Friday, October 13, 2006

Retreat!


Hurray! I'm retreating from family and household responsibilities for a couple of days with most of the women from my church. Each year at this time we have this retreat at the wonderful Bozarth Mansion and Retreat Center in Spokane. We have a guest speaker who is always edifying, but really just the time away chatting and sharing the joys and troubles of life with friends is renewing.

Shortly I'll be leaving to house to pick up dd Mystie and about half the food needed for the weekend. We'll make the drive to Spokane on this beautiful autumn day, unload the food and be free to explore Spokane. There is a new-to-me needlework store I want to visit - yippee!! And we're planning to have dinner with another mother/daughter duo at a charming dive that serves fabulous calzones - or so I've been told. We'll see if it's still true. :)

The family staying behind has plenty of food in the pantry and they're not entirely helpless anymore. DD Melanie would normally go with us, but opted to get in lots of hours at work instead. So I'd better get in gear now to do those last minute things in the bag and get my car washed for the journey!

I wish you all an equally wonderful weekend!

16 comments:

Karoline said...

Have a lovely time Von

Ash said...

Have a great time Von!

Barb said...

Enjoy the retreat. Sounds like a nice time!

Singular Stitches said...

Have a great time! It sounds like it's going to be a wonderfully rejuvenating weekend!

Mylene said...

Have a great weekend, Von.

Karen said...

Sounds like it will be a wonderful time. Enjoy your weekend Von.

AnneS said...

Sounds like you're going to have a blast ... enjoy your weekend retreat - look forward to hearing all about it :D

Myrna said...

Enjoy yourself, Von! It wears me out just reading all that you do! Tell us all about the reatreat and the new shop when you can...

Hugs... :-)

Shelleen said...

Have fun Von, sounds like a great retreat.

Susimac said...

Have a wonderful weekend Von.

Vonna said...

Von, would you adopt me?! It seems your always doing such fun and exciting stuff!! Have a great time and enjoy you're weekend. The picture looks fabulous and I bet its better in real life!
:o)

BeckySC said...

Have fun Von :)
My best friend and I are planning a trip to the Beach in the very near future and I tell ya-I can't wait to get away...I think I REALLY need it :)

BEE safe :)

lena-lou said...

Looks such a nice place... enjoy it there :-)))

StitchCat said...

What a beautiful place you are going to...have a fabulous weekend Von :)

Cathy said...

Hope you had a restful weekend Von!

Lili said...

I hope you had the nicest week end, Von!
Nice scissors btw...
Lots of hugs!