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Crab Boil--Work Event

July 29th, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Yesterday was a nice day. We went to a crab boil at DH's boss's house. DH went out on the boat with them in the morning to help catch crab. They had two boats out with 5 people per boat so they were able to catch 50 crab. The shellfish and seaweed harvesting license was $27 and it paid for itself, since all four of us went to the party. Plus, DH will likely go out again with either his boss or his cousin's husband. If he gets invited to go regular fishing again he'll get the salt water fishing license for that, too. His boss had invited him for Friday evening, but he didn't want to give up his overtime, so only did the crabbing on Saturday morning.

Now that overtime will be dropping from 15 hours a week to 10, he can work in such a way that his Fridays will end earlier and he can go fishing. His boss caught a really big King salmon. One King salmon would pay for the fishing license. Those puppies are big. It would be great to put some salmon in the freezer and to can some more.

We had a great time at the crab boil. All four of us went. There was crab, spot prawns, corn on the cob, baby potatoes, and sausage. Everyone brought deserts and there were a lot of them, but I didn't have any. I filled up on real food and the corn was as sweet as any dessert could have been. I don't like to eat desserts where I don't know what the ingredients are, because if it has something in it I am allergic to I will spend the whole party feeling sick. I took Benadryl preemptively in case something in the seasoning affected me, but nothing seemed to.

I was a little nervous at first, but I zeroed in on a lady who was looking kind of abandoned and started talking to her and it turns out we went to the same high school two years apart and were both in choir. Then we started talking about Disneyland and a few other things and spent like an hour chatting. Turns out she is the wife of DH's boss's boss. Apparently, I shmoozed the right person, although that was not my intention. I really liked her, she was nice.

Usually I am much more anxious around people I don't know, but yesterday was a good day for this introvert. Plus, all the free food makes me happy. And now I won't be so nervous when the full company picnic (this was just DH's department) happens in 2 weeks. We went home with a bag full of crab and prawns, too, so that will be for dinner tonight. I don't have to cook on a day that is rapidly approaching 90 degrees.

4 Responses to “Crab Boil--Work Event”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like a winner of a day for you! Glad you found a new friend. I am not good at parties so I understand how you feel.

    Good deal on free food too!

  2. Sue Says:

    That is my perfect day!!!!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    How nice of you to befriend someone who seemed abandoned. Not surprising it was the boss' wife. Spouses of the bosses are often at loose ends at office parties. I'm sure you made her feel more like part of the company.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    CB--My husband kept running off, too, so I figured if I could find someone whose husband was doing that I'd have someone to talk to. And I am also trying to make more of an effort to be social. My dad never wanted to socialize so my parents didn't and now that he's been gone several years, my mother has no friends because they never did. I don't want to be like that when I get elderly if my husband goes first.

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