Thursday, June 14, 2007

I am joining the random band-wagon too

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.


Morning Glory said...

Randomness is good sometimes. It just sort of clears the brain of having to come up with something meaningful to say.

If I still lived in California, I would come to the LA airport and meet you during your layover time. I will just have to continue to wait, I guess.

I'm glad there are enjoyable people and good humor at your job.

PEA said...

I love reading random posts:-) What a wonderful trip you have to look forward to! I'm sure you'll now be counting down the days until you leave! hehe You sound so happy with your life right now and that makes me smile...I love my friends to be happy. xoxo

Susie said...

So glad it's a happy time for you..
I absolutely love random posts, as they are most like a chat with a friend. So wonderful that you will be traveling to see your daughter!

Barb said...

Your best friend's name is the same as yours? How cool is that! And of course you want to see where your daughter lives and shops and just spends her life. That's only natural. I'd be so excited about a trip like the one you have booked.

His Singer said...

What a wonderful way to spend your time off!

Thanks for checking up on me. I'll write more this weekend and catch you up!


Crystal said...

Oh, that's marvelous!! Have a wonderful time visiting your daughter and your friend. Is she counting the days now? My daughter always does that when she knows we have booked the tickets. Laughter at work is a wonderful thing - it frees the mind and gives one energy to carry on. Enjoy!!

We booked our tickets this week too! We are going to visit our daughter and son-in-law in Poland later this year. Our flight goes via Heathrow but we only have 2 hours, just enough time to catch the connector, so alas, I will not be able to come and find your lovely spot. Someday, my friend, someday!!

Penless Thoughts said...

So glad you have that ticket bought!! We'll be hearing wonderful reports on that trip :o) and it gives you so much to look forward to. The planning and preparation are a great part of the joy and fun.

Linda said...

I really do love these random posts. It's like having a chat over tea. Your vacation sounds wonderful. I am with you on the things you want to see. I really dread doing "touristy" things when we travel, but it seems to be the only way to see the important things. I like it best when we just ride around an area, seeing the "every day" places and life as it really is in different places.
I hope you'll be able to take lots of pictures and take us along on your trip.
Have a great weekend Linds. I hope it stops raining in time for the Carnival.