Last Thursday (1/17), I had to help Castro Valley out since they desperately needed an OT to evaluate & treat their patients. I ended up going even though my facility was crazy busy as well. Shrutee convinced me to go out to lunch with her & Ivy to this Indian buffet place. We invited Vinh along as well. Can you say stuffed? I had trouble staying awake from all the food inside my belly! My favorite was definitely the mango ice cream though *drool*
Delicious mango ice cream!
Last Friday (1/18), we had a surprise party for Debby! Why? She was runner-up for employee of the year for ARS! Congrats Debby, we heart you & all your awesome work :)
Debby cutting her cake
Later that night, Vinh & I attended Tango! with Quartet San Francisco in Redwood City. You can read all about that here.
Last Saturday (1/19), Vinh & I volunteered early in the morning. You can read about that here. Afterwards, I dropped Vinh off home & bolted back to Castro Valley to do my 4 hours overtime work. I had a touching moment where one of my patients opened up to me & actually started crying (more of relief/release for him) during our treatment session. I was actually quite honored to hear that since I'm not a regular staff member up there.
Last Sunday (1/20), Vinh & I had to head to his old bedroom to clean out all his stuff. While he was cleaning, I had to "babysit" my nephew. We played & played 'til this auntie was tired to death & he wasn't, lol. He was so excited to see auntie Annie after weeks of waiting (that's a whole different story). Anyhoo, I taught him a few more English words & he helped me throw paper into the recycling bins outside.
My adorable nephew
On Tuesday (1/22), it was my nephew's last night in the Bay Area for 1-2 weeks so Vinh & I decided to drop by to visit. We ended up giving him his red pocket money early. When Vinh wanted to trade him a quarter for his $100 bill, my nephew chose the quarter instead, lol! Too flippin' cute!
His expression is priceless ;)
On Thursday (1/24), I got a text message from my sister saying that my Influenster Palmolive box arrived, but that it was opened. I went to check it out after work & the box was ripped open with nothing in it *sad panda* I emailed Influenster & they were sorry to hear that I never got my goodies. They said they'd try to see if there were extra boxes so they can re-send me one, but I won't be penalized for not being able to test the product. Influenster's customer service is pretty awesome :)
My poor empty Influenster box :(
On Friday (1/25), it was the last day for both our OT interns. Connie brought food in to celebrate them & despite such a hectic day, I was presented a card from one of the interns which contained a lovely note & a Starbucks giftcard! I bid farewell to them both & wished them the best on their board exams & beyond at the end of the day :)
Lovely card from one of our interns
On Saturday, Vinh & I went to the optometrist so that Vinh could get his eyes examed so that he can get his first pair of glasses!
Today, we headed to the Great Mall so that I could do some shopping for my swaps that I'm participating in. After shopping, we headed to the optometrist to pick up Vinh's first pair of glasses! After napping at my parents' place for a bit, we all had dinner at Kirin with my grandparents. Overall, a fairly chill weekend for all & time for me to rejuvenate myself :)
Nerd love :)
Sorry for the long post, but it needed to be done ;)