Today is the annual holiday buffet at work. I didn't go. I haven't gone in several years. I just don't enjoy getting there and getting my food then trying to find a place to sit. If I find an empty table, I grab that one and other people come and sit down, but they don't socialize with me. I'm in a different location than where the buffet is held so I don't know them and they don't know me. They talk to their co-workers and friends and I just sit there. If I'm not able to find an empty table then I have to try to find a place to sit and I'm quite shy about stuff like that. It's just easier not to go. The people in my unit, they have their little groups and they don't invite me to join them. Oh well. I'm not looking for sympathy or anything, just explaining why I don't go. The food isn't that good anyway and I don't like having to ride the bus they hire to take us from my building to the other one up the street. Oh well. My unit is having its own holiday gathering. We're ordering from NYPD Pizza and we're going to watch a movie. We're also going to do a Secret Santa. Usually they do a White Elephant and I don't participate in that because I don't like the concept of being able to take away someone else's gift if you like that one better than one you might get. So I'm glad we're having a regular Secret Santa and everyone who is participating has a list up at their desk. The first things on my list are probably the least likely I'll get because they have to be ordered from a web store. It's one I order from often and have been wanting these items but decided to put them on my list. One of the items is a cute cell phone holder...
I have a confession to make...I'm addicted to horse pictures. Even though I have tons of them, I keep looking for more. Several times a week. And when I have enough of them built up, I have them printed. Originally I started collecting them to use as inspiration to get back into riding shape, but now I can't stop myself from collecting them and having them printed. I have no idea what I'm going to do with all these pictures. I'm rather picky about them, though. I prefer the shots taken from the saddle with the horse's ears visible, but there has to be a certain amount of the ears visible
|(gee whiz info: I know the girl in the middle)|
|(wild horses from the Salt River herd)|
Today the weather has been really cold the past couple of days. It's only supposed to get to be 56 today. It was 46 when I left for work. They're getting snow up north in Flagstaff, which is only about a 2 1/2 hour drive from where I live. I wish it snowed more often at 2500 feet because that's close enough for me to drive to without having to worry about lots of hills and my car potentially breaking down. It's supposed to get colder in the coming days. I can't wait!