Since I mention run on thoughts in my title, I thought I might include a wild-eyed self-portrait taken in the wee hours on July 4th just before leaving to run what’s billed as ‘The largest 10K in the world.’ Truth told there has been a distinct lack of picture taking in my life over the last few months along with my barely here online presence so this photo is one of only a few recent ones I can share with you.
Both shortages are atypical behavior for me and as you might expect there are a series of reasons why I’ve neglected my normal routines. I’ve had to develop some new ones that have tested me in ways I would like to have avoided, but provided some unexpected lessons along the way. I guess I might have to begrudgingly add that some of these lessens have turned out to be ‘gifts’ in my continued journey.
I’ll be saying more over the next few days, but I’m short on time and long on errands today. My friend David has gone off to Italy and left me the kind use of his car while he’s away so I’m running around taking care of a list that seems to grow longer rather than shorter even as I cross things off as completed.
David, along with my well-traveled friend Carla, have both saved me from a no-car existence (another chapter in the story) while I’ve been here, graciously offering their cars for me to drive more than a few times while they been away this summer.
I also wanted to thank you for all of your kind comments and support on my last post. I am over the moon to have this long stay in my other ‘home’ coming to an end. It’s funny how a wait of few weeks can feel like it will take forever to get here, but also like it’s too short a time to get all the last-minute little things done before I go. I’ve been in the US since April 22 and will mark about 3.5 months away from John when I board the plane to return.
Before now, seven weeks had been our longest separation occurring in 2008 during our first year together. Thank goodness for the internet and Skype. At least we’ve been able to talk a few times a day and send each other things through email. I can’t imagine if we’d only had regular mail to depend on to stay connected. I wonder how couples do this over and over when forced to due to jobs and other circumstances. Thankfully mine will soon be at an end.
I’ll be back to share more later … I’ve got to run on now and cross a bit more off my list.
So glad you are coming home!!! We are going to need to feed you up when you get back, you are a “bone and a hank of hair”
Your run makes me want to do a 5K, I’ve done one once about three years ago. Reading the rest of your post brought tears to my eyes…..of happiness for you and John. Can’t wait until you’re back home and sending us pics of the beautiful Cornwall countryside again.
So glad to hear you happy and preparing for the next phase of life’s journey
Good luck in the little details that always come up. Safe travels to a wonderful, warm welcome back into your home.
I think there are always gifts as you mention…even if we don’t see them at the time. I for one am very guilty of that!
You’re looking very fit there, E, as well as the exercise helping to keep a balance in your life. I can see you coming back to become an avid cyclist on those Cornish hills, dales and beaches. Looking forward to photographing and videoing that! 😛 :))))
You look amazingly healthy and I know you are terribly anxious to get home….am looking so forward to your regular posts and stories again…have a great trip home and back into your hubby’s arms!
BTW, methinks you’ll be tucking your shirts in with ease again when you get home.