Got on the last ferry sailing of the night and was home 35 minutes later.
And OWWWW, my back.
Feels like I've been elbowed.
I totally have.
Seriously one of the most physically painful half-hours I've endured in the past year.
She mentioned, after she was done, that I should go have another massage this week, as my back, shoulders and neck are rock hard. (Haha. Like they haven't been that way, for oh, about 20 years...)
But maybe I will heed her advice.
I had zero expectations for what this spontaneous, unexpected weekend would look like.
So everything was a gift.
Including having a travel mate who brought all the food and prepared all our meals. And then spent the first night transforming this:
to make this for me because I have a fat head and hoodie hoods don't stay on when we go for a walk:
And know what else?
I texted Max on Friday evening to see if he'd left yet (he was driving up to Sun Peaks) (parts of my heart have been travelling up and down the Coq all Christmas break. Max and his friends went up on Friday, coming back on Sunday. Drew and Danica will be coming back on Sunday. Clint will be coming back on Monday). I'd heard that there was record snowfalls and they were closing sections of the highway. He said they were in Hope and it was fine ...
Heather asked me if I was worried, and I told her there was nothing I could do 'cept pray that God would keep them all safe.
"Let's do that now, OK?"
"Is it OK if I pray for Max and his friends?"
"Uh, sure. I've already got that covered though..."
"I think we should do this."
And she gets off the couch, turns of the TV, and then, standing there in the middle of the living room, she puts her hand on my shoulder and starts praying for safe travels for my boy.
If you do not have friends in your life that will do this with/for you - you totally need to find some. Or ask God to send one your way.
Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Fun, relaxing, conversation-filled, inspiring, laid back weekends away.
2. This corner of the world.
3. And I am thankful for writers. Writers of books (just finished Allegiant. Thank you Veronica Roth) and writers of screenplays.