Friday, September 16, 2011

cheers to the weekend....


This photo is of a park very near to my house and I can't believe that I have never been there.  It is a secret park of sorts hidden away in a neighborhood behind one of the main roads in my area.  I am in a park mood lately, it seems that I can't get enough of them since I strolled thru Hyde Park, Regents Park, Russell Square in London and Villa Borghese in Rome and Central Park in New York City.  I am on a new mission on the weekends, to search out new parks in my area and just enjoy their surroundings.  There is nothing more peaceful.  This week I have been taking my lunches to a nearby park and relaxing on a park bench or under one of the huge shade trees, so much nicer than eating my lunch under flourescent lights in my office.


The last few weeks have been very tense - one of my friends that I work with has been awaiting results of a biopsy that could possibly change the course of her life (and not in a good way).  I feel like I have been holding my breath during these two weeks and yesterday we all got a chance to exhale - her tests came back with wonderful results - I can't tell you how happy that I am for her!!  


On top of a scary few weeks, I am in the midst of a motivation problem.  I am trying my best to get my butt moving in all aspects of my life - it's taken some time, but I think I'm starting to see a little light at the end of the tunnel....I have some projects in the works that really have me excited! 


This weekend is going to be a bit of much needed girly pampering, a bit of exploring new places and hopefully catching up with a friend or two with  a chat and a coffee or any old drink will do!  


My little great nephew Mason just turned 7 months old yesterday, and my great niece, Mia is almost 2  months old - time is flying by so fast!


Here's wishing you all a very wonderful weekend.  
Be kind, smile at strangers and enjoy!
xxoo

(photo via here)

3 comments:

Elise - Brocante Prulletjes said...

my first smile today is for you ! Thanx for sharing your story here, I am happy to know there are more people like me ;-))

have a beautiful weekend !

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What a relief for your friend Cathi....her weekend is going to be the best weekend that she has ever had I think !
....and, it sounds as if you are going to have a good one too !
We are so lucky in London to have so many green spaces in such a big city. There's nothing nicer than sitting in a beautiful park with a sandwich and a cup of coffee. XXXX

Lori said...

Although there are no parks near where I work I take my lunch and book outside every day and sit and enjoy the sunshine. I call my picnic table nestled in the trees my library = no talking if you are going to come and sit!
So glad to hear that your friend/co-worker got good news on her test results. It is so hard waiting isn't it.
Have a wonderful girly week-end Cathi! xo

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