I have no inspiring pearls of wisdom to offer today. So I am going to join in with the randomness. I like random. It is like my brain....filled with bits and pieces of all sorts of things.
It is raining. It is, in fact, flood-like rain. My roses are facing the ground, and there is no doubt at all that I do NOT have to go and water the allotment. Thunderstorms will continue for the next day or so, and Saturday is the village carnival once again.
This has been a good week so far. My ticket is now booked, and I will be going to see my daughter in the summer with the rest of my family, for a few weeks. It will be the first time my children and I have been together since the funeral last year. I will also be able to visit my best friend as well, and, as she has lived in NZ for 21 years, and I have never been there, it is about time too. We are flying via LA and I am coming back via Hong Kong. So it will be a real adventure for me. I wish I had time to stop in the States and visit some of you, but that will come one day. Dreams, remember?
Are you like me? I really want to go and see where Diana and Linds (my best friend) shop, have coffee out, where they like to go for walks, meet friends, and explore their neighbourhoods etc. Of course I want to see some of the country, but I want to know where they live their every day lives, so I can visualise things when I am back home on the other side of the world. I can't wait!
There have been lots of birthdays, and more to come this weekend too. It is a happy time. I have been catching up with some of my wonderful friends too, and seeing their lovely gardens as well. I know I keep saying this, but I am constantly amazed by how blessed I am. You have no idea just how blessed.
It is results time once again, and I have so many young friends who are excelling. Tom is graduating with a 2:1, and I was SO excited to hear how well he has done. He is well on his way to being an architect, and I was even more delighted that he called me to tell me the news himself. He is my dear friend Ros's son. (The one in Scotland.) David's exams are nearly over. One more to go now and he can relax. Matthew has passed his common entrance and goes to his wonderful new school in September. He has done so well. So much to be proud of and thankful for.
Diana and Katherine are back in Wellington after their adventure, and no doubt I will be hearing all about their travels soon. K leaves for home on Monday, so they don't have much time left. They are like sisters, and have been the best of friends since they were born.
You know, I work with some wonderful people.... most of them much younger than me. Young enough to be my children. But we like each other, and we have so many laughs together. I will miss this if I leave. The teasing is hilarious. I was saying yesterday that I think I will run away and join a rock band when I am 83. Not so long to wait then, says my 32 year old boss, patting my knee. After we all stopping the choking with fits of laughter, I started planning revenge. She is doomed. Make no mistake. Boss lady or not.
So...... it is a good time right now. And now is all that counts.