Last week I visited Charlotte, my once home. I loved living there and miss it. Lauren and I even drove by my old house. I loved that house and still love it.
It was such a great week in Charlotte. There wasn't anything fancy about it. I mostly visited with many friends, which is what I went there for.
Monday night Lauren picked me up. It is always so good to see her. She is such a great friend and I'm grateful for the friendship we have. It was freezing when I arrived, but throughout the week it quickly warmed up and turned out to be a beautiful week.
Tuesday we of course had to take a trip to Vera Bradley and TJ Maxx. That evening Karen, Jennifer, Ashley and Noelle came over for a little Lipsense gathering, some snacks and catching up. Oh, what a fun night it was.
Wednesday morning Lauren and I went to see La La Land. It was a fabulous movie, even though I didn't especially love the ending. Definitely will be on my favorite movie list. That night my friend Michael who I use to work with came over to Laurens and we drove uptown. We stopped off at one of my nurses home and visited with her and her darling children. She has a sweet adoption story that I loved listening too. I haven't seen this sweet lady for several years, but we picked up as if it was yesterday. We then went to a party with providers that I use to work with when I lived in Charlotte. It was so fun to see so many people that I use to spend so much time with.
Friday morning Lauren and I met up with my friend Jodia. She use to work the 4-2 shift and I worked 9p-7a every other weekend. Around the time she would be getting ready to leave, we would typically have a few minutes that we could chat. It was just like old times as we sat in a cute little café in my favorite old town Concord. Such a cute Southern town. Oh, it was so wonderful to see her. She was recently diagnosed with stage 1 colon cancer. She has an amazing story, because she also had a melon sized tumor on her ovary, that thankfully turned out to be just a cyst. The cancer was caught only because of the pain that she was having from the mass on her ovary. Bless this sweet friend of mine. My sweet friend Katie stopped by later that weekend. She is fantabulous! Love her so much. Baby number 6 is on her way. So happy for her. 3 boys and 3 girls; so fun.
I have amazing friends. I'm so very blessed to have them in my life. I definitely was directed when I moved to NC.