Sunday, October 25, 2009

They Do!!

My Pink Chili is A Bride To Be.

Chili and Einstein are getting hitched this week.
Hooked. Tying the knot. Saying 'I do'. Taking the plunge. Getting legal.

My girl's getting married!!

We just got done with her bachelorette party.
The naughty cupcakes. They were delicious. *grin*
The charades...who knew they were more fun when played on a girly high?
The tiki puka pukas. Wooooohooooo!!!
The clubbing. 7 girls. Yes, we were quite a sight.
The limo. We were transformed into a bunch of giggly 15 year olds in there!
Breakfast the next day. Yummm.
All her close friends, from different times in her life - we got along like a house on fire! Guess she was the 6 degrees that separated each of us.
Her special 'Pink Chili' magnet. Just from me.

Now we're practicing for a dance for her wedding.
I've met friends and family I'd only heard of before.
We had a blast yesterday - laughing, dancing, giggling, getting to know each other.

This coming week is going to be crazy.
It's going to be noisy, loud, colorful, festive, prayerful.
Her folks are going to get emotional at the least expected times.
Lummy and I are going to watching her like hawks - just to make sure she looks picture perfect all the time, just the way she should.
Einstein and her will have their moments...which will be just theirs, which they'll remember for a long, long, long time.

Yes, my girl's getting married.
She is :)
I think I may cry!

Monday, October 12, 2009

'Coz you're there for me too.

I'm back :)

It was a good week work wise, but I'm beyond tired and it's taking me some time to get back to normal. It was fab to see dude at the airport though. The angels sang and hearts popped all round. *grin*

I'm thoughtful today. So make of this what you will.
Life is like a little town in Italy.
Some times, you're walking through narrow, cobbled streets where you stop every now and then to peep into quaint little shops or fish out your camera to capture a moment that makes you stop in your tracks. Other times, you wander into a piazza peppered with flower and pizza stalls, fountains and street lamps.
Both equally breath-taking, both equally beautiful.

We've got many friends, Dude and I. And I've come to realise that some may need us more than others. I've also come to realize that some may value this friendship, more than others.
Yes, these are lessons you learn in life - blah blah blah. But today was different.

What brought it on? I'm not sure really.
Perhaps something that suddenly placed itself gently on my peaceful pile of tolerance...kinda like a cherry on 2 scoops of vanilla ice-cream, floating in chocolate sauce. Yeah, I've made my peace with it..but I do intend on being a bit more careful.

You're my friend and you are important to me. I will find you when you don't need me, in your piazza, surrounded by your 100 friends. I will smile and hug you, even when I know you're only being cordial and you're eager to get back to the momentary 'in' crowd.
I will also find you, when the chips are down. When you worry and are not sure of yourself...and you choose to sit alone, in a narrow street somewhere.

We're always here if you need us. But friendship, is to be valued. And I think we've all watched enough movies on the subject, to know that by now, si?

So till later...I'm watching you.
*points 2 fingers at you...then points to eyes*

Friday, October 2, 2009

Leaving on a jet plane..

..but I know I'll be back in a week.
You'd think being an only child, I'd be used to being alone.
I'm going to be on a week long business trip. *sigh*
There is a bit of me that's looking forward to it though. The girly bit is looking forward to the hotel rooms and the prettiness and the hot chocolate by the bed. And oooh, not to mention the ginormous bathrooms with great prospects for soaking in hot, scented, blissful baths. (Pats, you've sold me on this idea!!) I shall enjoy the packing - choosing outfits, jewellery and matching shoes. Yes, girls are like that.
The adventurous bit of me is looking forward to meeting new people, seeing the new office set up, giving my first set of trainings. Catching a quick cuppa with friends at famed local coffee shops, walking the streets for the hidden cheap shoppers paradise, visiting the restaurants, well known for their curries, tikkas and samosas.
I'm waiting to get on the back of a bike, driven by a girl I've never met before, but have known for 2 years. Oddly enough, I trust her.
The silent bit of me is looking forward to some alone time. Reading, soaking in previously mentioned glorious tub- just chilling. Luckily, the silent bit of me is amongst the smallest.
The friend in me though, is waiting to get back and plan Chili's Hen Night. Hear about the outfits, see the invitations and calm the stray and frazzled 'bride to be'nerves.
I shall not see Pats before she leaves for her trip and I shall only meet her after 2 solid weeks. I shall miss her.
I shall miss morning coffee in the office with Zee.
I shall miss e-mails chats with Pooh girl and bursting into brief giggling fits.
But most of all, the Rose in me will miss dude. It's not going to be easy to fall asleep without that familiar shoulder under my head. I shall miss the morning coffee and drive, the peace I feel when I see him at the end of the day. I shall even miss playing Gears of War with him. (yes, this is recent. It is, but a bloody game.) I shall miss the dinners, the sofa, the hugs and the kisses.
Yes, I know it's only a week, but I'm thankful for all the things I'm going to miss.
I am blessed : )
Till later.