Sunday, May 03, 2009

re-


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.

5 comments:

Jamie said...

YAY!
And all of those things you envisioned of Calloway gardens are the visions that have kept me away.

papilio588 said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Callaway Gardens. Oddly enough, that is where I was the weekend you got married, for a family gathering. Glad you had a great time! :)

brian said...

i need an avalanche of advil...

Kendra said...

That is great you got a chance to get away and get re-ed =)

mikkee said...

i feel exactly the same way after our weekend.