I don't know if it happens in your workplace but in mine, every Friday, drinks are served at 4:30 pm. There are a variety of drinks. Beer, wine, ginger beer, cider, carbonated drinks, juice, and other beverages. Of course we've got chips and nibbles too. I shall remember to take a photo one of these days so you can literally picture it out. So anyway, every Friday people get together and the usual question is, "What are you doing for the weekend?" Now, my boyfriend's friends who have kindly adopted me usually get together on weekends and have a house party somewhere. But not this weekend. This weekend was all about staycation. So it makes sense that my answer was, "We're going to have a quiet weekend."
Disclaimer: There shall be no photos of this weekend though as my phone is dead and my cable is at work.
So anyway, how do quiet weekends go with me and my awesome boyfriend? For starters, last Friday we went to watch Underworld (the 4th and latest of the series) in 3D as we got a movie voucher that we have been forever planning to use. Now, this movie is a good watch if you are the action flick kind. Not me though. So as much as I enjoyed my boyfriend's company the movie was so-so.
Saturday was supposed to be the day the "weather bomb" will hit Auckland. The weather was a bit bipolar that day. Sudden heavy downpour of rain and then sunshine and then repeat sequence but add varying degrees of wind. I drove all the way to Manly in that weather to see my GP (general practitioner doctor) who had not-so-good-news about increasing my medication by 25 micrograms. But he did sign my medical health certificate so I guess I'm still a fully functioning individual. Anyway, when I got home, we decided to go grocery shopping. I like grocery shopping it's as therapeutic as leisure shopping except you're meant to buy things you'll consume so it's more fulfilling. Then we decided to do a bit of biking and then played games on our PS3 until sleep time. My favorite games are: Modnation Racers and Little Big Planet 2. Let it be known that this is the first time I touched the controllers since we moved to this house.
Then Sunday came. I make it a point to go to church on Sundays. I'm happy to report that I've gone to church for the past five consecutive Sundays. After mass, I always feel light and happy so I bake or cook. Today I baked a banana cake which my boyfriend said was an effort that paid off. His mum gave me a cookbook last Christmas so I've been trying to make stuff. Anyway, while I was cleaning, I didn't realize that I cut myself and smeared blood in the cupboard. How gross. For the rest of the afternoon, we went biking again and did a beach walk at Takapuna. Mark thought I deserved an ice cream so I got the chocolate with honeycomb ice cream at a quaint little cafe where one scoop costs $4.50. Now the thing with spending money here is to never give in to the temptation of converting currencies as you'd end up feeling like you've been ripped off.
To cap off, I had a great weekend but if someone asks me tomorrow, I probably won't go into so much detail and just say it was a good one. There should be more staycation weekends like this.
Today we jogged around the neighborhood after I went home from my volunteer work. Yes, I'm a volunteer and I do this once a week because I thought it would be nice to give back to the community. But that merits another blog entry so... anyway, THE jog. The boyfriend and I are planning to join a fun run next month so we're doing some preparations for it. (And I'm also planning to walk to work before the fun run).
Anyway, we saw a very pretty sight with the moon casting a shadow on the sea. It was eery and magical at the same time. He only had his phone camera with him so this is the only photo we have:
The photo doesn't give it much justice but you get the gist though. The moon was completely mesmerizing. Apparently my friend also took a photo.