Open day went well today! Woohoo! Almost everything worked out perfectly and I actually enjoyed the day. Now if only I got an extra day off in lieu...well at least I will be paid time and a half for my work. However, the best thing about today was being picked up by my mum and going for dinner with her and dad, and Poppa and Vi. We went to the Beefeater in Kenilworth for safety (old people and eating out etc) and had a fab time. Poppa ordered 2 bottles of wine of which I had lots, and it was yummy because it came from the Mosel valley - yay for Mosel wine. I also made the mistake of drunkenly ordering an enormous chocolate sundae which was delicious but somewhat derailed the weight loss plan! I probably put on the pound I lost last week tonight. Ah well. I tried my dress on again yesterday and it still fits so I should be fine as long as I'm good for the next two weeks and buy the M&S magic knickers! I'm off shoe, bag and knicker shopping tomorrow which is all good.
I'm generally feeling really happy and content at the moment. I'm totally in control of my life and am running everything according to my own rules which is great, and I'm just blessed with wonderful friends and a really happy state of mind. I love my job, I love my home, I love the town where I live and I love my little routines. I also love the simple joys in life, like singing wonderful music on a Thursday evening (Beethoven 9), having a girly giggle and gossip over a meal and a glass of wine (Lu, you're fab!) and sitting in a warm cosy room with a glass of something nice, reading a good book and generally being as happy as it's possible to be. Today I remembered again how glad I am to have finally made it to that place where I can chat easily with friends and strangers alike, while feeling completely confident in myself and my abilities, and feeling fabulous and professional in a size 12/14 suit! All those years of feeling outside at school, with rubbish hair and terrible clothes, have made me the strong independent person I am now and allow me to appreciate today all the more. Twenty-something is most definitely the best age to be! I am both happy in the now and excited to look forward to the future. Life - bring it on!