I flew out to Vancouver for work this weekend. Friday started off by meeting this famous blogger who I have the great privilege of calling friend (we work for the same organization):
We hit Robson armed with our credit cards. Don't worry we contained ourselves and kept the damage to small claims. I had a budget set and I undercut it by $100 while still getting all the things on my wish list plus some maple fudge for my boys.
It was a good time that involved a few belini's too. What more could two accountants need for some girl time?
I also got to hang out with this amazing lady:
Cheryl also works with me but lives at least 600 kms away. We have gotten to know each other over email while working on the same project. It's really very neat to meet someone who you've been corresponding with electronically, it's as though you know them already and the meeting face to face is really just a formality. She is as fun as I thought she would be and I can't wait until the next time we are "required" to hang out together for work.
Remember the big project I was once upon a time stressing about? Well it’s done. This weekend was the culmination of it and it’s complete. I cannot express how relieved I am that it’s over. As to whether or not I will have the opportunity to work on it again, well, all I can say is I hope so. It wasn’t as stressful as I thought and I had the best team to work with possible. All’s well that ends well.
And when I got home close to midnight last night, this is the first thing I saw:
Jack had a big surprise that he planned to work on while I was away. This was all his idea. My boy? He gets it! He may sometimes forget and take me for granted but when push comes to shove, he appreciates me. I don't know if my heart could swell any bigger.
I am one lucky Momma who is very happy to be back right where I belong.