Thursday, October 21, 2010

It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

After a longish day at work where every piece of equipment and software conspired against me, I stumbled home after running a few errands (including picking up 3 classic DVD's; Notting Hill, High Infidelity, 10 Things I Hate About You) -   at 5 pm.

Everything in me was ready for a nap when I walked through my door but I put on my runners and walked up to the post office. Once I'd mailed the Arrow mail, I started walking back home but then remembered the cheque in my back pocket, so I changed direction and sauntered over to the bank. I did my banking and was on my way back home when I realized there was no reason to rush back. No one was waiting for me.

So I strolled around the neighbourhood. For hours.
And it felt so awesome.

Warm October evenings in BC are the best.

I got home at 7:15 pm. There were 5 messages on my phone.
I returned one call.
"Did you get my message?"
"Yeah. What's up?"
"T and I want to meet tonight. For coffee or something. What do you think?"
"Well, what did you guys decide?"
"That I'd get in touch with you. Maybe you'd have some idea what we could do tonight..."
"How about if we meet at that decorating store next to Pet Smart, then go to Chapters and finish the night at Starbuck's?"
"Home Sense? Perfect. See you in 10 minutes."

After a lovely visit, I got home at 10:30 pm, made myself supper (finally) and watched Notting Hill BECAUSE I WAS THERE THIS SUMMER.

And now it's bedtime and it feels like I've been on a vacation.

I think I'm smiling.

Three things I'm thankful for:

1. Thursdays! And this Thursday I'm taking Drew and his friends to Cultus for the night because we all have Friday off. Wonder if I can convince them to watch one of my movies with me?

2. Clint just forwarded a link to an incredibly inspiring TED talk. (His facebook status indicates that he might be in love with this girl. After listening, I totally understand. There's something beautiful about selfless passion.)

3. It's Oct 21 and my window boxes and terra cotta planters are still flower-filled and lush with greenery.


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