The Wine Tasting Open House & My New Digs!

by DanicasDaily on January 11, 2013

Happy Friday all!  Thank you again for the welcome back ~ I am getting a little better each day and it feels great to feel “normal” again.  In am doing my best to ease back into things, however, I think I’ve realized my life is just busy with so many fun things going on.  Today has been such a busy, but, incredibly fun day.

I’ve decided to just ease back into eating and I’ll begin tracking/counting again on Sunday.  Today started off with my favorite new addiction….

Jamba Juice Vita-C Boost ~ It’s so delicious with peaches, oranges, bananas, orange juice, orange sherbet and Immunity/Anti-Oxidant Boosts.


Paired with my completely plain oatmeal that I have eaten almost every day.


We had a working lunch today and they brought in sandwiches from one of my favorite shops called Genova Delicatessen in Napa.  What makes their sandwiches amazing aside from their handmade meats and fresh bread is the balsamic tomato, onion, basil, pepperoncini salad they add.  I had 2 halves – one ham and pepper jack


The other turkey and cheddar….so delicious you do not even miss the chips.


Today was the day I have been waiting for all week long ~ Our Open House Wine Tasting!!!  Too bad I couldn’t taste along with everyone because of my antibiotics/cold.


That’s ok, I helped put together a delicious spread of food to make up for it!


This was my favorite section on the table….


Merlot BellaVitano Cheese and grapes…..I got my “wine” fix in through this cheese Open-mouthed smile


Brie + Apricot Jam on crackers & Jalapeno Artichoke Dip on crackers!


I didn’t eat any of these… funky meats for me….


Or green olives….I do like black olives and “sometimes” the purple “beer” olives though.




All served up in the coolest conference room we have in our office.  The back wall is a huge wine rack that lights up.


Before everyone arrived for the party we took a couple of pictures of the Accolade North America Team!


Close Up!  I honestly love all my co-workers ~ they are so fun to work with and totally like my family away from home.  They make each day “fun” at work.


Our Wine Open House was to say high to all our neighbors in the building and to give everyone the tour of all the renovations we did before moving in. 


All of these clocks are in front of my office so I can pretty much tell you what the time is in 4 different continents at any given time Winking smile


This is our kitchen……


With super fancy water and Keurig Machine ~ LOVE!


I realized today I never showed you all pictures of my office.  It’s still a work in process as I slowly put up some decorations and The Husband finishes building my wine barrel table!


The view I see every day….nope, I haven’t yet figured out what that building is other than it’s a historical building from 1907.


I am probably the only person who thinks Cookbooks count as decorations, right?!  lol….


My Dad took this winery picture and put it in a frame for me to put on my wall… picture of the picture does not do it justice at all – it’s beautiful!


After the tour, we chatted it up with our neighbors and chowed down on all the deliciousness.  I’d definitely say today my appetite is finally back.  I had 3 plates like this and probably could’ve eaten more if I wasn’t so busy talking.


I have some really cool announcements to share with you all coming up soon!  For now, I am off to catch up on the new Biggest Loser!!! I am so glad it’s back on!

Night all!

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