Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Easter weekend I was invited to spend time with really great friends outside of the city. I jumped at the chance and drove out / ferried out, to the small island where they live on Saturday afternoon. They had the BBQ all set up, and the other guests had arrived by the time I got there. There was plenty of mixing, mingling and seeing a few people I haven't seen in a very long time. The group of us ended up talking the night away, swapping stories, and sharing advice in front of the fire as it slowly went out.
I know I've said it here before but I don't think I'll ever be the ideal city person. I love being able to get away on the weekends. It was so nice to leisurely wake up on Sunday and go for a walk down to the beach. They even brought the fishing rod, just in case. I'm trying really hard to appreciate where I live now, because part of me knows that I'll end up outside of any big city. I appreciate the easy, casual lifestyle so much more than the hustle that's often associated with living in a city.
After our beach walk I packed up and drove back to my parent's to celebrate Easter. I loved being able to spend time with one of my oldest friends and her main squeeze. They were great hosts and I can't wait until the weather is a little bit warmer and we can spend more time lounging on the deck and relaxing by the beach.
When I got back to my parent's I took Lua for a long run. I've found this happening more often in the past few months than before, but running has been helping me to calm me down more than wind up. I might have a million thoughts racing through my mind, but by the end of a good run with Lua my thoughts are quieter. Dinner at my parents was delicious. We had halibut, roasted potatoes, shrimp topped with crab, green beans, garlic knots, and plenty more. It was a great holiday spent enjoying my friend's and family's company and taking in the sights.