I am grateful celebrating with my work family. I have known most of them for almost 12 years.

I was the only female in my department in San Francisco for many years, and I was often teased by my male co-workers, but they are harmless. 😉

My host (co-worker) and hostess (his awesome wife) always throw the best parties with a lot of food and a lot of liquor, where there are often “shot” times.

Although I am not much of a drinker, I imbibed today and also participated in a couple of shots (whiskey)–which was all I could handle while still maintaining my natural charm and brain function.

I will tell you a funny story that happened last year. After one of these parties, one of my single male co-workers asked to stay the night at my place (in my guest bedroom). He has flirted with me for years, and continues to do so.

To ensure he got the hint that nothing was going to happen, I left to “slip into something more comfortable,” and wore my most comfortable yet unsexy sweat ensemble. It was one of the most funniest situations ever. He got the hint, we had a lot of laughs about it, and plenty more laughter after the other co-workers found out about my outfit.

I do love my work family. We have been through so many changes at work, and I can count on them for anything. I am blessed with fantastic support and friendship.