Hot caramel rum
I started writing up a draft yesterday morning so I wouldn’t be too tired to write. However, today was really great and so was Saturday. After sleeping off the worst of my hangover we drove out to Kilbirnie, got one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had, bought some supplies and came home. We then made fudge and hot caramel and infused some rum with it. Merchant & Co on Courtenay Place do the best ever salted caramel rum which is a nice nightcap. Then, today we ran some errands, went to the gym, took Loki for a walk and I made dinner for the next two nights. I’m pretty beat now but hey, it’s so worth it.
I signed up to the gym on Thursday, skipped it on Friday to go to our friends house (it was sunny and sun = beer on the deck) and have planned to go after work and since I’m chef here I wanted to get everything organised. Here’s to another week of productivity and hopefully work outs lol.
Little things: my little Shadow Loki; running errands and laxing with JP; cheaper avocados; beginning of strawberry season; getting good feedback from my boss; having my hair braided by Lilli; the place we’re staying at over Christmas and New Years down south; Heroes; warmer weather; sleep ins; My Favourite Murder + This American Life + Undisclosed + Savage Lovecast; clean sheets; planning my Summer wardrobe; and eating better!
Look how skinny we are! I think I lost my jacket that night…
A year ago today, JP and I met. I told myself I wasn’t going to go out that night coz I was low on cash but I really wanted to see my old work mates. Fast forward a bit and I see this gorgeous guy with beautiful straight teeth, a lush beard and a full sleeve of tattoos. Later on that night he approached me out of nowhere on the smokers deck. I thought I’d seen someone I wanted to avoid like the plague and he said ‘Are you watching the cricket’ and I was like ‘uhhhh NOPE…..just thought I saw someone I knew’ and then it was awkward for a bit. We kept chatting and got along really well. I ended up taking him home thinking it wouldn’t amount to anything but we ended up hanging out once a week. It definitely wasn’t easy. There were a lot of get together then break ups until I was bored of it and said Id like to be friends. That didn’t last for long. I still had feelings for the guy and we get along pretty well so it turned quickly went back to the way it was before. It hasn’t been easy but boy was it worth it. He’s a very private kinda guy but I’d like preach his choir a bit.
As I mentioned earlier, 2014 was not an easy year for me. JP stuck through everything thick and thin and was always there to offer perspective and affection if I needed it. He always gave me a nudge in the right direction and has always been patient with me. Even though we have had rough patches the fact that we both wanted to persist is truly the best. Here’s to our nearly first year (properly got together sometime in April) together!