another week, another set of experiences.
this week was as busy as one could be. each night i had things to do – including taking time to be with my coworkers for the annual company dinner. we enjoyed a delicious meal at jr’s stockyard inn, which was beautifully decorated. i had a lot of fun catching up with all the remote employees who come into town for this dinner.
the best part of this time of the year are all the beautiful lights. i went to reston town center to grab some drinks with my friends and i was just stunned by how the trees looked. i wish this kind of lighting was year-round.
at the bar i got my usual, an amaretto sour. they decorated it with a cute dragonfly on the foam. i really enjoyed it! i may have drank a little too much, but it was a fun time. the tacos here are especially excellent – i recommend the portabello.
this week also brought mail! i got a christmas card from my friend who is all the way in ohio. i was really excited to get this, and loved the note on the inside. then, another friend of mine had a little vacation in orlando and she sent me a postcard. it’s always great to get things in the mail that aren’t bills.
friday was the most stressful work day of the year – it was our annual holiday party. i’m in charge of the event and it’s always a monster to plan. luckily, this is my third go-around so i felt a lot more prepared than years past. the venue turned out absolutely beautiful, and honestly everything was breathtaking.
i got all dressed up, so of course i took some pictures. unfortunately, since my dress was a bit snug i couldn’t eat as much delicious food as i had wanted. but at least i felt fabulous!
one of the executives held an after party at his house. i was utterly exhausted, but i decided to come by for a bit to wind down. the party was so much fun, and i got to play some billiards. i did leave at a reasonable hour, while the party was in full swing.
part of the reason i wanted to be a bit more responsible was because i participated in my first volleyball tournament on saturday! we definitely did not win, since our team was more casual, but we had a lot of fun! i was able to practice a lot and get better at my setting.
sunday was spent winding down, which i’m glad. i needed it. this week will hopefully be a little more low key than the last.
did you all have a good week? ❤