Happy Friday: Retirement Party, Officially Spring-time, A Panormous Pizza, & Cynthia Lennon's Autograph

It's Friday again! Happy Friday, friends! I hope this calls for taking it easy on your work day / school day / regular day ;)

Retirement Party

A few weeks ago, Brian's dad officially retired. His coworkers held a little celebration for him and last Friday, his family had planned a beautiful dinner for the close friends and family at their favourite golf club.

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Brian's mom took some beautiful photos on her iPad that I'm yet to post from her. More to come!

* Edited - Added Catching Up - A Night Out

Last weekend, I went out with a few friends that I hadn't gone out with in quite awhile! I used to work with a few of these ladies in the grocery store and as much as I disliked the job, I'm so happy I found a great friendship in these lovely gals.

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My good friend, Michelle and I were "twinning" in our plaid tees! (not planned!)

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Joanna insisted we pose for selfies.

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We headed to Grace O'Malleys and danced to a few good tunes.

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Spring Has Sprung

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Spring-time has finally and officially arrived! Last Sunday was such a gorgeous day outside that while cat-sitting, my sister and I decided to have our breakfast out on the picnic table (yummy pancakes!)

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Cartney enjoying the serenity of the warm weather.

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Lenny loves his swing!

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Then we splurged for a Panormous pizza from Pizza Hut; delish, to say the least! ;)

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The sight of new sprouts growing every spring always makes me happy! Plus it still amazes me that no matter how brutal or harsh a Canadian winter was before, these guys still manage to blossom every spring-time.

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Even near my work the other day, I was happy to walk around on my lunch break. The neighbourhood was quiet and beautiful in the sunlight.

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And I was very happy to see these pretty little flowers starting to grow in:

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I perched a seat on a park bench here, read for a bit, and just took in the fresh air and gorgeous day at this park. There were kids playing soccer, people jogging, and lots of dogs out!

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Cynthia Lennon Autograph

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I was very sad to hear about the sudden passing of Cynthia Lennon. She was my favourite Beatles' wife and I loved her second book. I set out on a mission and searched the internet far and wide hoping to lay my hands on an autograph of hers for a decent price - and you wouldn't believe, I found one! From AbeBooks.com, I found a nice chap there who was selling a limited edition of her book, hand-signed by Cynthia for a very decent price. I knew if I didn't leap on this offer right away, someone else surely would. It arrived in less than two weeks! I am very happy to add this great piece of history to my Beatles collection.

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Happy weekend to you all! What are your plans for the time off?

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(Down below: Somya shops for shorts as she plans out her trip to Costa Rica! Very fashionable, don't you think?)

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