleared of any problems. We have learned what to do with banana peels and how many napkins a person needs! Needless to say, we are all very happy to be done for another year. Our inspector this time was very thorough but also very pleasant which was wonderful! After she gave her report she actually came out and told the staff that this was a good place and we were doing a good job. And that is why we are doing the happy dance!

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You may also remember this post in which I asked for your help in what to do with my Dining room wall. The picture above is the one I asked for help with. Below is the same grouping after I followed your advice. Thanks for your help. I like the final outcome!






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26 comments:

Laura said...

Very cute! The branches turned out very cute in that vase. We'll work on getting you your big bundle of them... :)

Andrew Bruins said...

HOORAY!!! I am so happy for you. That's amazing that a state inspector was pleasent. The shelfs look very nice too.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

So glad that you are finally done with the inspectors for the year. Maybe there is money to be made in doing seminars on what to do with banana peels and how many napkins to give out. That was really just so crazy.

LOVE how the wall turned out!

~ Kayren

ROXY said...

Shelves look GREAT!! Wow a pleasant state inspector??? What a great concept;) Congrats!!

Linda said...

So glad to hear about the good news from work...I get so sick at work hearing, "you know state could come in here anytime..."

I love the new grouping on your dining room wall. You did a great job!

Kathy_in_Colorado said...

Hooray for the inspection! The arrangements look great. Like the tall branchs

Demara said...

I too am doing a jig with you. Horray! For passing the inspection!!!

And

I love the balance in what you created on your wall!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Congratulations you all deserve the kudos! The wall looks great too!

Nate and Brenda said...

The wall looks great!!! So happy that every turned out great where you work!! That is amazing that you found one nice person from the state!!!

Chelle' said...

I remember the first inspection... so glad to hear you are through with everything for another year and moreso that you passed with flying colors. That's wonderful.

I LOVE the wall. I missed the first post where you asked for help. I wouldn't have been any help however. I have NO interior design skills whatsoever. You did a great job!! And the branches make a huge difference.

On a personal note.. I have the same clock. It's in my living room. I got it at Target. Unfortunately, it fell the first day I put it up and the glass shattered. I still have it on the wall without the glass... funny huh?

Cheri said...

Love the vase- it turned out so good.
SOOOOOOO happy for you at work- finally a little relief over there!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

that's great news! love the wall, too!

photomama said...

so glad worries are over for a year and you can relax.
I love your final grouping on the wall. The vase is super cute.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Congrats on the inspection stuff!!!

I love your wall grouping. We need to repaint and I want to do something similar. It looks very warm and inviting.

Pat said...

After all that you went through with the inspections, there is nothing like the feeling of getting the big OK! Congrats to you and everyone you work with.
Love the new arrangement, isn't it something how just a tiny bit of tweaking can make it "just right"? It's usually that tiny bit of tweaking I drive my self nuts over!

Deb said...

Love THE PICTURE!! LIKE I TOLD NANCY, DON'T EVER FORGET YOU GUY'S ARE THE BEST!! WE HAD A HARD VISIT FROM STATE ALSO. SO GLAD YOU GUYS WERE CLEARED FROM THE ANGEL THE LORD SENT:)

Cherdecor said...

Hallelujah and pass the bananas! I bet even the elderly were glad to see the inspectors all gone now. Now you can get back to serving and doing your job!

I really like the way your wall grouping turned out! It is really pretty!

Anonymous said...

So what do you do with banana peels and what amount of napkins is acceptable? I like the wall arrangemnt.Just that little addition of the twiggs makes a difference.Nice!Take care,Patty

I'm Sadie said...

The wall looks great! You did an amazing job! Yeah for being able to do a happy dance! Good job!

Jenny said...

Mari, that is so wonderful about your facility getting a "clean bill of health." I'm sure you deserved it and I know you're proud and grateful. And your wall looks absolutely splendid! I love that tall twiggy stuff. Good job, luv.

Nancy said...

The wall looks great I like the new look.
I'm doing the happy dance right along with ya.

Musicaljean said...

That happy dance picture is so hilarious! My sister Doris, who is Activities Director at a retirement home is facing inspection this month in addition to many other things going on in her life (including her husband being laid off from work). I hope she'll be doing that happy dance a month from now.

Rebekah said...

Doing a happy dance for you. So nice to hear, especially in your line of work, someone say you're doing a great job.

And I love the final look.

Cathy said...

I'm very happy you and Nancy got a good report at work and that it is all over. :o)

Anonymous said...

Great job!!!I knew you and Nancy could do it. I am sorry that I missed it. Keep the faith. I am. Pat

Shelly said...

I like the new look! What a difference a little change can make.

Also, great about State!