It was the annual XFH Christmas lunch today. The day we get together with the old crowd from the Foothills Hospital IT department to commiserate and remember the old times. There were fellows there that I have not seen for over ten years. No great changes just everyone getting older. Where they once talked of children there is mention of Grand children. A lot more grey except where there is a bit more forehead but basically the same.
The group consists of mostly the tech support group or what remains of it and the rest of us who have moved on. It only took a few minutes to get up to speed with what has gone on over the past year and then it was like old times, joking kibitzing and carrying on. Some old friends were not able to attend but most sent their regards. It was fun to catch up and we parted with promises to plan next year's get together a little further in advance so that more people can attend. I hope that happens.
I personally intent to reserve a holiday day so that I can attend. The lunch runs a bit long so unless you plan to play hookie for half a day its better to take the time as a holiday. And in my case it I would like to partake of a few cold ones I can't do that on a work day. But the chance to get together with the old gang is worth reserving a day.
On the work front I am using up the remainder of my holidays from this year. Use 'em or lose 'em is the policy at work so when I found myself with a few days left at the end of the year I found myself with time off. Ellen doesn't get 4 weeks so I may be in this predicament every year. I plan to make the most of the time by doing nothing in particular except walking the girls and putting my feet up. Hopefully the weather will co-operate. Santa Claus is coming to town but I hope when he comes by our house he keeps it down, I may be having a nap.
Relaxing, taking it easy....