Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Office Party

A week ago Saturday was Steve’s office party. It was fun. As he introduced me to his colleagues, I felt like each person was a character in a book because I hear so many stories about each of them. Seeing their faces is like going to a movie and being a little surprised that they don’t look as you imagined.

Whenever we eat anywhere except home I worry about consuming foods I have eliminated. I was in luck with this party. Everything was served “family style” so I skipped the pasta and breaded chicken and stuck with the salad, salmon and steak. Yummy.

We ended up not staying for the dance. We have been getting up around 5am to work out and we are both beat by 10pm. But we had fun dressing up, eating good food, drinking free wine, and socializing with Steve’s co-workers. 

When we got home from the party, Sophia asked how it went. Steve replied, “Cathy was the prettiest one there.” Seriously, this man makes me feel like the most beautiful woman alive. In our many years together, it has always been that way.
*Yes, that is me in heels!  I was totally surprised that I could wear them all evening.  I have never been a "heel wearing gal", even pre-RA, so this was a step outside my comfort zone.  Since feeling better, I am trying to move out of my comfort zone more often.  It is fun.


  1. Aw it's a small pic but from what I can see you guys look very smart!

    Glad you wore your heels, I'm not a heels girl either as I'm 5'8 anyway, but maybe I'll get some on too, just to see what it's like!

  2. Thanks Squirrel. I am having computer problems and can't post a bigger photo. Once my husband has a chance to work on my computer problems, I will add a larger picture.

  3. You look lovely! And I'm glad you had such a great time. And, it's always fun to have a reason to wear heels even if they aren't the most comfortable things in the world.

  4. Thanks Helen. It was fun dressing up. We have one more party to go to. I haven't decided if I will wear this dress or the other one we bought. Fun!

  5. I love that you are adored the way you should be :) All I had to do was double click the photo and I made it bigger - it is a beautiful one of you guys. I'm so thrilled that you're still feeling well, Cathy xoxox


  6. Glad you got out and enjoyed yourself. Even if it was a step outside your comfort zone.

  7. You look marvelous and your recent posts are just as impressive. Congratulations on finding so many things that work for you (and your family). My best wishes for a happy holiday season to you and yours and very healthy 2011.

  8. Maya,
    Since you too are adored, you do know how wonderful it is. I too am so happy to hear that you are up and cleaning. Yay for you. Also, I loved seeing the photos of you and Kate on Facebook. It looks like a great time.

    Thanks Terry, I had fun dressing up and going out!

    Carla, thanks for sharing in my goods times. I feel like the last few years have been so tough and it is nice to be able to finally share lots of good things happening with my joint inflammation.

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

  9. What a beautiful picture of you two! I'm glad you feeling up to heels and had a good time. An early Merry Christmas to you all! :)