Back in August, Universe said that I needed to get back home not only to see nieces but also a good friend who was a lovely neighbor to Mom and Dad. So, I picked a weekend and off I went. Turned out to be just fine – good weather, the “Pumpkin Thingie” (also known as the Giant Pumpkin Weigh off and Regatta), time with nieces for a “girl weekend”, hikes, ice cream, visiting old haunts, and finding new places and having new experiences.
Flights both ways were on time. Only one short delay in O’Hare when a storm passed by. Dawn was a great hostess and I am so impressed with Hannah’s processing of political comments and opinions. She connected her thoughts to the book, Lord of the Flies that her class is reading. We also made some decorations, hiked to The Ledges near Tibbetts Hill, watched the pumpkin float, ate pizza and generally wandered around Goffstown. A visit to the Fellows grave site and past the homes I lived in was just right.
Then a day with elementary school friends. Interesting that we have been friends all these years, even with the gap of college and first adult years as our kids grew up. But, we reconnected easily and stay in touch. Sue F. and Peggy E organized the walk. Diane G. joined us and filled us in on the art work she does. Of course, ice cream was in the offing as long as we could squeeze through the granite sculpture in the park in Concord. Our conversations flowed back and forth, sometimes facetiously and other times with some degree of seriousness…but not too much of that! Later in the evening with Sue F we had some thoughtful discussions which I like.
Sue drove me past my New Boston home on Molly Stark Lane and we met the current owners. The home looks wonderful. Then, off to the cemetery for pictures overlooking the village and fun stories about growing up there. The Yoga House where Sue practices is for sale and what a wonderful place that would be! Tracy would love it.
Tuesday we took in Dunkin Donuts – of course! Then, I drove through windy weather to New London to see Jane White. She looks good and is in good spirits. How glad I was to see David’s and her new home, drive to their property overlooking Mt. Sunapee, eat at Bubba’s on the edge of Lake Sunapee. Mostly, though to do Reiki with her and share energy and healing.
Although being with people so much is hard for me, the trip was good. And, now, time alone is also good.