Tonight is the 3rd annual holiday get-together for the Dispatch & Scheduling Department (i.e., the people I work with) that I have at my house as I live in town and am the most conveniently located. I suggested we start doing this a few years ago as a way to relax and enjoy each other's company outside of the stress-filled bubble that we call "Dispatch" and it's always a good time for everyone.
What makes it an even better time (especially for me!) is that Matt, my supervisor and the Lead Dispatcher/Fleet Manager/Jack of All Trades, does catering work on the side with a friend of his so we always have Matt do all the cooking and let me tell you - it is some good stuff! On the menu tonight are coconut shrimp, sausage stuffed mushrooms, Spanish Piaya, stuffed genoa rolls, either a pork or beef roast for sandwiches, assorted bruschettas, baked macaroni and cheese with lobster, and probably a bunch of other stuff that he decided to just whip up. Matt loves to create in the kitchen and he does a damn fine job. He also enjoys basking in the glow of our appreciation for his culinary skills but what cook doesn't? Right, Mags?
The other people who are coming are bringing assorted desserts and beverages so I think we're going to have a great time. It really is nice to get together outside of work and enjoy each other's company and with the jobs that we all do, I think we really deserve a good time once in awhile!
So, that finally brings me to this week's question -
Are you planning on attending or hosting any holiday parties?