On the one hand, I made it… on the other, it was not all that much fun 😦 1 year olds are not the best camp companions but I think the bottom line is Lilies is not my war.
I talked myself into going to see a friend from the east who was going out. I knew a few weeks ago that Lars could not come and I convinced myself that I could do it all and the reality is that I can, I just don’t enjoy it all. Lilies is always damp and very very hot but I can actually remove one of my fears of not knowing anyone because really, I ended up seeing a whole bunch of people I knew and actually saw people I never got a chance to properly visit with. If I squint I can find many positives but they are along the lines of spending time with Niamh, not working for a few days, and seeing people ~ everything else was not so fun. Like I said, I made it but only with the help of G and the good luck that Niamh was in a mostly good mood most of the trip.
One distinct positive was the car ride conversations with G where I clarified a whole bunch of things for myself. Something about an intellegent sounding bord really helps clarify a situation and find the solution. My biggest breakthrough is in the role of the Rose (former royality) and how I would like to see the order grow in Northshield. Personally I am going to start a few things nomatter what and I’m hopeful that some of the other roses will join me and at the very least I am crossing my fingers none activally block my idea (wow, when did I get so paronoid?).
On the home front, fathers day was on the stinky side. Poor Lars had a mandatory dojo clean up where he had to scrub the mats because there has been a mild yet annoying fungus going around. Niamh and I hung out and we intended to go to the park with Lars but about 15m after he got home it started to rain. To top it off we had to set up our tent since it was wet coming home and the canvas was so tight that one of the spokes flung out of the hub and whacked me in the face (nose to be exact). We gave up after it started raining, the tent was up enough and they predicted sun on Monday so we viewed the rain as a cleaning effort and we will put it away tomorrow nice and dry. The one success of the day was a very yummy cake; culinary circle chocolate moose – highly recommend.
This week is ‘normal’ work every day and I just got home from class. Thursday I hope to have my journals posted, they are in note format. The teacher is a never ending font of half good advice and he really just gets annoying but at this point the class is nearly half over. My group is fabulous and we got an A on our first assignments. I’m very glad to be working with such a competent group 🙂
Well, its late, time to get ready for bed