Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Road Trip!!!

I took time last weekend to spend with an old friend. We took a road trip up to the Berkshires, in Massachusetts. She found a workshop back in May that she thought I would enjoy. The presenter didn't matter--I had heard about this place for years and wanted to see and experience it. Plus, I needed a "girls" weekend!

We left early on Friday to get a jump on the weekend traffic. Armed with water and snacks, we took off, hoping to get there early to explore. The plan didn't work! We were chatting--probably without taking a breath each--and missed the turn off for the the main highway. Here GPS was cranky that day and led us half way across the state of Connecticut. We found a Starbuck's and took a break. Almost 1 1/2 hr delayed, we made it up to our destination, just in time for dinner. We had caught up sufficiently on our lives and were excited about our weekend plans.

Time apart with good, dear girlfriends is a treat. We can be little girls, giggling and having the fun we crave. We can just BE! The connection with friends that are soul friends - our anam cara - isn't ever broken.

We enjoyed the workshop and met some new girlfriends. The trip home was half the time but we sufficiently met all our needs. We appreciate our families and love each one of them -- perhaps more after taking some necessary time out for ourselves.

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Beginnings

A hurricane called "Earl" is due this weekend in our area. The official end of summer, Labor Day weekend, and everyone is scurrying around de-summering their porches, patios and wondering what is going to happen.

The exact science of the weather-people always makes me scratch my head. The TV stations fly their top weather peole all down the East Coast -into the storm center for bigger effect - and then "pffft" --the storm becomes a rain shower of absolutly no consequence whatsoever. Flashlights and milk fly off shelves in the stores and panic has been put into place.

I actually would relish a little storm. As long as the house is warm and there are candles, bring it on! My computer has been charged, so contact with the outside world is possible. I've got a new novel on the shelf and some great meditation CD's(batteries). The possibilities are endless.
It offers me time to reflect on the start of a new season, adding to my Dream Board and looking at dates for some workshops and retreat days.

So far, Earl is looking more like a lamb than the lion they made him out to be. I'm sure God is laughing at us mortals who panic at a little wind. The force that is possible(and we've seen it) couldn't be measured by our "puny" instruments.

Enjoy the change--roll with it and have some fun!