Killing with kindness
Saturday, May 16, 2015
This is the time of year when work becomes hazardous to my health. It seems we have a food celebration every other day.
Yesterday it was a reception with warm appetizers, mini-desserts, and wine. Today, we had *two* events: a huge cassata cake with wine, and then later gourmet cake pops.
I need to work on Saturday afternoon, after which there will be another reception to mark the occasion. I have to work all day Sunday, during which there will be both a lunch reception, and another celebration at the end of the day. And then next Tuesday we are going out for a lunch sendoff for two retiring colleagues. I've already researched the menu online and identified some healthy choices, so at least that one I am prepared for!
So far I've managed to either nurse a glass of water or to take one token small morsel at each food event. And I have managed to somehow avoid the cake! I know each food event is meant kindly, to mark a special occasion. But taken together, all these celebrations are starting to feel dangerous!