There is something so decadent about waking up to the aroma of coffee brewing in the kitchen.
We had a wonderful evening last night and it was a later one than is usual on a Friday evening after a busy week.
It's hard to imagine that we can go out on the town and live it up like we did when we were much younger. Good to know that we haven't forgotten how to have fun!
We were celebrating the fact that I have a new job!
Flowers from my daughter's fellow!
We walked downtown and dined at one of our city's top restaurants and then we hoofed it over to a heritage hotel by the sea and had a bottle of champagne, a gift from my daughter's fellow. I don't like the word "boyfriend" as that does not adequately describe him because he is a man not a boy.
I could have pinched myself as we were sitting on sumptuous leather sofas enjoying the lights of the harbour living it up and savouring the moment rubbing shoulders with international tourists.
As we were leaving we strolled through the convention center and were surprised to see a large group of red headed Lucille Ball look a likes...the Ricky Ricardo's were inside waiting!
It was a dreamy date and such a memorable way to celebrate and mark new beginnings.
New beginnings and the rapid way that change is making an entrance into what was a predictable routine has taken us by storm and I am reeling...
but all in a good way.
Once I started to action change with a new approach to fitness and health, lots of things started happening and there seems to be a domino effect.
The new job is going to be a challenge and one that I am keen to take on. I am ready to embrace a new direction in the late stages of my career and have so many tricks in my bag just waiting...so wait no longer, it's time.
Walking to work is going to be such a bonus.
Not only is it healthier it's greener and cheaper!
I did have to go out and buy some good looking walking shoes that I could wear to work.
(They cost less than 4 Michelin tires for the Volvo though!)
I never need an excuse to buy shoes, who does?
Adrienne over at The Rich Life (on a budget) has done some shoe shopping recently...
she has chosen some lovely colours.
I imagine that you are not surprised that the shoes are black...
Lisa over at Privilege shares a love of black footwear.
She just started a new job and check out how great she looks in her khaki and black.
a little silver bling in the mesh
they are not shoes for the faint of heart
they have serious support and are made by Geox
which has a patent on their shoe building technology.
I am lusting over some Frye boots and tried on some fabulous Ralph Lauren riding boots at Winners...
they are most definitely investment boots...
(cheaper than Michelin's hmmm....)
I just don't know if they are in the budget right now.
The reno is taking most of our cash and still is the number one priority around here.
Lots to think about...
I am taking today as a lazy day to ponder the whirlwind of change that is blowing through the Humble Bungalow.
(I had better get dressed as the plumber will be here in a few minutes!)
I am still the same Hostess
but with a newness that is redefining
how I view my life and the direction that I seem to be going.
Make the most of your weekend whatever you choose to do...
take a leap of faith and shake up your world.