Holidays are the time for parties. That may be one down side of being retired: I won't be invited to the office party. It's going to be really rough missing the opportunity to watch co-workers over-indulge and make fools of them selves. Over the years it's been my privilege to attend many such celebrations, some of them in the office, some at restaurants, and some at the homes of employees who were foolish enough to risk lawsuits by inviting co-workers to party at their homes.
One in particular which comes to mind was many years ago when I was a divorced Mom, working as a sales rep. (I won't mention the company name -- gotta' protect the guilty! ) The whole gang went out for pizza and beer at lunch time at a restaurant across the street from a mall. Our sales manager was picking up the tab, so we all chowed down, and the pitchers of Bud were plentiful. We shared tales of bizarre experiences on the road, our successes and our failures, and kept emptying those pitchers.
By the time we decided to go our separate ways, I have to admit I was thoroughly buzzed. It was payday and Christmas was just 3 days away, and I had yet to do my shopping. I managed somehow to get my happy self across ther street to ther mall, and proceeded to spend nearly all of my paycheck on toys for my boys. (note for future reference: not a good idea to go shopping when "feeling the holiday spirits!") The boys had the most amazing Christmas that year, and probably don't even remember that we had to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches until the next payday!
And now a reminder:
Saturday is the day of the drawing for the winner of the Men of York calendar. If you missed the post with the details on that, click here. Also, if you don't want to leave it to chance and really want this calendar for yourself or to give as a gift, the instructions for ordering one are here. Just leave a comment saying you want to be in the drawing.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day.