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The Week That Almost Never Was

Today is Friday, and as I pondered the events of the past week this morning, at first glance the week appeared to have been mostly uneventful.

Hmm…I’ve been busy all week ~ doing what?

Further scrutiny has revealed the evidence, the clues scattered around my desk ~ hand written notes of “points to remember”. The “Mystery of the Vanishing Week” has been solved.

Every day this week has been occupied with research on the internet and we all know how fast time can disappear, in an instant, when engrossed on the net!

This time spent deep in research has indeed been worthwhile as all the right people are appearing, just when I need them, to take me to the next level in my quest for knowledge.

In fact, my week could very well be summed up by the following Buddhist proverb:

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”.

This week’s events in my life are yet another example that when you know what you want in your life, have faith and it will come to you. 🙂

Further thought has also revealed to me other events, for which I am extremely grateful. The university course information, requested by my daughter, has arrived. A week ago she began questioning whether she would be capable of successfully completing her chosen course. The arrival of this information has given her a new spark of interest and I am expecting the right people will be appearing in her life, helping her to make decisions regarding the next steps for her, after finishing school in a few months time.

My gratitude is also directed firmly towards the weather! Mundane, perhaps to some, but not to me ~ oh, how I am relishing the cold air, bestowed by the Gods of the Chill this week on Australia!

This leads me into even more gratifying thoughts…during next week I will have both my youngest children on school holidays, so we will spend some time together, without the burden of being conscious of the time! No wake-up alarms to set, no lunches to be packed, no getting-to-the-bus-on-time, no homework and no “go to bed early, so you won’t miss the bus in the morning”.

For a change to the usual routine, we could visit a lighthouse. There are two lighthouses, located within less than an hour’s drive from home. While we are there, we can go walking along the beach. Winter on the beach is wonderful in my area, on a sunny day.

It is perfect weather also to take a drive towards the Magical Mountain, which I photographed and wrote about this week. All we will need is a clear day and the camera, and off we will go!

Next week is shaping up to be an enjoyable week, just as this week has been, in a different way. I would call this week “The New Knowledge Week”. It would be appropriate to call next week “Freedom from School” week or perhaps “Quietly Adventuring Week”.

Either way, I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

How has your week progressed? I’d love to hear about the gratifying events of your days.

4 thoughts on “The Week That Almost Never Was

  1. Thank you for sharing your week with us, Joanne. And for letting us share ours. I’ve been under the pump still with my online teaching work but took the afternoon yesterday to spend marvelous time with my husband. We went down to the port and shared a lazy coffee, then walked round the harbor and out to the lighthouse before heading to our favorite gelateria for homemade Italian gelati. There we sat on the steps of the church in the middle of the big square and watched a kids’ pick-up game of football as the sun began to set.

    Today I have a lot of work to do, but I will look forward to Sunday and, hopefully, a beach day. YAY!


  2. What a wonderful afternoon CG! Crete sounds like such a romantic place to live…or is it just a case of “the other man’s grass is greener?”

    You’ve given me another idea for next week; we’ll have gelati…yum. We all love it and have a gelati shop about 20 minutes from here.

    Enjoy your beach day on Sunday. 🙂


  3. It sounds like a great week, even if it did seem to vanish. 🙂

    I love visiting lighthouses. I also enjoy the beach in winter. We’re quite a distance from the ocean now, but I grew up not far from it. I sometimes miss it. The pond helps (and satisfies my need to be near the water).

    My week flew by also, each day filled with a variety of things from internet time to gardening to hard labor on the patio project. In between there was yoga practice every day and walks around the pond. A good week, all in all. 😀


  4. And a beautiful pond you have too, Robin!

    I’m looking forward to going to see the lighthouses again. It’s a funny thing, but my son started talking about the lighthouses this morning, even though I hadn’t mentioned a visit to them next week! Must be a case of mental telepathy!

    Sounds like your week was choc-a-block full of activities! Try for some restful time over the weekend. 🙂


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