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Saturday, July 20, 2013

My Best Friend Visits ... Maybe ... Yes!


Seeing Byron Bay was on her bucket list. She flew there from Melbourne on Thursday. On Friday morning I saw a post on Facebook declaring that she was about to walk to the lighthouse. Friday is my busiest day, but I found a minute to text her: 'The lighthouse is a bloody long walk. Get vehicular access.' She replied that she had now realised that, and had hired a car for the day.

At dinner time I got another message, to say that she had got lost on her way back to where she was staying, and been badly scared on dark, unfamiliar country roads. She eventually found her way back, but the stress had brought on her fibromyalgia and she wasn't going to be going anywhere tomorrow (i.e. today, Saturday). I was supposed to go get her and take her to The Crystal Castle, which is beautiful. She was to spend the weekend with me, then go back to Byron, meet up with other friends and see more sights. 

Last I heard, she was seriously contemplating going home instead. She says she will have to assess herself day by day. 

'BB sucks,' she texted. I agreed that it does. Once it was delightful; now it has traffic jams. I stay away from it as much as possible. I guess it would still be good if you wanted a surfing holiday. But we are having a cold, wet winter. Surely not even the tourists would be swimming at present.

I have suggested that I fetch her for a quiet day with me instead, and we see the Castle on Sunday if at all. I hope she managed a good night's rest. I await her phone call.

Later:

She has shakes and aches today, so texted an apology and will have a quiet time sitting on the beach or browsing in bookshops, not talking to anyone. 

Perhaps this is the holiday she really needs, rather than sight-seeing.and socialising. (I know how busy she is in Melbourne, with many responsibilities.)

As for me, I've seen both her and the Castle quite recently, so I can be philosophical. I've had a lovely, lazy morning instead, which I probably needed too, enjoying poetry and coffee. Soon I am off to see local friends in their art studio in town (The Sauce Studio) and pick up my new Tupperware which they took delivery of for me.

We shall see what tomorrow brings.

Later still:

She's feeling much better, and tomorrow will bring a visit from her to my place for the day. We'll have a good catch up, talk Tarot and Reiki, and generally have a great time. She has found another friend to go to Crystal Castle with on Wednesday.  It's all perfect.  *Smile*.




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15 comments:

  1. Hi Rosemay ~~ I am glad that your best friend is better today. We really cannot predict just how our older years will treat us, can we?

    We spent the after Christmas and the first two weeks in January doing NZ, Tasmainia, and Aus up to Sidney. There we spent four lovely days and three comfortable nights. We didn't make it to Byron Bay although that visit was a possiblility.

    Today I am just being lazy too, here visiting in London. Thank you for peeking in on me. If you return you could go generic (http://jimmiehov.blogspot.co.uk/), scroll down and visit my kids (sorry a dog and a cat post come first).
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    1. Thanks, Jim. I have been to look at your kids and left a comment there.

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  2. Oh ! I don't remember being in this blog lately Rosemary or am I just too distracted ? It's nice to see that you'll share a very good time with your best friend. I have cards tarot done one or twice with a old friend, I was taking him there and the woman asked me if I wanted to try and I did. Honestly I wasn't taking it seriously so I can't remember a thing that has been told, but my friend was a regular client and she was nice to talk to.

    I heard about Reiki but couldn't explain what is it exactly...Oops !!!

    Anyway happy SWS to you !!!

    Grace

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    1. Grace, you likely would not have seen this blog before. It was actually my first, but since then I have created a ridiculous number!

      My friend and I are both Reiki Masters (teachers) and professional Tarot readers. Reiki is energy healing, where the practitioner is able to channel the universal energy to the client.

      Happy SWS to you too!

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    2. Yes indeed, I didn't noticed this blog before Rosemary. Fine, so you must be into meditation as well I guess. It's good to know. I will try to find some articles about Reiki to learn more about it. Thanks for your answer and hope to see you on saturday.

      Grace

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  3. Hope your time with her is pleasant!

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    1. Thank you. It's sure to be; always is. :)

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  4. I hope you both have a wonderful time. :)

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  5. I love it when a plan comes together! (in the end :) )

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  6. Hope you have a lovely time :)

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  7. I happy for you that you get to spend some time with your friend and that she is feeling better.

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  8. This sounds what my life is like. I make plans, they change, and change again. I am glad for you it worked out in the end.

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    1. Ha ha, I guess that's life - for many of us much of the time.

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  9. The whimsies of life - re-arranging our routine or proposals - often have a habit levelling and inspiring more than what we intended! So lovely that this one has a happy ending!

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  10. Thanks to you all for the good wishes. We did indeed have a lovely day together!

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