Thursday, July 10, 2008

Frozen Yogurt

I had this great post planned last night. I wanted to tell you how amazing my new stylist is and how great my hair looks. But before I got to my computer I checked my voicemail and was desperate to write about how confused/excited/surprised/shocked I was by the message I had waiting for me from a woman at the school district where I student taught, asking if I was still interested in a music assistant position for which I'd put in an application eons ago. Incidentally, I called this morning and the woman told me they were just finding out who was still interested in positions before they make any moves, so I don't know if there are any music assistant positions available. I told her I was definitely still interested. At the very least I'll complete the interview process.
Dinner preparation distracted me, but I finally sat down to write about all these things. And then my friend B imed to see if I wanted to run to Target with her. My beautiful friend B who I haven't spent time with in a while, partially because I've been busy, and partially because she was out of town for a couple weeks. See, her grandfather passed away. I didn't make it to the funeral because I was sick...that was the day I found out I had mono. I'd wanted to be there for her. I jumped at the chance to see her, my post forgotten. It was a random and fun night. We spent some time at Target, with a brief stop at Bed Bath & Beyond to look at beach towels. She has her first ocean swim training this week. (you can find out more about what she's doing here at her site) We were walking back to the car when she asked if I wanted to get frozen yogurt. We went to this great self-serve place down the hill from our school. They have lots of flavors of frozen yogurt, and a counter full of toppings. You make your own treat, with as little or as much as you want, and you pay by the ounce. It was quite the popular place to be last night, so we took our treats to the tables outside, and sat there talking for over an hour, just catching up. B told me about the week before her grandpa died, and about the funeral. It was wonderful just to listen, to be there. I was privileged to meet her grandpa on a few occasions, he was a very nice man.
B spent the entire week before the funeral scanning photos and putting together a slide show for the reception after the funeral. She put it up for friends and family not in attendance to see, but she had to lower the quality to get it to fit online. After frozen yogurt we went back to her place and I got to see the full quality version. It really was a beautiful tribute.
I love nights like last night. Completely unplanned, but wonderful and fun all the same, even better than having set plans. I had a great time, and it was wonderful to see B, especially since she lives across the street from me. I'm still working this whole balance thing...but I think I may have it figured out. My friend L helped me with that. But that's enough for a whole nother post.
I'll end by sharing a link with you to a place where you can waste many, many hours. B's roommate K sent it to her, and B showed it to me last night. It was amazing. I'm planning to spend a lot of time playing here.


9 comments:

MamaGeek said...

YUM.O. Now I'm off to waste even more time I do not have thanks to that link. :)

Jaina said...

Haha, enjoy! I'm playing there right now. :)

Kellan said...

Good luck on the job. And, I'm glad you were able to spend time with an old friend - that is always such a treat.

Take care - Kellan

Momma Bean said...

Oh, I so need a night like you had with your friend B!

Jaina said...

It really was wonderful, just what I needed. I hope you get time to have one for yourself very soon.

April said...

You are a great friend! I'm sure B appreciated your spontaneous day together. And it sounds like THE perfect day to me: Target, Bed Bath and Beyond AND frozen yogurt?!?! LOL

Jaina said...

Thanks April. :) It was an evening well spent, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and definitely needed it.

Gramma Ann said...

I'm glad to hear the hair cut turned out well. What a fun evening, I always think the times unplanned are the most fun and relaxing.

I just got back from visiting family and friends and am trying to catch up with what's going on in your life. It sounds like you are starting to feel better, at least I hope so.

Jaina said...

I'm glad to know you're back safely, I hope your trip was great. I am feeling much better. I think I may be almost all better, but I need to talk to the doctor and find out how we tell for sure. I'm sick of the "no physical activity so you don't burst your spleen" rule. I feel like such a bum. I want to go exercise, seriously.