Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Weekend Thoughts on a Weekday

This week has been quite a week... already. So, it really makes me happy to see in my planner (which is full of work-related scratch-outs, reschedulings, meetings, trainings, etc) that this Saturday has a neatly written "Melting Pot with friends" on it. Hallelujah. It really couldn't have come at a better time.

I've been fortunate enough to meet some really great work colleagues, who have turned into some really great friends. So this weekend (for the second time), Randy and I are going out with our friends Marianne and her husband, Jorge. Last month, we all enjoyed some really great tapas at Cafe Madrid, which then led to listening to some tunes at a local bar afterwards. This month (ooo so excited), we're headed to my favorite restaurant... the Melting Pot. Delicious. Everything about it is awesome - drinks, cheese fondue, salad, the main course meats, & to-die-for chocolate fondue. And with great food will come good conversation... Marianne and I are both speech therapists, afterall.

I'm also excited for this Saturday, because I bought Marianne's children (Jennasey & Mateo) my favorite children's book, Unlovable. Jennasey (an awesome 8-year old who is one of the few children who could convince me that having kids is a good thing...) came over one afternoon with Marianne, and we all made glass pendants. She fell in love with our pugs, so I thought it was fitting that I give her the book, which is all about a pug named Alfred. So cute. A good lesson. I know they'll love it.

Unlovable (Owlet Book)


Anonymous said...

Oh! So cute!! So nice that you have friends in the area - it's something we're working on, obviously - if you've seen our new post. Nice that they have good kids too :) It's hard to even imagine having any when you have *no* experience with friends, relatives, etc... that have good examples of young families to relate to! YUM on that Tapas place -- bookmark it for the next time we're in town!

jb.little said...

I know, right!?!

Mandi said...

Terrible lesson! Really, we have to be like each other to be friends?! I don't think so. I'm friends with you, afterall :0) Have a fun weekend!

jb.little said...

No.. that's not the lesson at all! You missed the boat on that one :) It's all about not caring what others say about you and being happy that your true friends love you the way you are. Like I love you the way you are, forever friend.