Friday, December 16, 2005
so it is....
One of my stops on the way to Hanmer.... historic walk where there was once a train track.
Another fairly quiet week away.
Got to catch up with J&J up in Nelson. Actually ended up going out there after work and gardening with them. Nice to have company and people to talk to for a while. Plus - my favourite time of day to be out there pulling out the weeds - early evening/dusk.
I'd made some whipped shortbread to take up for some clients and for them. So we sat out on the deck and had high tea.
Ains has been wanting me to meet a friend of hers up there for ages. A guy that she did her nursing training with. We finally got to go out and have coffee together. Kind of funny meeting some stranger again, like that. I haven't been brave enough to meet someone that I don't know in a long time. (Does that make any sense?) I guess my self confidence is still hanging around my ankles. It's not that I don't love meeting people either. Anyway.... it was nice meeting him, and knowing that there is someone else I can ring when I'm up that way. We sat over coffee and talked music for pretty much the whole time. He had even managed to get tickets to the U2 concert. hehehe. alas, was not gentlemanly enough to ask if I would like to go with him.
I got back yesterday in time to help Ains out with her Mexicana party. Was complete madness when she eventually got home. Jackie and I were abit miffed - but managed to pull everything together, and she had a great night which was the aim. Just realised again how differently we all deal with situations, and how different our gifts are too.
Now... I'm zonked! And meeting a friend from teacher's college days for breakfast bright and early tomorrow. Really looking forward to catching up. I've asked if I can do some reading programmes with his class next year - just so I don't completely forget what I learnt... should the desire to ever teach again come and hit me over the head. I don't think it's likely.... though I have been thinking about the whole youth worker type stuff again. Nothing serious - promise. Just thoughts.
Lots of thoughts. And I'm really just looking for that light.... at the end of the tunnel.
Anything I've ever done that was ultimately worthwhile.... initially scared me to death.