Today Joe and I are hosting a Holiday Tea at Vita Community Living's head office. I can't get quite enough of the holiday cheer and decided that it would be fun to do something just before the holidays truly set in upon us. We decided, upon sage advice, not to cook anything. Instead we are going to assemble and display.
We've picked up some fine cheeses and some exotic crackers.
We've got some wonderful condiments, from cranberry preserve to fig jam.
We've got some fresh fruit and some baguettes.
And there will be plenty of coffee and tea.
Every day for the past week I've sent out an announcement to all staff about the coming celebration. Making as if Christmas was some little local rinky dink affair compared to the celebration of WEDNESDAY. There can't be anyone in the organization that doesn't know that we've got something going on today.
It struck me last night just how wonderful this whole thing was. Joe and I, together, are hosting a 'do' at work. It wasn't that long ago when we lived in a time where gay people did not live openly, were not acknowledged as couples, did everything to avoid notice. Now here we are part of a relationship both acknowledged and honoured at work. Too, I will be there, as a person with a disability in an office that is fully accessible and where any of our members or staff with disabilities are welcome to drop by and participate.
Wednesday - the celebration = has been ramped and liberated - and not only that - there will be cheese.