September 15th, 2009

Rainbow || Rainbow northern lights.

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Church Sunday. I went. I greeted everyone, lots of hugs. Checked out the Religious Education wing. The Senior Youth (high school) room is smaller than the Junior Youth (middle school) room, and they took the old set up and couches, so the SY is left with little. The old SY spot went to, like, 4th graders. That will be a downer. I miss meeting in the old meeting house.

Jill and I went over the story once. She was thrilled I had memorised my parts and brought pebbles for props. She thanked me endlessly for doing this for her and told me I was perfect. Ann then admitted that she had been the one to read the story and say, "This is Kiwi! This is Kiwi's story! Try to get her!" So thanks Ann, smiles.

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I wanted to get that all down because I love the first meetings with congregtation friends again.

Anyway, then it as off to my grandparents. I had a wonderful chat on the phone with Molly and we discussed my being broken and her being back from camp and other such interesting factors of our lives. Got to my grandparents, gave them flowers, we drank wine and (Mum) chatted. It was fun. We ate and the food was lovely. We all joked. I love Grampa's sense of humour. It's fantastic. There was a dog out in the green playing fetch with her human so I went out and played with her (Bella). Learned how to throw with a fling-stick-thing and she was a dashing dog. Came back up for dessert. They gave me a card with $200 in it (!!!) for spending money and then a "I'm not short I'm fun sized" shirt, which I adore and am wearing today.

Downstairs we saw old films on the projector-film-thing (no sound, etc.) from 1963 and on with Mum as a baby and growing up, parades, the (mainly three) siblings with some Guy. I loved seeing it all. So beautiful to see a film without sound, so much imagination, no music covering over every second.

We were all tired so we said goodbye and headed home. I think I'll put the rest in another post, back to my normal length/speaking manner, methinks.
Rainbow || Rainbow northern lights.


Today I met up with Mrs. Smith from Geometry 9th grade! It was great fun. Went early to Panera, joked with one of the women nearby who was getting all sorts of free stuff for completing a survey for them. Wrote fanfic. Was offered free drinks and the like when the man thought my friend might not come. Thought I was from London.

Mrs. Smith came and had a call from both of her children. We joked and ordered food. Waited. Thoroughly appreciated our food. I have a new favourite meal.

Discussed old high school friends of mine (how everyone was doing), her daughter and the bordering friends who were friends with me as well, the Aggie, etc. She told me some great stories about Cooper (the time that she tried to join in with origami for the last day of school but was absolutely hopeless so she just made a pirate hat until everyone joined in with that and they went to lunch in pirate hats).

When we were parting and we went to hug I said, "I don't know how huggy you are, but if you could pass on a hug for Cavcreature as well?" and she was so soothing as she said, "Oh, Cavcreature, oh, Kiwi, I know..." and I explained in a stumbling attempt about why I had to call to leave Cavinator a message and hear the voice mail and how it just had to be voices because I'm afraid of text. She nodded and understood and continued supporting me with simple utterances. I don't remember the last thing she said about it but I got teary and said, "I may need another hug for that one," and she gave me another bigger hug.

I went outside but wasn't ready to leave yet so I grabbed my book and hopped on the back of my car. Read and enjoyed the sun, the view with sunglasses. People joked with me. Smith came out with the food for her family and inquired, "Soaking up the rays?" I smiled and agreed. She drove close by and said, "Don't you fall off now." I promised I wouldn't. She added, "Love you!" and drove off when I replied the same. It was beautiful.

Finished my chapter and drove home. Family in the room watching television. Phone convo with Shaya. Good day.
Rainbow || Rainbow northern lights.

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"Great job with the story Jill. Kiwi had a blast doing it with you. Thank you for including her, especially when she is only around for a few services a year." - Mum.

"Seemed like old times.... and a reminder of how much I miss her....." - Carol

I love my minister. And the fact that for years of my childhood she was the only person I would (happily) hug.