So yesterday and today were interesting. As you might remember, or not, I had my employee Christmas party yesterday. I mentioned yesterday that the weather has been really bad and the road conditions just awful. The snow kept falling from Friday early in the morning until midnight on Friday. Nonstop snowing plus poorly planned road clearing equals horrible driving conditions.
Anyway, I was determined to still go to the party yesterday, not knowing what everyone else was doing. It was about 15 or 20 miles from our house. I had to make the effort to come because my boss couldn’t cancel the reservation and food that had already been cooked, so I felt bad about leaving her high and dry.
K and I started out in my little Chevy Cruze and didn’t get to the party until almost an hour later. It should’ve taken us less than half an hour! The roads were just awful and very, very terrifying to drive in with a two-wheel drive car. I was very proud of my Cruze though, I slid very few times and any time I did it was so minor. If you are looking to get a new car, think about the Cruze. I have nothing but good experiences with it and just love it.
We got to the party and I was one of four employees that came out of 8! I felt so bad for my boss. She was sad not to see everyone, but was understanding because of the weather. She was really surprised to see me. I guess they weren’t expecting that I’d show up. She texted me to see if we were coming, but I was driving and couldn’t answer.
The dinner was awesome. We had prime rib, potatoes, corn, beans, an awesome salad bar, rolls, and great pie. I also had two gin and tonics, which is my go-to drink. K can’t stand them. Every year my boss gives out a company gift, along with our Christmas bonus. I love this year’s gift! Here it is:
It has the company logo on it, which I burred out 😉
We are saving the white elephant gift exchange for Monday at work since everyone wasn’t there.
After we ate, my boss invited us to her house, which we weren’t planning on doing because we were both tired and I have issues with going to other people’s homes. She looked so excited to have us over though that we went anyway. She only lives about 2 miles from the place we were at.
Her house is stunningly decorated and has a really, really cool bar in the basement. It was designed, by my boss, to look like an actual pub with the tin tiles on the ceiling and everything. It is something I would love to have in my own home someday. My boss’s husband convinced me to have a chocolate martini. I didn’t really want it, but all eyes were on me, so I drank it.
It was fun seeing my boss in another environment, even though I was leery about the whole situation. I am uncomfortable in other people’s homes and/or having people in my home. I have trouble trusting people with cleaning well enough, so that I don’t catch something. I can’t stand people coming to my house either. It is MY sanctuary and one of the few places in the world that I can control sanitation-wise.
K drove home because he was not feeling the effects of the 3 beers he drank earlier on. I was fine and wish I had driven because I’d rather be in control of the wheel in those driving conditions, but I let it slide, no pun intended.
We got home and went to bed after I drank 2 glasses of water and a cup of peppermint tea. I think it’s probably not a good sign when you drink that much liquid just before bed and don’t wake up to use the restroom in the middle of the night 🙂
This morning, of course, I woke up with a hangover. I didn’t even drink that much! I’m just not used to drinking and I drank liquor instead of beer or wine. Also, sertraline increases the effects of alcohol. I was feeling terrible all day, but tried to ignore how I was feeling and tried to go about as normal anyway.
I pushed myself to do a number of things. I went to the recycling center, cleaned the house a bit, cooked lunch, went Christmas shopping for a few people on my list, and then ran to Menard’s to pick up a toilet handle because ours broke. On the way there, I thought I was going to be sick, but thank god that didn’t happen.
I came home, read a bit out of the novel I’m reading, and then fell asleep with Chester for almost 3 hours and here I am. Chester is still sleeping 🙂
So sorry about the length of that, but I just had to share how action-packed the past two days have been. Surprisingly, I’m still alive and relatively healthy 🙂
Thanks for reading 🙂