a friend is a gift I give myself

Remember that line? Well, tomorrow I am giving myself the first of a number of such gifts for my Milestone Birthday Year.  I’m flying to Sault Ste. Marie to visit a former neighbour from Stratford days.

I was going to have a big party to celebrate my Milestone and I realized that many of the people I most wanted to see were too old to travel or reluctant to come to Toronto in February. So I decided not to have the party but to make a point of going to see my friends in their own place.  Hence Sault Ste Marie. 

It hasn’t been that simple to arrange the trips, at least this first one, because of my messy injury and the time it has taken to heal – not yet whole.  I wasn’t certain until Friday that I would be able to go. As it is I have requested a wheelchair to help me get on the plane.  I’m looking forward to seeing my friend.

I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll take Little Mac (my very small laptop). I’m not going to take a bag, not even a wheelie, and I’m not sure my sleek backpack will accommodate a nightie and essentials as well as a laptop.  If you don’t’ hear from me till Wednesday you’ll know what I decided.

Anon, anon.