2 social events in a row… weird!
Last night, Ben and I drove to his company’s Christmas party. It started snowing late afternoon, so getting home from work and then driving back the same way (argh) through stupid traffic was… stupid. But we got there in time for a yummy dinner and an interesting jazz band concert immediately following, where talking was not really encouraged… so we felt trapped and wondered what was going to happen after the band stopped playing jazzy versions of Christmas songs. Well, the party ended and people went home, that’s what. Oh well.
But I was in a major panic yesterday because I had nothing to wear… and that even forced me to go to the mall last minute to try to find something. And a Christmas miracle occurred, because I found an amazing green dress (not a real green dress, that’s cruel) that fits well, covers my scar and dammit all if I don’t look kinda purdy in it, too.
Which is great, because I’m wearing it again tonight at a semi-formal reception of one of my coworkers (they were married earlier today in the SLC Temple and I’m not a "Temple-ready" Mormon so naturally I wasn’t invited). I have already ended my work day because it’s a long drive up to the University of Utah area of SLC through Friday rush hour traffic.
I started to recover from all that stress (see my last post) after I found the dress. I hugged the salesgirl I was so happy.
More later. I have to go be social for the second night in a row. Ack! Weird! I’m looking forward to my regular stress levels returning late tonight when we make it back safely from the party. Don’t worry, I doubt there will be alcohol there (or even coffee). I’ll keep you posted.