Monday, February 22, 2010

Re-union.


Today was a great day. I dropped the kids to school and drove to the local train station where I made an earlier train than I was expecting to. Two hours later and I was in Sydneys Darling harbour looking out for my school friend Eileen. I knew she was blond and would be walking to meet me with her new husband and so I stood watching out for any couples that looked like they might be them. I can't tell you how many couples walked towards me fitting their description. I was wishing we'd agreed to wear red carnations in our hair so I didnt keep staring at the wrong people. 

One couple that walked towards me looked like they had fallen out. The blond woman was walking ahead of the man. She looked cranky and grumpy and as she got closer I was thinking "Please don't let that be her..." I was relieved when she stomped past me and shortly afterwards a familiar looking happy faced Eileen walked up with a smiling man by her side. It honestly felt like she walked out of a time machine. I couldn't see any change in her after so many years. 

We found a cafe and sat and talked as we ordered coffees, then food, then more coffee, followed by juice and lots and lots of water. The next few hours passed by in a blur of chatting and catching up and before I knew it 4 hours had passed by and I had to say goodbye to get the train home. It's been fun sliding back into the past, retelling old stories and discovering forgotten memories. 

Now I am on the train travelling home. Back to my 36 year old self. Thinking of the kids and thankful to my friends who have looked after them for a couple of hours after school today so I could have this time. 

Thinking ahead to dinner, the dinner that I put in a slow cooker this morning to cook over the course of the day while we were out of the house. The delicious chicken coconut cream curry... 

In the slow cooker that I forgot to turn on... 

Ooops!

9 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Oh my... I have done the same thing!! Hope you had other leftovers in the fridge!! Sounds like you had a good time with your old friend! I love the friends that I don't see often but when I do, it's like we were never apart. Conversation is easy and time flies by when we are together. How are the pressed flowers coming along? Can't wait to see a finished project!

     
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  3. So glad that you had a great day. I wanted to thank you for your comments on my "baby" post. I too will be doing my best to be a wonderful Aunt from far away. It is just good to know that I am not alone is my "bittersweet". Thank You!

     
  4. How beautifully written! I'm just stunned by how many middle-aged people surround me these days. These young, fresh faces from my past have aged! It's just bizarre.

    Obviously, I'm not looking very well in the mirror.

     
  5. Will you send me the recipe?

    ntaylor228@gmail.com

    Thanks!

     
  6. I love reunions! So glad you had a wonderful time with your friend...and that it wasn't the unhappy looking woman! :) That would have been incredibly awkward to say the least.

    I have never used a slow cooker...I suppose it is a very slow cooker if you forget to turn it on!! :)

     
  7. So pleased you had a great reunion with your friend after all these years. Really good when they turn up and you know who they are, as you said, once you saw her, it was as you remember her. :-)

     
  8. So pleased you had a great reunion with your friend after all these years. Really good when they turn up and you know who they are, as you said, once you saw her, it was as you remember her. :-)

     
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