Just got back from our annual biggie... but instead of having it at the clinic and feeling like we were "at work" (especially for those of us on our day off), our NM held it at her house out in the country along a babbling brook, with nothing but trees and cows, forsythia and wild cherry blossoms in full bloom...various sizes of potted terracotta containers with smiling pansies adorning the front porch where the wooden porchswing swayed gently in the warm spring breeze.........
Inside, her dining room table was laden with a spread that would have been fit for royalty... from spinach salad with eggs and fresh mushrooms to various homemade chicken, pimento, and tuna salds to stuff the pita pockets, avacado chips and dip, homemade salsas, her famous baked beans, and of course the mouthwatering local favorite for desert.. her homemade peach cobbler.
So there we all sat in her cozy livingroom, with the gas logs burning in the fireplace, and watching our mandatory videos on their roomsized mega TV screen... we of course did more eating, chatting, and laughing than we did listening or watching. But hey, after seven years of having to watch these silly videos, we know them all by heart.
Was truly a pleasant afternoon. I'm so fortunate to work with such a great bunch of coworkers, and to have a NM who considers us family and can't do enough for us.