Sunday, April 13, 2008
I walked in with butterflies in my stomach. I met up with Twinhead before walking into the "exquisite" restaurant (see last post for a tour and the menu). I sat in the "lounge area" to put on my heels before walking to the back, seeing looks from other diners that said "Who's that nut job with the "Officially Retired" Tiara on her head???" Ha, doncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me, I shot back to them with my eyes.....hehe.
People started to arrive. I felt like I was getting married.....it's tough work to meet and greet and hold conversations with people you haven't seen in a while. I was determined to be cheerful and happy about it. I knew hub would want me to be. I just wish he could have been there. He was, in spirit. I could just see him giving me "the look" when I cracked a joke or tried to flirt.....He was sooo conservative and I was just the opposite. I guess that's why we went well together.The food was fabulous.......the salad bar was filled with everything you can imagine...from greens to spaghetti bolognase to sushi to corn salad with hot peppers, every kind of vegetable and rice you can imagine cooked every way you can imagine. I didn't take pics of the place cause I was too busy gabbing and hugging and laughing with old friends and colleagues. (you can see it if you go back to my last post). When we finally got settled in at the tables we were bombarded with five waiters carrying saber like sword skewers with every kind of cut of meat you can imagine. They stopped at your place and slid off filet mignon wrapped in bacon, sirloin beef sliced right off the roast, chicken, pork, sausages, and they kept coming back again and again. OMG! It was so much food it was outrageous. Besides the meat they give you big bowls of mashed potatoes, fried yucca and french fries!
After finishing the roasts of every kind, it was time to roast me! Everyone who spoke had really nice things to say, even if they were funny about it. After all I always had fun when I worked....it made life a lot easier that way. I wasn't sad at all about leaving in spite of the fact that I made good friends there. It's just time to travel a new path. I realized how blessed I am though. I have good friends and a good life, in spite of the twists and turns it takes. Bring it on!