Friday, September 24, 2010

Re-entry


One of the many intensely beautiful mosaics in the Basilica at Catholic University.

The first chateau houseguest has come and gone. The verdict is in: I am PRO houseguests ... and I vote.

In spite of the fact that I slept in my own bed and never left the District of Columbia, I feel like I've been on a two-day vacation. How fun to walk around my city with someone dear and near, to see parts of the city through her eyes. How fantastic to sit and talk and talk and talk. Oh yeah. We read tarot for each other, we danced shamanically with the chateau and with this crazy city in the midst of the final heat wave of our long swampy summer. We re-invigorated our heart connection. We had a blast.

This morning I'm trying to gather my wits about me - heading off to a full day of work, and such. It's kind of a shock! My guess is that I'm out of it as the result of putting aside all my usual routines and habits so as to simply have fun. So THIS is a staycation, eh? I like it. I do.

That said, I'm looking forward to catching up a bit here in the blogworld and on FB after work. Did anything important happen in the last two days?

Having a houseguest was great, getting back into the swing of things: also great. Life is good and I am grateful. Shalom.


That's my friend Salima having tea at my favorite cafe.

11 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I very much enjoy having company. Today I am leaving for 10 days and couldn't be more excited. Glad you had such a fun break. See you when I return.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I forgot to tell you how much I love your date to the ball. NCIS is one of my favorite shows!

ellen abbott said...

sounds like a wonderful two days but always glad to see you back.

Bee said...

Last weekend I went to Berlin with some blog friends and it was so INVIGORATING. It made me realize how much I love to talk, and how time I spend listening (mostly to moaning) in my normal life.

There is nothing like a good friend (whether they are new friends, or old and established "heart connections") to rev a person up.

Jen said...

Fun! I love visitors! Especially the kind that can read Tarot with you! :o)

Nancy said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself. I agree having guests gives you a chance to see your home in a whole new light. The weather here is perfect. The air is light and the days warm, without being hot. So what do I do? Drive to Portland on Monday where it has been raining. That's okay - it's been a dry summer.

Steve Reed said...

I'm glad your house guest experience was a good one! (Though how could it not be with such a wonderful host?) :)

Reya Mellicker said...

Steve, please come visit! You and Dave. Bring the dogs. C'mon.

Pam said...

You sound so happy Reya. Love the photo of your friend, but good capture of the guy on the left - can almost hear that slurp!x

Pauline said...

Love that feeling of seeing the homeplace through someone else's eyes. Makes it all new. And any change in routine is good; makes YOU see with new eyes, too, yes?

Gary said...

This post really made me smile. Still smiling. Love to you darling Reya.