Thursday, December 20, 2007

Visiting Friends

My guess is many of you have friends here in Vermont who move farther into the country or woods the longer you are all here in Vermont - isn't that part of the reason we live or move here? While we love to see our friends transition into the next phases of their lives and get away from the ick of crappy apartment living to the space and outdoor elements of having a house, the cruel fact is that we just don't get to see these friends as much as we like anymore!

So - take a Vibe adventure en route to visit such friends! Winter is a perfect time to vibe through Vermont villages and towns with the destination of making a good meal, drinking wine, and spending the night at a friend's house you just don't get to see as much anymore. No need to wait for an invitation! This is the Northeast - we say it as it is and speak our minds. Most likely your friend has gotten so used to people turning down such invitations because we're all too caught up in our own lives, they've just given up asking. I guarantee - with the Vermont Vibes stamp of approval - they'll be stoked if you bring it up!

If you are the person with the house in the woods - get creative to get peeps to your abode! Find someone who does massage, reiki, spa treatments, etc. and host a "party" of sorts. There are so many independent consultant types who center around healthy lifestyles, you're sure to find one through a connection (if you don't already have one) and together you can create a fun time for friends to get away and play in your playground!

My favorite such event actually took place a few years ago. My friend had a place up at Bolton Valley and in the fall, a group of gals gathered our sleeping bags, nail supplies, face masks, girly and scary movies, and wine and had an adult sleepover. It was one of the funnest "girls nights out" I have ever had.

And, come January, Mitch and I look very much forward to visiting our friends Melissa and Chris at their house in Swanton for a night of healthy food, mead made from honey, massages, and possible fire on the lake! Melissa runs Bee Well Massage, and is a beautifully artistic and caring massage therapist with a heart full of honey from the bees she loves so much. She's also a great contact to help get you started if you'd like to bring in a massage therapist for a group of your friends.

And in the meantime, call a friend who lives several towns, or counties, away from you and make some plans to kick back, talk of the old days, plan for the new, get a little tipsy (because you'll safely be spending the night), light a fire, and just enjoy the moments in life that are simply too far and in between.

Share your Love and Light and Feel it from your Friends!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"I guess I need that city life
It sure has lots of style
But pretty soon it wears me out
And I have to think to smile.

I'm thankful for my country home
It gives me peace of mind
Somewhere I can walk alone
And leave myself behind."