Things have finally settled down and we are getting ourselves back to normal. Work has settled down, too which is always good. I can’t really complain. I work in a very peaceful setting with not a whole heck of a lot of people so I suppose a small upheaval helps to keep one on their toes. The up side of all of this is that I was able to take on a separate writing job at my current workplace which is just great. I will be paid by each document completed and where I love to write anyways it’ll be a bonus. So that is the silver lining there. 🙂
Today I learned an important lesson on being clear with people. A girlfriend of mine mentioned early last month that she was having a party for her birthday. She asked a few of my friends to go and at that time they agreed. So. . . a few weeks later the same friend having the party calls and says she has purchased tickets for all of us. I was perplexed by this. As it turns out she had decided to have her party at a hotel that was already hosting an event. This part was left out. Now two of the friends that were going to go have backed out. I had no idea that this would be a paying event and neither did the friends she had me invite. So now the friends have backed out and although I have a taker for one of the tickets she has made it clear that I am expected to pay for the extra one. Luckily it is only $15 and not, say, $60. So my friends, my lesson for the day is to be very clear and upfront about my understanding of the details of any event. I will not let a mere $15 get between a friendship and I will let it slide. This is a lesson learned.
Well, I booked a ticket today to go to Florida to see my best friend in September. We have not seen each in over three years now. I am flying into the Tampa area and then we are driving to the Atlantic side to stay at my aunt’s condo on the beach near St. Augustine. I cannot wait! St. Augustine is just the perfect place for a girl’s weekend. There’s a place for wine tasting plus just some great bars and restaurants. Last time I visited I got a tattoo. Who knows? Maybe its time for another one. (hubby may have something to say about that!)
The other night I did a little bit of shopping with another girlfriend of mine who needed an outfit for the same party I wrote about above. I’ve been on the hunt for a new bathing suit as the one I have is almost a decade old and is stretched out and fading. I’ve been avoiding this task for a while but where I had arrived 30 minutes early to the store I thought, what the heck. I’ll take my chances and try one on. Well, it was a success. I haven’t worn a 2-piece since my 20s and it was quite rewarding to put that sucker on and actually feel good in it (after driving all the way to the other side of town with no a/c in my car it also felt good to be semi-naked, truth be told). When you’ve gone from a BMI (body mass index) of obese to a BMI of normal it is definitely an accomplishment.
Well, that is it in a nutshell. Have a great weekend!