This week has been full of dinners. Wednesday night a guy at Press, Ganey invited us to go out to dinner with a new employee and his wife. They are moving here from the LA area and are members of our church. We went to Hana Yori. It's a Japanese Steakhouse. They make the food right in front of you. It's pretty cool. Mickey and I had a good time. We had been to a place like this when we visited Colorado several years ago.
Thursday night I did a dinner for all the women at church. I planned and organized the entire thing with a little help. It was a kick off to Christmas. We had Chicken Parmesan, salad, rolls, and pie and a chocolate mint cookie for dessert. There was also an ornament exchange and a little musical program. It went well. I had men work in the kitchen so all the women could attend. I ended up having more help then I ever imagined. Thanks to everyone who pitched in. I was supposed to sing a song that night with a group but had lost my voice during the day. (It had been on it's way out for a couple days already.) I called someone and luckily she could fill in for me. Usually when I have a big event to do I get really tense and stressed out. This time was so different. I didn't have muscle spasms and once I got the tablecloths (they were missing for a while) I didn't care how it turned out, I knew it would fall into place. I think everyone enjoyed themselves. There was more time for chatting since the pasta got started a little late. Oh well, most people weren't on a tight schedule.
And tonight Mickey and I had another dinner. The Press, Ganey Holiday party. It was nice to get dressed up and go out with Mickey. This dinner has been better in the past. The food was so so and cold. There were fireworks out over the river, blowing in the wind. Very cool. Did I mention this was at the Century Center? There was live music which was pretty good but neither of us felt like dancing. Around 9:30 we decided to leave. The music was too loud and you had to yell to talk to someone. We had a very icy drive home. It had snowed during the day and was mainly sticking to the cement. Yikes. Here is a picture of us all dressed up.