What a dreary day! When I woke yesterday morning, the rain was pouring, the fog was setting in, and the temperature outside was chilly. But I wasn’t going to let that dampen my spirits, because I was headed to Charlottesville to see Chan!
Even though we chat everyday on the internet, via email and blogs, it is still wonderful to catch up in person. Our go-to lunch spot for a while now has been Thai 99 II. The food is amazing (yummy curry tofu!) and I love the purple walls. Besides the wonderful food and company, I was able to deliver Chan’s Christmas gifts in person. I hate to mail something if I can drive a short way and visit the person instead.
This was also a chance to celebrate another milestone for me. I’ve officially lost 25 pounds, and I’m feeling fab! Chan understands the triumph; she’s a fellow Weight Watchers member. It is wonderful to be able to celebrate with folks who understand, who have been there themselves.
I was at the mall, shopping with Mom last night, when I decided to visit one of my favorite stores, New York & Co. I was shocked not only at the size of the dress (the last time I wore a size 10? I can’t remember.), but that it was 60% off. And the shoes? Oi! Fab three-inch pumps that I can’t drive in, but make me feel like a diva.
Now, back to our story. After lunch, Chan took me to Laughing Sheep Yarns, to let me pick out my Christmas present. How sweet is that? They had some lovely yarn (Spud and Chloe!), but I settled on some beautifully soft lace weight. Findley, a new line of lace weight by Juniper Moon, is bound to be used up before the first half of the upcoming new year is over.
Thank you, Chan, for the wonderful afternoon! It’s always a pleasure!