Although in recent weeks I have been very busy, my enthusiasm and motivation have been low. Normally, I thrive on pressure and the busier the better but I have been feeling tired and flat. When I have had some spare time, I have kept myself occupied to avoid feeling depressed and down. I know this will pass but I don’t like it one bit.
Yesterday, after I had finished with the emails etc, I decided to indulge myself and devote the afternoon to me. I did all those girlie things, such as pedicure, manicure, scrub, wrap , pluck, polish, moisturise and buff and it felt good. Not long after I had finished Prue called and we had a brief chat about our day, which was lovely. Less that 30 minutes after we had spoken, Lauren, another of Prue’s housemates and Prue arrived here, bearing cakes for afternoon tea and massive smiley face balloon for me. Prue is really the only person who can see through the facade to my true feelings and she wanted to do something nice to lift my spirits. I am so lucky to have her as my daughter and Lauren is also a terrific young woman.
They stayed for a while then they decided that they would take a trial run to the other side of the city( as Lauren is meeting someone for lunch there today) so Lauren will know where she is going. Before they left, we printed out a map and directions and they headed off to that foreign place- THE WESTERN SUBURBS!
The people living on the other side of town feel the same way about us, south of the river(Yarra). There has always been a lot of good natured rivalry about which side of the river a person comes from but the bottom line is we are all proud Melbournians!