Thank you everyone for your sweet comments on my 5k post – you guys are too kind! 🙂

After successfully running my first ever 5k, I went home, showered, blogged and then headed out for a yarn-y day with my friend Megan.

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We hit up Barnes & Noble and grabbed a table in the cafe. I love coming to bookstores to hang out. I like discovering new books and magazines and the generally relaxing environment. Sipping on hot lattes is pretty awesome, too.

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Megan is a wonderful knitter but new to crochet, so I promised to teach her. We ran into a bit of an issue trying to find the inside tail on this orange ball of yarn, but we eventually got it sorted out.

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Check out Megan’s first chain. She’s on her way!

She already has a fabulous amigurumi project lined up…I hope she can finish it by Christmas!! 🙂

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After the yarn fun, I headed home to get ready for my company’s Christmas party. I used to be a bit of a shopaholic, but since purchasing the house, I’ve cut back. WAY back. I basically never shop. So while I used to purchase a new dress for this type of event, I shopped my closet instead and pulled out a LBD (little black dress).

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They were passing out appetizers at the beginning of the night. I fell in love with these little cheese puffs and am really hoping I can figure out the recipe later.

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As for cocktails, I asked for something fruity and got this strange-looking concoction. We brainstormed names for it and came up with: Great White Shark, Blue Lagoon, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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As for eats, I started with a dressing-soaked Caesar salad. Remind me to start ordering the dressing on the side! Phew!

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For the main event, I had the filet along with some asparagus, mushrooms, and scalloped potatoes.

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Everything was super delicious!

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Especially the sweet ending – dessert! There was cheesecake, creme brulee, and chocolate pecan pie. Mmm…nommy noms!

Did anyone else have a company holiday party this weekend? Did you do anything fun?