This past weekend I had a lot of fun. Old friends came down to New Glarus to audition for my sister-in-law’s movie and we got to see them for awhile. I’ve been finding that this year I am attracting old and new friends back into my life. Rebecca and Kenton are very upbeat, centered kind of people, and Rebecca was the one who inspired me to take up bellydancing three years ago. It was really nice to reconnect. 🙂 We went to Albion to take a tour with them and see Lars’ projects.
I do have to say that it is pretty remarkable that Leif’s family is so creative. One of his brothers owns a wedding videography business, his sister owns a sword company, and Lars has become a fairly talented armorer. And of course, Leif makes teeth! 🙂 (And then there’s that whole music thing, too. . . )
Afterwards, Leif, Rowan, and I stopped at a small park and absorbed sunshine for awhile. It felt so good to hear the sun and wind again. We walked for a long time and stopped at a stream, where Rowan dipped her hands in and felt the current.
And then, I went out later that night to Marlene’s house for a raucous night of Twilight and wine. That is the kind of movie to watch with a bunch of women and play a running commentary. Marlene has an Italian winemaker friend that sends her cases of wine–I have not had that kind of great wine in awhile. It is the kind you just want to eat. I stayed out late and had a great time.
I feel like Spring has come at last. I’m ready to let go of all the weight I’ve been dragging around. I’m ready to get my shit together. I wish I could be stronger when things are hard, but I willing to work on that. Having good friends helps with that.