I had a slightly shorter day thankfully so that I could help my coworkers decorate our small gym for Jennifer's surprise baby shower. Jennifer was to be distracted by Joanne doing an evaluation while the rest of us treated patients or decorated the room. Below are some of the decorations :)
Decorations & food
Everyone was in the room waiting to surprise her anxiously. Joanne asked Jennifer "Are you hungry? Let's go in here," but Jennifer's all "Diathermy is on!" For future reference, preggo women are not allowed within 10 feet of the diathermy machine when in use! Joanne ripped off the sign & knocked the door for us to open & yell "Surprise!" Needless to say, she was surprised & didn't see it coming...even though we stole all the chairs from the big gym she was in & everyone magically disappeared, lol :P
She finally gets a pink ribbon!
Me standing with the crown behind her, lol
Our team was asking "So who's next (to have a baby)?" & then all eyes shifted towards me & I'm like "Oh heck no, not it!"
The women of the rehab department
While opening my gift, Connie goes "That's really small. Someone obviously never had a kid before!" But hey, guess the new baby girl will be wearing my stuff first then ;)
Vinh & I's gifts for Jennifer
I ordered my iPad mini weeks ago & it finally arrived a few days before Thanksgiving! I absolutely love it! Vinh basically stole my iPad 1 so I was iPad-less since mid-July. The mini is basically the same but mini & it fits in my hands so much better. Since I ordered it online, I got free engraving! I bought the (RED) product smartcover for it as a finishing touch :)
Sexy iPad mini
Vinh & I celebrated our first Thanksgiving initially apart since Vinh went to work in Castro Valley for the morning. That was alright since I played housewife & relaxed on my day off. We had dinner at my parents' place & we had tons of seafood (my family doesn't do turkey, haha). With our bellies stuffed, we headed home to sleep to what would be the craziest work schedule ever for me since I was a one woman OT team (all other OTs were off) :P
Yelp's Black Friday Happy Hour & Holiday Show
See this puppy below? His name is Jackson & he was found at our work's parking lot...almost getting hit by a car. He has no collar on so we assumed he was abandoned. Our administrator has been keeping it in her office, but the little fella has been passed along many LifeHouse employees already. I had the pleasure of keeping him to myself for 15 minutes on Friday since Social Services passed him to me, haha. He is so quiet, he just wants someone to hold him & cuddle. Seriously, the cutest puppy face ever *melts* My coworker Scott took him home for the weekend to trial if his girlfriend wants to keep him. If I could, I would've kept him all for myself *sigh*
After failing last weekend, Vinh & I woke up early to go try out the breakfast items at Bill's Cafe. I got the California benedict with hash browns along with the big bowl of mimosa (yes, I'm crazy to be having alcohol at 8AM). Vinh got the regular eggs benedict with country potatoes as well as fresh squeezed OJ. Overall, I was really happy with my breakfast that I totally skipped lunch since I was so full!
Mimosa, California benedict & eggs benedict
Vinh & I headed down to Sunnyvale so that I could hangout with Sonya for a bit before her "hangout." We went to Tea Era for some boba & stopped by at Mitsuwa so that she could buy snacks for the movies. After Sonya left, my family & I went out to King Wah for dinner. I was surprised that they remodeled the place, it was so much brighter, but still with fabulous Chinese food!
After dinner, Vinh took Lonnie & I to Satura since we were craving cake. I got myself a Christmas macaron (lychee filling) & their famous red velvet. I want moar Christmas macarons! *drool* The decorations inside Satura were adorable, too :)
Satura decorations, Christmas macaron & red velvet
I took my mini fiber optic xmas tree home with me & plugged it into Vinh's desktop so at least we had a teeny xmas tree in our room. It changes color, but when it's not on, it has white optic fibers with a red metallic base & green star :)
Mini xmas tree
Also inbetween all of this, I have finished all my xmas shopping & have sent off all my packages on time! Unbelievable considering how much I've slacked on sending out packages this whole year! Until my next post ;)