The Until We Meet Again Tour took an interesting turn on this birthday.
The plan had been to go to the office to do some more cleaning and packing for the move.
Yesterday afternoon, however, my colleagues in the organization Ecumenical Women found themselves without a facilitator for a retreat. Would I help them out, they asked. Of course I said yes. I thought I might go to Riverside Park for a bit after the retreat ended.
The retreat was held at 475 Riverside Drive, right around the corner from the Shire. It ended at 1:00 but conversation lasted until 4:30.
Walking back to the Shire, I realized how oppressive the heat was today, and may be the rest of the weekend.
I went to the gym around 6:00 as planned. After the workout, I decided I did not want to do the heat. I ordered dinner.
And then began watching The Lord of the Rings films. That’s usually a Christmas activity with Tricia and Eric, Sean passes, but we did not find time for it last Christmas.
With the city under a heat advisory most of the day tomorrow, this seemed like a moment when I might have time to watch all three. The Balrog just grabbed Gandalf. We’ll see where things end up.
And there was cake today as my colleagues celebrated my birthday, singing twice.
See you along the Trail.