My very good friend has been trying to find a good time for The Child & I to visit him in his “new” home. Finally we found a few days that worked for us so after a brief visit with my folks on Friday, we headed further up North to visit Jeff.

The visit with my folks Friday was short as dad tired out quickly, but it was good to see him. He’s recovering well though still doesn’t have details on just *what* the growth was on his lung & if it’s something that could return, but the specialists obviously aren’t feeling terribly concerned, so we’re all feeling pretty good about that.

So anyways, The Child & I arrived at Jeff’s about dinner time & he cooked us a delicious dinner, which we then attempted to partially walk off at a nearby park. The next day was rainy at first but it cleared & we got in a full day of sailing in his newest boat. Sunday we took a picnic to the beach & splashed & swam in the bay, then Jeff took The Child on the go-karts.  Out for dinner for the best fish & chips I’ve ever had & then out for ice cream – talk about spoiled, eh?! Kitty-corner to Jeff’s place is a museum which hosts concerts in the park Sunday evenings, and we got back in time to catch a local musician play some tunes on his guitar.

Jeff’s place backs right onto the lake – 20 steps & you’d be standing in it! here’s some of the views from his yard:


Views from the yard

Views from the yard

Yard with a View

Jeff’s been an incredible friend to me for some time now, showing an incredible amount of patience as I’ve wrestled with some big questions around spirituality and trying to sort out crap from my past and well, life, the universe & everything! LOL!

We had a couple of very intense conversations while I was there & I think I’ve *finally* managed to let go of some things … and come home with a sense of renewal.

Needless to say, between one thing and another it wasn’t easy to leave Monday morning! I’m very much feeling fortunate to have a friend like Jeff and to have been given the chance to really enjoy a beautiful place. I’d love to move The Child & I to that area if I could find a job there .. but I’ve definitely hit the point of ANY job would be good right now!



  1. Alexis said,

    July 17, 2008 at 7:16 am

    I am glad that this was a weekend of finding peace for yourself. And that view… wow! I want to move there!

  2. charley jo said,

    July 17, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I am so glad you had a nice time. I thought about you. 🙂

    It is so good to get thatfeeling of being “refreshed”. I think everyone needs that once in a while.



    charley jo

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