Sunday, May 03, 2009
I did, indeed, retreat this weekend. It was exactly what I needed it to be - relaxed and chatty and holy and active, all at the same time.
I hope you all have a friend with whom you can think out loud and be wrong and drive in circles and pray, and always - no matter how long you've been together - be sad to see her leave. Mikkee is the perfect traveling companion for me - she likes to be outside, she is ready for bed by 9 pm, and she is always tolerant of my coffee needs.
We found a great deal at Callaway Gardens (appropriately named the Stimulus Package). You guys have been holding out on me. I had no idea Callaway Gardens was so cool. I was envisioning dancing teddy bears in overalls and waiting in line to walk past a wall of dried butterflies. I had no idea it was hiking trails and hidden chapels. It was a great place to spend a day or two.
And it did exactly what retreats are supposed to do - I am refreshed, quasi-rested, and ready to approach my work with a little less lunacy and a little more gratitude.
(I am also, it seems alliteration happy tonight. Alas.)
Happy Sunday, everyone. Hope your weekend was as restful as mine.