Wow. The last week has flashed past in a blur. I'm still not sure if I'm coming or going at the moment and I have a feeling it might take a few days to settle back into some semblance of a routine.
The awards night last Wednesday with the trip to Sydney and back in a day was quickly followed by a day of creative flurry (Thursday) and work, work and organisational rush on Friday before a quick trip home to Yackandandah (to visit my family) on the weekend.
My boyfriend and I made the trip down from Canberra on Friday evening after work and my sister made the trip up from Melbourne on Saturday morning...so by Saturday afternoon we were all happily gathered in the one place (which is somewhat of a rarity for my family...not through choice, only by circumstance). It was really lovely to all be in the one spot at the one time. I only wish the weekend hadn't disappeared so quickly. I had been looking forward to it for such a long time.
It was the weekend of the annual Yackandandah Folk Festival and I joined in the festivities by having a stall at the market on Sunday. It was a lovely day full of positive comments and feedback. It was great to catch up with old friends and to see some new faces as well. I've come away from the weekend feeling revived and rejuvenated. It is always so wonderful to have a little positive reinforcement.
The beautiful sunny 39 degree day left me feeling emotionally buoyant but physically drained and quite sun burnt (ouch!). Needless to say I was very thankful that my boyfriend was enthused enough to be the vigilant driver for our 5 hour trip back to Canberra at the end of the day...and I was the grateful sleepy passenger.