I came home from the retreat so calm. I had found my glow!
Thanks you for the beautiful women.
The house was filled with laughter.
The studies were well received. Themes of soul searching,sisterhood and reliance on God.
Emotions surfaced. Tears and hugs. Caring and sharing.
The lake enticed me to view the sunrise twice. Quiet times,
Fantastic food. Fun and games.
Then yesterday life reminded me I was home.Back to work. Calls from my sister, Problems with work scheduling. The cat threw up. The dog pooped. Meatloaf for supper. No good food. Yes I was grateful to be home but line up problems and stop stealing my glow.
I ran away . Roamed the aisles of Market District trying to reclaim my serenity. Where is glow?
When I felt it was safe to return home, I checked out.Told the checkout boy I lost my glow. He pointed out the sunset and said hurry you can still catch the afterglow.
Took a picture. It will remind me that while we can’t stay in the glow the afterglow lasts a long time!
Be it ever so slovenly -there’s no place like home.
I move things off the couch so I can stretch my weary legs out on my couch with my shoes off AHH!
Pile up the dishes to reach the spigot. Cuyahoga Falls water is better than Chautauqua,
Making a pile of dirty laundry from the retreat. A sign of a weekend well lived.
Very hot Friday. Very cold Saturday. I wore almost everything even my winter hat.
Hello laptop. OK where’s my mouse? Located it under the bed. I start to answer emails.
Smile to see pictures of the retreat on Facebook already.
I saw the most incredible sunrise. Fifteenth year best sunrise. When I find my camera ,I’ll post a picture too!
Full nights sleep. Though the pets who missed me decided to snuggle.
Back to reality . No question I was missed. Grateful to have gone. Grateful to be home.
Cash in my pocket
Credit card for fun
Open to the spiritual
Variety of clothes
Anxiety Keeps me sharp!
Last minute details
Stressy but will even out.
It’s finally here!
I got up to find my screen was sideways on my laptop. Grateful for solutions. I turned it on its side.
Then figured out how to make it right.
If something preposterous happens first thing the day has gotten it out of the way. (I Hope)
Coffee only made a small amount. Grateful I got part of it.
My materials and belongings leave tonight. Grateful to Cheryl for taking my stuff.
As I pack my clothes I am so grateful for the variety and abundance of my clothes.
An email asking if we coming to the retreat this year. I will be grateful to find out they are expecting us.
Grateful to go out to eat. Grateful for pie!
Signing off- see you next week. Be absurdly grateful!
I have been calm and relaxed but now it’s almost time to leave. Thank you for our women’s retreat in Chautauqua.
Setting a time to leave early Friday morning makes me glad I’m not driving
Daughter who starts asking things of me for Friday and Saturday. The adult feeling of saying “I won’t be here! : )
Need to pack. Grateful for laundry I did. One more load tomorrow. Thank you Sue that I can use your washer.
Need to find an easel. Good assignment for hubby.
Need to review my session.
Do I have everything? Probably not. Grateful for stores in Jamestown,NY.
Coffee for fun I’ll count pots and report back Monday. Late nights and early mornings means lots of coffee.
Now breathe,relax and remember to enjoy!
Foggy morning that burned into beautiful
Eating an apple slowly
Choir practice of the little choir. Discordant but faithful
Finding the answers to important questions
Seeing Crystal in front of walls of her home
Sounds like a name of a character in a Harry Potter book (which I love by the way) but actually means utterly ridiculous. I am grateful for these moments because they give me perspective.
Grateful for the reminder that if I go faster-I go slower. Feeling time pressed I went to do laundry only to transfer one load to another washer. Deep breath enjoy your extra 45 minutes there and know that load is really clean!
Hubby looking for anti-itch cream wakes me up so I am grateful to be up early. He fell right back to sleep.
I told the man next to me at choir that I have trouble hearing out of my left ear. Not only did he sing very loudly during the hymn. He took my arm coming off the altar. Grateful for my sense of humor.
Realizing I left my folder at home I left service to race home. Sermon was still in progress. I picked up his read along and read along till I caught up with him. Grateful I didn’t get a speeding ticket!
Told the financial secretary I had two questions for her about retreat. She said only two I would have expected ten. Grateful only two but what am I missing?
Grateful to be packing. I have covered all the bins with towels because cats get nervous when they see you packing. Grateful we aren’t expecting company!
Door blew open during the storm and Catalina ,an inside cat, was no where to be found. I went out in the rain to search for her but like the Cheshire cat she later reappeared. Grateful she wasn’t outside.
Search for the ridiculous and give thanks for it!