Our Thanksgiving lunch at work yesterday was awesome as always. I was not able to get pictures of the food – sorry! But I will tell you, there was a ton of it: cheese platters, olive platters, fresh breads, turkey, ham, short ribs (amazing), lasagna, lots of roasted root veggies, fresh green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. I did stay away from the dessert tables, but I heard there was pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie, apple pie. So. Much. Food.
Everyone got a gift card and a HUGE caramel apple – mine is a milk chocolate toffee walnut caramel apple. What? I read the back of the box. One apple = 1,200 calories! And, I won (we always raffle them off) one of the centerpieces. Gorgeous.
We were also told that the office is closing at 1 this Friday (just because) and at 1 next Wednesday. I don’t think I’ll work Wednesday anyway, but it’s so nice that they do these perks for us. A number of people stood up and mentioned things they were thankful for which was really nice too.
My company makes a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation every year at the holidays…we do this instead of giving gifts to clients. The plan this year is to have one of the kids join us for our Christmas celebration (which I think will be 12/13).
I've said it before - I really am lucky to work where I do. Upper management - everyone - is truly amazing and inspiring.