Friday, October 12, 2007

Aidan's parents sent me a card, which I got in the post today... They're so very sweet, I just love 'em to bits.

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It has been a long week. Home has been lonely and empty and quiet, work has been strange and sporadic, and this morning's typical Melbourne rain was the type that depresses rather than washing troubles away. The other day I spent ten minutes standing in the kitchen staring at the salt. I don't know why, it was just there and I didn't have anything better to do. Or at least, nothing I could be bothered doing.

On the plus side, I did have a very nice afternoon out with Andrew yesterday, despite the drizzle and his tartan umbrella! Although most of the time I spend with Andrew is light-hearted and fun, there is something solid and dependable about his friendship that seems to make everything ok, at least for a little while. So thanks Andrew, we'll have to do that again a few times before one or both of us is gone.

Things are going to get very strange before too long. Aidan and I will both be living in Canberra by March next year. Other friends are already scattered around the country, and overseas. Still others are intending on moving away from Melbourne in the forseeable future. A once-constant group of friends is slowly but surely being split up, and although I know that's just life and these things happen, I'm not at all sure I like it. God knows I'd stay in Melbourne if the choice was mine alone. The things you do for love, indeed.

I'd better stop. I'm getting salt-water in my tea, and that's a crisis far worse than any outlined above. I'm a tea-purist - no milk, no sugar, and certainly no salt!


Keshi said...

how sweet of em!

**Aidan and I will both be living in Canberra by March next year

thats closer to me :)

anyways Stace, changes happen in life and friends move ard...but friendships dun.


Lletna said...


I'm always available at the other end of the phone!

Aid's parents are so sweet to send you a card!

We need to catch up next time I am in town - having a couple of weeks holidays in between jobs - so should have some spare time - but I would always make room for you anyway!


Menchie said...

Very sweet of your in-laws to send you a card. You're lucky that you have a good relationship with them.

Canberra, huh? Change isn't always exciting but I find the prospect of a changing environment exciting most of the time.

Jewel said...

It sounds like you have wonderful in-laws, Stace, for which you can be so thankful, hm? I hope it helps to know that I am here, just an email away from you, if I can be of help in any way. So, it sounds like a move is in the works, hm? Change can be good, especially if you do it together. Me? Change does not come so easily or readily as I get older. I love the sameness of everything these days. Though I'm still game for a mild adventure now and again. *smile* ((HUGS))