It’s been an interesting day…4 February , 2013
…and it’s only 14:00!
My day has been full of talking with people I haven’t talked to in a while.
First thing this morning I saw a friend I haven’t seen in ages driving behind me. We first did a bit of hand signalling, then texting (traffic wasn’t exactly going anywhere right then), and subsequently phoned later to set up a catch up for this coming weekend. I am very excited about this!
Secondly, you may remember way back when (roundabout July last year) Nicola was diagnosed with that blood disorder. I let TGC know in case he wanted to have himself and his older son tested, because I was tested negative for it. He finally replied today, saying that he’s been for the test and is also negative. He also said that he’s sorry to hear that Nicola has it and that he hopes it’s not too serious. A very polite email really, and completely unexpected after so much time has passed. (I am a bit puzzled as to how she would have it if neither of us have it then, but perhaps if we ever have reason to go for more blood tests in the near future I will have to ask them to look into it and restest her just to be sure?). Anyhoo, it was nice of him to let me know - I said thanks.
And then thirdly, I just got off the phone with my pal Vera in the UK! We’ve been friends since grade 1 – I think that probably qualifies her as my friend whom I go the most way back with. What a great chat! I had been thinking about her all week, and decided to send her a message to ask if she was okay. So glad I did that, we ended up having such a great catch up (and she is okay-ish, although she has been less than okay for a bit too). Do you also get premonitions like that about people you care about? Well, that chat just really made my day – it’s been way too long…
Err…I didn’t get much work done between all of these things, but tomorrow is another day and so on.
This photo was taken on Nicola’s birthday last year…one of my favourites for sure.
Highjacking Ouma’s car as she pulled in…
Falling asleep in Oupa’s arms, what a perfect end to a great birthday…