Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 710

Today I pack my little overnight bag and head to my cousin's 40th celebrations at a little country/coastal retreat.  I'm off to a little place called Berry which is apparently the town of trees.

Yesterday I said I was going to paint my day peaceful and calm and blue and green.  I tried to, but I was a bit agitated.  Too much to do and all my to-dos kept bouncing around my brain. I rested my body a little, but I wasn't at peace.  I was restless.

I'm going to try harder today.   If I can't find peace inside my mind at home this morning I will definitely work on finding it as I drive down the Hume Highway this arvo, as I go through Kangaroo Valley and as I drive over a beautiful little scenic mountain with trees that canopy the road.

That drive through Kangaroo Valley brings back beautiful memories.  Memories of the week after my wedding when I drove a mini bus full of my American friends around the coast and parts of the NSW countryside as my new husband went back to work and waited patiently for our delayed honeymoon to start.  That scenic little mountain I talk about up there .... I got stuck driving the bus up that little hill.  It was a bit frightening as we had cars stacked up behind us and I was sweating as I tried to get the bus in gear and not roll backwards.  That was 13 years ago.   I wonder if that little mountain has changed much.  I know I have.  I've grown up a lot since then.

My cousin is a beautiful soul and I am looking forward to her little gathering.  I am also looking forward to the drive.  I might actually stop along the way and smell some roses ... or gum trees .... or cows ... or fudge from the lolly place in Kangaroo Valley ... I'll definitely take photos.

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope it brings you peace ....

PS After writing this post I discovered there had been massive explosions in nearby suburb with huge warehouse/chemical fire and I also discovered emergency alert texts on my phone ... and I had slept through it all!  And here I was thinking I was a light sleeper was practically next door! So much for that peace ...and smelling roses .... all I can smell now is chemicals and burning rubber ...

See here for link on my local news


  1. Have a lovely trip, Leanne!

    I will take your well wishes and endeavour to find peace this weekend. Shouldn't be too hard in this glorious weather.

    SSG xxx

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  2. I remember that turn!!! That was crazy...and I also remember stopping there back in 1989 and we got ice cream!! Boysenberry!! Yum...and the bridge, I remember a bridge...lovely area....

  3. You were the first person I thought of when I heard all about that fire. SO glad you are OK. xxx


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