Saturday, November 20, 2010
We got a late start today and didn't leave the house until afternoon. Hubby and I went to Fantastic Sam's for haircuts. (Mine is a little shorter than I wanted but after I washed it and blowdried it, I was pretty happy with it. I got some conditioner there to help with rinsing the chlorine out from all the swimming I do (I swim about 30 minutes 5-6 times a week).
We then went grocery shopping at our Super Target and got some great bargains.
Late afternoon we went to the gym and I swam and whirlpooled. Then went home and I had a great dinner of shrimp cooked in curry paste, ginger paste on asian egg noodles.
I faithfully counted all my calories today and stayed within my range....!!!!
Someone wanted me to report about my lunch yesterday at work for my 20th anniversary with the company. There were over 100 people who had 20, 25, 30 and even 35 years of service (recipients just this year in our building where about 1500 employees work). The lunch was a formal meal with waiters and waitresses dressed in traditional black and white outfits, white linen tableclothes, floral arangements on each table and mini candles all over the tables. I couldn't find the sweetener packets and they were all hidden inside the covered sugar bowls (which gave me a little laugh). The meal started with an awesome salad of spring greens, etc with a light creamy dressing. There was nice bread passed which I passed on. The main course was a choice of a rigatoni or chicken breast. I chose the chicken breast and it must have been a double breast as I couldn't finish it. It was topped with a creamy lightly citrus (lemon or orange) sauce with fresh green beans and small boiled potatoes with red skins on. Dessert was a bit disappointing as there was no chocolate....it was two crepes rolled up with some sort of cream chese mixture topped with a drizzle of caramel sauce and there were some baked apple pieces and currants on the plate, also.
It was a nice party and I got paid for an extra 1-1/2 hours of lunch time yesterday. The new head of our department stopped by our table and made small talk and actually seemed interested where I had spent my 20 years with the company. (I have worked for 3 different departments over the years.) It was a nice party. A few people quietly noted that they were disappointed the company had done away with the nice gift cards they used to give with these anniversaries a few years ago. I just reminded myself of all the other perks I get like generous time off and excellent health insurance and life insurance options. I also am grateful the company has an excellent HR department and has a no nonsense policy of mutual respect among the employees which I have heard is a major problem at some other companies.