This week is shaping up to be a bit of an over-emotional one.
An old University friend has been staying with us - we hadn't seen him for over 20+ years, but the time melted away as soon as we met him again. It's amazing how some people feel just as close as they always have, despite decades of little contact.
It was as if the past 24 years had disappeared and we were back in 1989 hanging out in our old flat. Anyway, he's now gone back to Thailand, so we're feeling a bit flat.
Even more awful is the fact that one of my bestest girlfriends and her family are moving overseas today for a year. The lead up has been very busy for them, as they've had to pack up two houses and get rid of a lot of stuff. I think we've all been in denial about how sad their departure will be. Their son is D's very close friend, and we spend a lot of time with them, so their move is going to be hard on everyone. We will visit them this year, finances permitting, but we're feeling pretty bereft.
The rest of the week will be an antidote to these events, I hope. I'm taking a couple of days off work to celebrate my birthday, and have a few events lined up, including a massage and dinner on Saturday with a bunch of friends in one of my favourite Sydney venues.
We will toast absent friends and be grateful that we will see them again soon.
Outfit yesterday: J Crew skirt, Jac & Jack cotton sweater, APC sandals, Cutler & Gross sunglasses and Coach bag
Gorgeous early birthday present from my divine friend C, who is off to live abroad for a year today!
I'll miss her lots and lots....
I'm not usually one to mope around feeling sad or sorry for myself, but for some reason I'm feeling particularly blah today.
How are you? How do you deal with friends moving away or other periods of blahness?