Eight nights and 9 days away!
Some of my current co-workers will travel to their second home in the United States, some will stay put. Perhaps those that don’t stray from Saskatchewan will spend time at their lake front retreat. Many are content to be at home and accomplish projects that perhaps have been on hold for months.
The latter is something I probably should consider, but not a chance I am going to do that.
Vacation time, is off / down time and it gives me a solid week plus to reconnect with friends that are like family.
I am so blessed to have forged these friendships. Families that are growing up before my eyes and continue to included me in their daily activities. It is pretty cool to know they trust you with their kids, their pets and their property.
This trip, I was able to re-connect with a friend that now reside in New Zealand. The visit was short but it was a time to catch up and definitely an opportunity for my friend to relax and refresh as she was moving her mother from the West Coast to Edmonton.
As our lives change; either to become more complex or are simplified, we should all take time to keep friendships alive and vital. Friendship should be cherished and held in high regard.
As one said to me, “Never worry, I get you!” A lot of people don’t!
So to the Schaabs, the Patricks, Cherise, Lyla, Barry & Christine, Laurie, Grace, Cole and Steve, Robin and all of you I ran into in some form or fashion over those crazy few days of Memorial Cup and other “road-trip” adventures – THANK YOU! I love all that you bring to my table and I hope I give back to you in some small way.
Maybe a day will come when the locks will be changed, so … thanks Arlene and Don – here’s to having a solid family network near and far.