Sunday, March 18, 2018

Young Women

Friday after work I stopped at the Carvolth Bus Loop to pick up the first one, then over to a Walnut Grove basement suite to pick up the other.

Three of us were heading up to the lake for a quick get-away. They're both young women from Nice, France. 
I'm old me, from 'round here. 

As per usual when I show up with friends on Friday night, we throw whatever we're contributing to supper on the table:

Hahaha. I contributed the grapes and the pitcher of water. Alex baked gluten-free, sugar-free, diary-free muffins and Anne brought a crust-less quiche (roasted vegies in egg). We sat and ate and talked for hours. They're French and this is how they do dinner. Twas all kinds of awesome. 

What do young women talk about these days?
Value of friendships. 
Importance of family. 
Faith. Community. 

Such rich conversation; so good for the soul.

And then we watched a movie. 
Anne had never seen Julie and Julia, nor did she have any idea who Julia Childs was, and because we'd talked about blogging (I'm encouraging both of them to start), and because Amy (one of our work-mates) started a Julie/Julia type blog by baking and blogging her way through the Great British Bake Off book and we've been enjoying her efforts, AND BECAUSE THIS MOVIE IS SET IN FRANCE AND THEY ARE BOTH FROM FRANCE - it was the perfect movie choice. 

Don't you love it when movies are inspiring? 
This one was. 
For all of us. 
Mostly about blogging, but also about goals. 

By 12:30 they were off to bed and I stayed up to putter and think. 

As per usual on these weekends when I go away with friends, I come downstairs late in the morning (some might call it noon). 

The girls were out walking, so I took a pic of the table where one of them had been sitting earlier. 
Scenes like this challenge me to up my Bible-reading game. 

Nothing so pretty as a marked-up, colourful, underlined Bible. 

When they came back, we all found a spot to be alone. Together. 
Ahh. We be introverts. And we introvert very well together. 

Because there was a splotch of sunshine on the deck, I sat here:

Not realizing that my companion, less than a foot away, baking in the sun, 

was a dead bird. 

Ah. The circle of life. 
I had been awakened just hours before by a wood-pecker pecking at the metal flashing around my window (sounds like machine gun fire in case you're wondering) and I wished him dead. I'm pretty sure this wasn't the guilty 'pecker - but maybe one of his friends? 

Anyway, after lunch, we packed up to head home, stopping first at the other end of the lake for a look-see, then a lengthier stop at Vedder Trail for a walk in the sunshine. 

Weekends should be longer. 

Three things I'm thankful for:

1. Inspiring lives of young women who are brave and adventurous and willing to continue their stories in new countries far from home. 

2. Weekends with sunshine and stillness and sweet company.

3. Sermons with a surprise ending. Haha. A new twist at the end of the Abraham/Isaaac story that I'd never pondered before. LOVE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS. Listen to Northview's latest sermon series called 'Abe', here

Spring officially starts this week!
YAY xo

No comments: