Last week was a very busy week for me at work - one of the other Secretary's where I work was off sick. Generally what happens when V is off work is that I look after her boss and keep things ticking over for her - which I did again last week. No problems, always happy to do this (that's coz I'm such a nice person). However, last week my job was busy as Monday was a public holiday and as I don't work Fridays (normally) I only had 3 days to do all my work in.... no problem - can do my job with my eyes closed - sort of. The fly in the ointment was that V's boss was going overseas on business so her job was actually very busy. So what do we have at the end of the week - a very tired and worn out Noni.... I also ended up working from home on Friday morning and then went into the office Friday afternoon - see I told you I was a nice person!!
This week will be more of the same except that V's boss is away so I can hopefully catch up on my work and get V's work under control - yep, she is still off work sick this week (she is not a well bunny at all).... so I am multi-tasking / multi-functioning again this week.... oh well, that's what I get paid to do, so I'm not complaining....
Sorry, the point of this post wasn't to rant on about work and how busy I am, nor how my brain has decided to start short circuiting.... I actually wanted to say how wonderful it is to have such caring friends...
On Friday morning I was feeling none too flash and not looking forward to going to work in the afternoon, when I got a lovely boost in the mail. There among all the bills and other non-descript junk that gets put into the letterbox was a lovely card all the way from Emily in Florida *Emmie's Ramblings*. It put a real smile on my face and gave me a much needed boost to get on with the day.... thank you Em, it was really sweet of you to send me the card to say hi, and it did make my day.
|Emily's lovely card|
|Yep, this is what I look like when I need a cup of tea!|
Image found on the web
When this idea for a post starting brewing in my brain, I had a look on the internet for some quotes and sayings about friends. Of which there are so many! There are so many places that we meet people and make friends. Some people are friends for a very short time and some become life long friends. Some friends are in our lives to help us through difficult times and then they or we move on - these friends are often our Guardian Angels in human form. True Friendship can spring from the smallest of moments as does True Love.
I count my blessings that I have such lovely friends - whether they be people I know and speak to personally in the "real world" or be they people that I have met via blogs and online forums and speak to online and through emails. All of these people have opened their lives and hearts to me and others around them. Friends are there in the good times and the bad... friends laugh with you and cry with you - and they are there to give you the hug that you need when things are getting on top of you.
I am lucky to count my husband as my best friend, and my family as friends as well - not everyone in the world has that luxury.
With everything that is going on around the world at the moment we are need our friends more then ever, and hopefully we can reach out with both hands and tie that big golden ribbon around everyone else that needs a friend right now.
Til next time,