Yes, I have lovely new earrings and I've been looking in mirrors all day and marvelling at how pretty they are. This is just one of the good things to happen in what has generally been a rather fab weekend. Friday's BBQ was a great night and I didn't even get too damaged by my shoes. I did however discover that drinking a litre of g&t can give you a headache the next day! Much better than drinking wine though, I was able to function all day and didn't get depressed so that was definitely an improvement.
Saturday saw one of those little life milestones - I had my hair dyed for the first time, only it wasn't to change the colour but to put the original colour back into all the greys. The Great Janine (my name for her as borrowed from Spike in Notting Hill - she is actually called Janine...) did a great job of matching the colour and although I still have a few left it's a lot better. Worryingly she found a great long grey at the back of my head where I haven't had them before - she assures me it wasn't there last time she cut my hair, so the next stage of ageing has clearly set in sometime in the past 6 weeks. I'm going to be having my whole head dyed by the time I'm 25 at this rate!
Anyway, after the hairdressers I went to get my ears checked hence the new ability to wear dangly earrings, and then bought lots of lovely new pairs to celebrate. I also bought a camping chair and a pink stripy sleeping bag! I just can't resist pink things. The shopping was rounded off with 2 new vest tops (green and pink) and that was about the end of fun things for that day. Today was the Chorus concert which I really enjoyed despite the evil woman next to me. I think we sang really well and the audience seemed to appreciate it - the orchestra was excellent too and did a lovely Romeo and Juliet. There were fewer wind players this time so the wind were really tight and together for once, and everyone who had solos did them really well. Sam's timp and tambourine solos were especially good! What will I do without Sam to make me smile in concerts?!
I can't wait for next weekend, which starts on Wednesday night as I'm having 2 days off. Thursday's plan is shopping, baking and packing and then the Gala Concert which as long as it's sunny will be a brilliant evening of picnic and Pimm's, and on Friday it's Thora time! So excited... I even have something fun to do in the working week to keep me going, as I'm going out for dinner with my mum on Tuesday. It'll be lovely to see her and have a nice meal paid for. Life is generally good at the moment; it's always better when I'm seeing my friends a lot and I don't have too much time to sit and think. I'll clearly have to be busy more often!