Here is the indoor Winter Garden as they called it. Just beautiful. I would love to be the person that plans and decorates the house. But not on a ladder. lol
This was a tree in the main banquet hall which was a ball room of sorts. The table in the room was very long. I didn't get a pic of it. The tree is what drew our breath coming into the room. And it is purposely placed to do that.
This was, I believe, also in the main banquet hall.
You will have to forgive me, b/c I cannot and will not be able to recall what all the rooms were called. But this was a more informal dining area. And one that I liked very much. It's more cozy and personal.
The ceilings were amazing pieces of art.
The lighting not so good always through the house but they try to keep it true to the period. So it would be much as it was then. Here was a place setting.
There were trees all through the house. Just beautiful.
Yesterday was Monday, and of course since I was off Friday, then most of the morning was playing catch up with email needs and voice mails and paperwork. I had a lot of things to follow up on and some decisions to make, after making a few phone calls for info and advice. I followed up on the service awards and proofed them and so they (the awards) are finally being engraved. I had several walk in's in the afternoon, and GM's during the day asking questions or answering questions from me. It was a good day. Not so aggravating. My heart wanted to be home and play in the Christmas gifts and begin wrapping and doing laundry.
At lunch I went to Wendy's drive through and got a taco salad and drove back to my desk and tallied up my receipts did the following:
1) Let George know the tip amounts left b/c he records my debit purchase from on line with the bank each day. But he can't see the tip to get the final total.
2) Figured out who was left to buy for and sent that list to George so we can both be brain storming.
But I did not get to record them on the Christmas app that I have. Maybe I can do that with today's lunch. lol Oh the Wendy's taco salad is back. But, I don't eat it as it is intended. I put dressing on the lettuce and cheese and eat it like a salad. I crunch some of the tortilla chips up and eat the chili with it. And take some of the chips and eat it like chips and salsa, b/c they do give you sour cream and salsa, so dip some of the chips in that. lol Works pretty good. Otherwise it just makes for a soggy salad.
I left at 4:30 to go get my nails done. Traffic was pretty heavy already. I called Mom and caught up with her on the way. I got a pedicure and got my nails done too. Often I like to do them separately at different times b/c it takes so long to do both. But it just ended up that I needed to do them at once and go ahead and get it done. So I was in there til closing time at 7. But there was one more lady behind me.
After that, I went to Walmart b/c I had the company gift card that they gave me for the employee holiday gift. It was $25. Somehow my card had been deactivated. They had to call a supervisor to make it take it. Really? lol I needed breakfast items, snack items, and lunches. I needed fresh stuff and a few frozen things, bread and sandwich meat. I bought Christmas cards and some shirt boxes.
I bought candy for my candy dish at work.
So I headed out and it was dark and drizzling rain, but I had a really good parking spot. Still there were a few odd folks hanging around so I before I went to the car, I stayed in Walmart til those people moved on, acting like I was checking out something on my phone. And there were other cars coming in and other people so I felt better. I just felt vulnerable there and not fond of Walmart at night. Not really too fond of it during the day to tell you the truth. I usually do my shopping at Publix.
So at home I got home and the garage door would not open. So I called George to come open it so I could pull in. And we took the groceries up. I began a load of laundry. He had cooked us a steak and some prepped up ramen noodles on the side. It was really good and I was really hungry. Then I played my Farmville game and felt my eyes grow heavy. I looked and it was already almost 10. I don't know why I was surprised. I had a big evening. So bed felt wonderful. But about 1:30 in the morning both arms were asleep and any way I turned it seemed all my limbs wanted to "go to sleep" and had pins and needles. George was snoring so loud I thought it was rip the room into pieces. I could not go back to sleep so I got up and played my game on the ipad for an hour and then my eyes got heavy again and at 2:30 I was back to sleep. The alarm went off at 4:00 and I wanted to rip it from the cord and hurl it. lol
If I were home today I'd get the laundry going, make a soup for us for dinner and get it in the crock pot, run out and do some more shopping for the final folks, and come back and do some wrapping.
But no, off to work we go.
I think tonight we will try to go out and get some of the shopping done.
And I am off to reboot laundry, finish getting ready, and head in to work. Ya'll have a great day.