Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending the entire day with a dear friend. Mireille was my Nana's massage therapist for many years. She was born on a farm in Switzerland; the farm is still in her family, as it has been for 6 generations. Mireille has worked all over the world in her career as a nurse and massage therapist. She lived in the Puget Sound area for nearly 35 years, and then returned to Switzerland to be with her older siblings, their children and grandchildren. She has a beautiful spirit, and her being radiates healing energy.
I picked her up at the ferry terminal, and we took a scenic drive, and then a walk. We went to Poulsbo and sat on Katie's bench. We ate lunch atPaella Bar, toured Front Street in Poulsbo, stopping in at Sluy's Bakery to buy some treats, at Bad Blanche to browse, and waving to Suzanne through the window of Liberty Bay Books. Just as a few raindrops began to fall, we came home to relax and visit with David. Gregg arrived from work, and my parents from their house, and we all had dinner together (green salad, roasted potatoes, grilled wild salmon, with ice cream for dessert). Then we took Mireille back to the ferry so she could return to her hosts in Seattle.
This visit was a wonderful gift. I hope she will do it again, and that we will one day visit Mireille at her home in Switzerland!