There is nothing like a creative week-end away, spent with a really good friend, to recharge the batteries.
(That, and the days getting longer. Oh thank goodness there is now light after 5pm!)
This week-end my friend (the same one I went to Parksville with in September) and I attended a charity scrapbooking event in Shawnigan Lake. It was held at the Shawnigan Lake School, a private boarding school. The school is 90 years old, and is one of the most stunning campuses I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. I guarantee you any student would do better in those kinds of surroundings!
The crop was to benefit MS, and went from 9am to 9pm. That’s a lot of scrapping!! I got much of my list accomplished, which felt great. The event was very well organized and we will certainly go again next year.
As a bonus, we booked a hotel room for Saturday night and hung out together. A bottle of wine, good conversation, silly movies. Perfect. Topped off with a yummy breakfast before parting ways in the morning.
There is something to be said for hanging out with someone who has known you a very long time. (Since high school, baby!) It is comfortable, and fun, and easy. And when you only do it once every few months, it is a true treat.
As a bonus, it didn’t rain or snow on my drive there or back. Maybe I’ve broken my winter jinx for heading down island!
I came home to two contented guys who watched movies, cleaned rooms, got the boy a haircut (nothing drastic, but it looks great, still curls just a little tamer), went fishing and hung out together more than they usually get to.
I can feel that energy coming back!