It’s safe to say I like the people I work with :).
Friday evening, my department got together at Foodscapes for a Christmas party/dinner. It was tons of fun, especially since my bud Jamie who moved to West Virginia earlier this year came down to visit and attend (AND made amazing homemade peppermint bark candy for everyone!).
Foodscapes is a really neat restaurant in Lake City- it advertises itself as a “Fly In” restaurant because it’s beside an airport where people with small private planes fly into. They serve locally grown and organic foods, and all their dishes are made from that. The menu has a wide variety, with most things being healthy and also vegetarian friendly- which definitely influenced our decision to have a Christmas Party there. The owners also put together a nice menu for us, complete with appetizers and desserts, and everyone really enjoyed it :).
The restaurant also had really cool, funny signs on the walls, so it was a very entertaining place to eat.
I had a garden salad with cranberry vinaigrette dressing, a ratatouille dish that had onions, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes in an olive oil based sauce, over pasta. We also had bread with pimento cheese and dipping oil to start the meal, and we had a platter of tiny desserts to end it. I thought that was cool because everyone could try 2-3 desserts without having to share them around the table or order and pay for so many desserts.
Oh, and my handsome husband really loved it too :). After putting up with my crazy old lady driving for 35 minutes to get to the restaurant, he really enjoyed his roast beef dish.
On Saturday morning, I got up bright and early and went for a four mile run with a few other ACSers. A couple of the guys and I ended up running four miles on the Florence Rail Trail (you could run as little or as long as you wanted), so it was a nice way to work off the yummies from Friday night and get a relaxing run in. Running with others has a different feel than working out alone. I’m definitely not as hard on myself- it’s more about the camaraderie than hitting a specific pace or time, and I kinda like that.
Speaking of work, I’m about to get started with some. I have to get a wisdom tooth pulled tomorrow, so I’m pretty anxious about that AND being out at such a crazy time of the the month (with both software releases and e-mail newsletters going out). We have a big software release going out this week with some tax changes, so I’m hoping everything goes well. I’ll be spending today making sure we have our proverbial “ducks in a row” for everything.
Q1.) Is eating locally important to you? Or would you rather go to a chain restaurant for consistency?
Eating locally is definitely important for us :). We don’t really care for many chain restaurants at all, and hole-in-the-wall places are always the best.
Q2.) Do you have a busy week? Finals? Work? Getting ready for Christmas?
Oh yes! Lots going on this week, but also lots of hardcore resting after getting this tooth out. Netflix Christmas Queue, here I come.