Friday, December 15, 2017
I found this little gutter angel on one of my walks with Olga last weekend. Looks like someone's holiday school project got lost!
Yesterday was our school faculty and staff party. We cleared out the library at 3:30 and the catering staff brought in wine, beer, mulled wine, and cheeses. Several servers walked among us with hors d'oeuvres, and for a couple of hours we all mingled and talked. (Well, I did -- Dave bailed on the party and went home early.) There was a faculty/staff singing group, but I didn't join them this year -- at least not formally, though I did my part when it came time for audience singing. Even on "Frosty the Snowman," which has to be one of the lamest Christmas songs ever.
After work I stopped at the store and bought wine for my library coworkers. In past years I haven't given them anything and I often get cards or little gifts from them, so this year I figured I'd better pony up. I stopped at Sainsbury's because I wanted a specific red zinfandel I'd bought there in the past, but I couldn't find it -- and then I began wondering if maybe it actually came from Waitrose. Oh well. I just bought what was available!