Nothing brings people together in the holiday spirit on the Friday before Christmas like piping hot lunch from Olive Garden. As a tribute to two traditions that were subdued this year—Free Lunch Fridays and Christmas company dinner—Rusty and Marie treated me, Maya, with a Christmas-themed Free Lunch Friday as a special treat.
It was neat for us to be able to gather again in the conference office, between rushes of holiday shoppers, and enjoy pizza, five-cheese ziti, spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken Caesar salad, zuppa Toscana, and of course, buttery breadsticks. (Marie decided to get the “one-of-everything-please” off the menu!) We talked about our plans for the holidays: Rusty and Marie at home with the pups, and me with my two little ones and husband, and for the first time in quite a while, we posed for a group lunch picture, with Rusty included.
Thanks so much, Rusty and Marie, for keeping the holiday tradition alive and allowing 2013 to come to a pleasant close. This year proved to have many ups and downs for each of us here at Southgate, and we hope that 2014 will bring a renewed sense of peace and balance into our homes, and our workplace.
Our best to you this holiday season!