Thursday, October 13, 2011


Retreat (riˈtrit) A retirement or a period of retirement for religious exercises and meditation.
By the time you read this, I will have left for a retreat weekend with a group of women from church. The retreat officially starts tonight after dinner, but since I'm part of the organizing team I have to get there early and set things up.

Although we've been working on the retreat since July, this week has been a flurry of last-minute activities.  Each day I've gotten multiple emails from different team members, reminding me of things not to forget.  Be yesterday, I had a large pile of shopping bags in the dining room.

Last night I started packing my suitcase and getting my things together. The weather will be beautiful, but with a forecast for temperatures in the low- to mid-70s, it's hard to know if I should bring short sleeved or long sleeved shirts. I packed both, including two "church" outfits for Sunday. I've gone on week long vacations with a lighter suitcase!

Time to load the car and get on the road for my adventure!


  1. Have a great retreat and enjoy the fellowship of other women. Come back invigorated and refreshed!

  2. Sounds fun! Hope you have a great time!

  3. Kathy, hope the retreat went well.

    BTW, as a commenter now and then, wanted to tell you that I am closing Hot Toast and Jam so thought you might enjoy its last post. Please read to the end for surprise.

    God bless. I will still be visiting just not as much (as if I have been that frequent anyway) as one might expect when hosting a personal blog, verses an art one.

  4. What fun. I know you won't read this until you return, but I just know you had a good time. Is this the event for which you hosted a break room last year? Did you get a different assignment this time?

  5. I hope you have a splendid time!.....smiles,