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Friday, January 26, 2007

ISO: Renewal

I haven't blogged in a week. That reflects my state of the being.

Songbird of the RevGalBlogPals offers this Friday Five:

In this week that looks unlikely to hold a complete day off, I am pondering renewal. List four ways you like to relax or give yourself a break. Then name a fifth, something you've never been able to do, a self-care dream.


1. Taking a really long walk. Without a time limit.

2. Knitting, without Little Sprout. Otherwise it just adds more stress to my life.

3. Silence, once I get beyond the initial discomfort.

4. Laughter with some of my favorite people. That can be snuggling & giggling with Little Sprout and Usually Darling Hubby while watching a silly movie. Or chuckling with friends at the church women's group as we share funnies from our lives. Or joyfully running through the house barking and laughing with the doggie boy. (to clarify, I bark and laugh; he merely barks)

5. My self care dream is to actually go on retreat. Maybe a hermitage retreat. Or more realistically, I've considered going to the Midwest Emerging Women Gathering. That would offer less silence but certainly lots of renewing joy and laughter.

7 Comments:

Blogger Sally said...

silence is good once you settle into it isn't it!

Good play.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Kievas said...

Yes, the silent retreat sounds great.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other women who also see faith as you do - what a way to renew!
:)
d

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either version of the dream sounds great!

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, i totally get that thing about knitting absent the little ones or the stress increases. sheesh.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh yes, silent retreat is awesome.

4:55 PM  
Blogger zorra said...

Even if you could only go for one night--or even a day!--the hermitage retreat would be great.

11:30 AM  

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