The phone in the common den in one hand, scalding tea in the other, Vesta smiled when her party answered.
“Surprise, it’s Vesta; yes, it’s been a while — a long while…. Oh I love it here, the adjustment was much easier than I’d thought…. Yes, well, I keep a bit of a hand in, you know the odd lecture and book groups and whatnot, but nothing long term….. right! Nothing that pays is more like it. And you? ….Yes, wonderful, I’d heard about that. …. Visit? I’d love to! It’d be like old times….. No, of course I don’t mind tagging along to a lecture or two…. I’ll phone you my itinerary tomorrow!”
The next day Vesta planned her layered traveling outfit and packed underthings and toiletries in her weekender bag. She bought her train ticket for the upcoming weekend and phoned ahead with her itinerary. It would be grand to be back in the city!