Pssst! Can you hear that sound? That’s the sound of the WEEKEND!
And besides the fact that those oh-so lovable little devils Saturday and Sunday are drawing closer and closer, what are YOU loving on this very fine Friday afternoon? (Feeling shy? Oh, go on! I’ll start…)
x The Arrival Of My Sister In Sydney Next Week – Ooh, yes! My number one partner-in-crime, my sister Caroline, is arriving in Sydney next Wednesday from New Zealand and I can’t wait! There will be shopping! (Well, actually, probably not. We’re both completely saving our pennies at the moment, but oh, there will be WINDOW shopping!) There will be madness! (Always.) There will be incessant giggling and ridiculous photographs and mischief! Filled with anticipation? Me? Oh, only EXTREMELY!
x Jeffery Campbell Wedges – And this is one of the many reasons why I am in fact saving my pennies! On Tuesday night, as I stared at my bank account’s amount forlornly, I wondered if it had decided to go on some kind of mysterious, drastic weight-loss diet overnight without telling me. And then these wedges arrived the next day and I was reminded that I’d um, kind of gone on a late-night shoe buying spree, and that this was precisely why it was looking so lean! But gosh, I am smitten. They’re comfortable and they’re beautiful and even though I haven’t quite managed to figure out how I’m going to wear them without looking like Shrek (I am TALL!), they’re the most exciting pair of shoes that I’ve ever purchased!
x Switching Up My Routine – If you spend large amounts of time on the computer (yes!), whether for your occupation (yes!) or purely for personal use (yes, yes!), it is inevitable that at some point, you will probably contemplate hurling your computer/laptop out the window because you just. Need. A. Break. Darn, it! Or on a less dramatic scale, as though you should really step outside for a while. A friendly compromise? Heading outdoors with your work! This week I was reminded that laptops were invented to be portable for a reason, as were notepads, and that working from different locations (even if it’s just in the backyard!), as opposed to constantly sitting indoors on the computer, can be be SURPRISINGLY beneficial!
x Other Little Things – Homemade ginger tea; buying small, secret presents for people that you know they’ll adore (and my boyfriend thinks that I’ve forgotten how much he would love to own a Frank Zappa t-shirt – ha! And also, WRONG!); impromptu drives with the sole mission of finding delicious food; remembering how glorious it is to complete random tasks for other people for no other reason that it makes them astoundingly happy; my all-black (what else?!) Converse sneakers, and the highly-appreciated comfort that they provide; free pizza; stumbling out of the post office with enormous boxes which you absolutely shouldn’t try to open while walking, but of course, still do anyway!; walking everywhere with my puppy; managing to whip up an entire pie from scratch without a) setting the kitchen on fire; and b) setting myself on fire; layers (you will never hear me say a bad word about winter, NEVER!); having my boyfriend’s sister stay with us on the weekend (she is delightful!); silver, sparkly bridesmaid shoes; and finally, colleagues who bring you armfuls of cook books to aid your culinary development! (Because I have to learn SOMEHOW, right?!)
Jewelled headbands? Concert tickets? Overseas phone calls? Staplers?! Tell me! What’s added a touch of excellence to YOUR week? Happy Friday!