I've had a pretty good weekend.. despite the really cold and wet weather. I caught up with Gabriel on Friday night and we had a really great time reminiscing, catching up with events in each other's lives, enjoying good food, going for a coffee and even learning new things about each other. It was great... too bad he lives in New Plymouth, so I don't get to see him very often.

On Saturday I met up with Lisa for dinner at CHA, one of our favorite places.. or the place we seem to always end up going to when we catch up. The last time we saw each other was in mid-March.. a long time ago!!! So we had a really good yak and just updating each other on the current going ons in our busy lives and what we've been up to in the past month or so. On Sunday we went out to Dressmart Tawa and went boots shopping too. :D Totally scored a pair of off white leather boots for a really great bargain! Couldn't resist eventhough I wasn't looking for anymore shoes! They are so soft and so comfortable!!

Monday was a whirlwind of a day at work and I didn't finish till close to 6pm and then I stopped by at New World Metro to pick up a few grocery items.. came home and made dinner. I made extra too for the next few days.. so I don't have to worry about buying lunch or being too tired to cook after work.

Last night I had a really great chat session with Kevan who lives in Auckland. We haven't seen each other since February last year.. and we don't catch up very often, but it was really good to talk last night.. frustrating though... due to the bad weather, cellphone signals were really bad and we resorted to chatting on MSN instead. The thing is, with Kevan, it doesn't matter how long we've not seen each other or talked.. we always managed to chat as if we've just seen each other last week.. really comfortable.. and I am really thankful for that.

Mom and dad rang and we caught up too. I really miss them! It was nice to talk to them and they were totally worried about me being cold and getting caught in the rain and all.. and of course they left me with plenty of advice and suggestions and mom even gave me cooking suggestions .. I know they miss me too! :D

Today was pretty good.. work calmed down a little and I had a nice little catch up about our weekends with Sarina. It's always nice to sit down and eat lunch together and just chat. We always manage to talk about soooo many different things... she's more like family than a boss really.. and I LOVE that. :D

Rang and spoke to Jay after dinner tonight... we didn't talk for long since we've both been leading pretty boring lives.. LOL! I told him about what I did in the weekend and so did he.. and just chatted about a few other things...

And then I rang and chatted/vented to Kevan about things... it was really good to get some things off my mind. I really appreciated him taking the time to talk to me. He mentioned something that I'm really going to try and consciously do in my life from now on. I probably do it already.. but I need to remember to do at least one thing that I really really love and enjoy every day.. even if it's for only 30 minutes. That means each night I'd go to bed happy in knowing that I've done something I'm really passionate about (according to Kevan.. and I totally agree!) :D

So with that.. I'm off to scrap some! :D

Have a great week ahead!


4 Responses
  1. Kate Says:

    Sounds like you had a great past few days :)

  2. Shirley Says:

    hope that you feel better soon!

    WOW on all those ATCs!!!

  3. giuseppina Says:

    i havent written in my gratitude journal since march :(
    don't hate me

  4. kim brimhall Says:

    WOW....so busy! im glad you had a good time! love your colorful blog:)