|Mengzhao and Ivy|
|Waiting in the sunshine|
So, what do you do? We called around to other restaurants in the area, but everyone had an equally long wait, and several said the wait time was up to 2 hours! I guess we should have known better, on the Friday before Christmas.
Anyway, we decided to just hunker down and wait.
Despite the wait, everyone was in a good mood. We had such fun together! I love these good women. They really make the work week a pleasant one.
We had drawn names for "Secret Santa" gifts, so there was some anticipation about who had gotten whose name!
|(L-R) Nikita, Sabrina and Tiffany|
I had drawn Tiffany's name. She's the daughter of one of our company principals. I had fun shopping for her and trying to come up with an interesting and fun gift.
|There were lots of big bags full of presents!|
|Nikita and Sabrina watch as Barbara unwraps her gift|
|and finally, Mengzhao's turn!|
|Others in the restaurant looked on us with longing. I know they wished they were a part of our group too!|
|Veronica and Carmen|
|Sabrina is very funny|
|Sabrina wearing her new knit kitty cap!|
Because I could.
|Zuppa Toscana - my favorite!|
Even though it was a beautiful Southern California day, and not blustery or cold, the pasta, salad, and hot soup tasted really good.
I'm grateful for such a great bunch of coworkers.