Monday, June 7, 2010
Weekend away with the girls
However, in the spirit of sharing my life with you, I don't want you to miss out on the fun stuff (even if it is only vicariously). Perhaps it will give you hope for the future.
I flew to Melbourne, stayed in an apartment in the city for three nights with a group of women that I was in a book group with for many years. Quite a few of our number don't live in Sydney so it was a reunion in lots of ways.
We walked and walked and talked and talked! I like walking especially if there are lots of interesting, new things to look at (and it does not involve whining children). My favourite was our outing to the State Library of Victoria. I wouldn't have even known about this library except that Rowan downloaded this picture onto my screen saver and I have been staring at it for months. It was lovely to see it for myself. Next stop the British Library? ... one can dream.
We also ate a lot - at strange times. Dinner at 9, lunch at 3, breakfast at 9. Bizarre to have time so fluid. My life is crazily full and structured normally.
And once again my introvertedness (is that even a word?!) showed itself to me. Three days with other adults was full on for me. These are dear friends who I have a lot in common with and learn so much from so it shouldn't have tired me. Where has that conference junkie disappeared to? Strange ...
I did the spend the weekend in awe of the amazing capacity of these women to serve their families, their churches, their workplaces. Inspiring.