Some days my job entails pouring over spreadsheets and doing paperwork. It isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, but there are other days when we get to have a little more fun and get out of the office. Monday was one of those days because I got to spend the day in Richmond at the famous Jefferson Hotel. We hosted a counselor luncheon and a dessert reception in the evening. Both went really well and I loved being able to see the historic hotel all dressed up for the holidays!
Even though I didn’t get home until super late, I had fun getting out of the office for a day and meeting some great people.
I also ate some pretty good food, so I decided to document Monday’s meals for What I Ate Wednesday today. The WIAW linkup is hosted by Jenn and the gang, so head on over and check out what the other bloggers are eating when you’re done!
I hit the gym first thing for a run and ab workout, then as soon as I got home I had some eggs, bacon, and a slice of toast with almond butter on it. I failed to take a picture, sorry, but if you saw my quiche/frittata thingy from Sunday you know what kind of eggs they were.
We ate lunch with about 100 guidance counselors at the hotel. We started out our meal with a delicious salad of greens, oranges, and a berry dressing that was on point.
Following the salads, we were served a chicken breast with a cranberry sauce, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. All were very tasty and I totally cleaned my plate.
The best part was dessert. We had red velvet cake with chocolate on top and I was in heaven. I swore I was only going to eat half, but before I knew it I’d eaten it all. #worthit.
After lunch, we all worked in a conference room for a few hours. We had beverage service, so I had a cup of chai tea.
Then I had a cup of coffee, because I looked at the clock and realized we still had five hours to go.
My boss and I were too lazy to venture out and buy food, so we crashed the alumni party happening next door to our event for an hour. I grabbed a glass of wine and a plate of hors d’oeurves to snack on while I caught up with other fellow alums. A few of my sorority sisters showed up, so it was great to see familiar faces!
Everyone’s favorite dining hall manager and mom-away-from-home also came, which made everyone happy. Miss Linda has been one of my all time favorite people since I met her as a nervous college freshman in 2003.
After making the rounds, it was time to head back to our admission event, where our 500 guests were starting to arrive in full force. We had another impressive spread set out for everyone.
I snacked a little on some of the cheese and crackers, but managed to avoid the dessert section. After that big piece of cake I figured I’d had enough sugar for one day!
A couple hours later, we headed home. It was a long and exhausting day, but also a lot of fun. Until next year, Richmond!
What’s the best thing you ate yesterday?
What’s your favorite kind of cake?
Do you participate in alumni events from your school?