No pictures today, just a hurried post. Our work Christmas luncheon was fabulous yesterday. It started with appetizers in the lobby of our building - mostly sushi, shrimp, crab and lobster cocktails. Yummy. For the main course there were: rack of lamb, prime rib, Chilean Sea Bass, scallops and then salads, veggies, etc. And a dessert table filled with delicious, but evil, goodies!!
As I mentioned, my company donates heavily to the Make a Wish organization each year. We do this in honor of our clients (and instead of sending them gifts which many of them are prohibited from accepting). This year Piper, one of the recipients of our donation, and her Mom came to our celebration. What a story! With no warning Piper went into complete kidney failure just after her 1st birthday. She ended up on dialysis and then having a kidney transplant (from her Dad). She is now 3 and just the cutest ever. She was extremely shy (there were around 100 or so of us in the room), but she opened up a bit after Santa (our CFO) came in. She sat on his lap and he had some gifts for her. It was really a wonderful time and I don't think there was a dry eye in the room after listening to Piper's story.
We had a bunch of raffles and prizes, etc. Each year it seems to get a bit more and more. But it is a lot of fun. We all received the 2016 Swarovski Snowflake Ornament (we have been given these each year since 2002) and a gift check. Our CEO announced that in addition to having Friday and Monday off, we are closing at Noon on Thursday. Woo-Hoo!
I tried to behave myself and not eat too much...but I was still pretty full when I went to yoga last night. Luckily the scale showed a pound light this morning (I'm not even going to ask how that happened!!).
Gotta run - busy day wrapping up some things at work.