19 Jul

My house just keeps getting worse. Summer is so chaotic . We just want to be OUT, but there’s still dishes and laundry piling up and toys always underfoot and half-finished colouring pages and used sleeping bags and half-empty bottles of sunscreen and that dead fly-covered vole Crook somehow caught despite being leashed in the backyard. Plus the actual work work that needs to be done. I’m running from one urgent must-do to another and never catching up.

I don’t mean to complain, but the truth is that the havoc wears on all of our nerves.

Today I have a rare break from the urgency — no gig coming right up that I need to write charts for, no emergency underwear situations, so I will wash a few dishes, haul out a few camping supplies to the shed… and get ready for my 3-day retreat.

I can’t remember if I’ve ever spent more than a few hours completely alone. Sunday, I’m packing up the car with food, some paper and pens, and a good book or two and I’m heading to a friend’s cabin for two nights all to myself. I’m not sure what it will be like. I can’t possibly imagine getting bored, but will I get lonely? I think I’ll be okay.

I envision some time just sitting in the woods (weather permitting) or by the lake, some serious reading time, maybe time to write down some thoughts, or even new song lyrics. I intend to do some meditation. I might even do some work… some enjoyable work that I can complete from start to finish without outside interruption.

Two nights. The possibilities seem limitless, don’t you think?

6 Responses to “Retreat”

  1. nitadances July 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    It’s going to be lovely! (Take some bug spray.) Enjoy your rest, you deserve it!

  2. Kara July 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Wow! That sounds absolutely lovely and I am a bit envious! Have a fantastic time and enjoy the peace.

  3. Nemmy July 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    That sounds heavenly. Enjoy it — well-deserved!!

  4. Sue Flemming July 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    Would LOVE to be in your place. You will be good company for your self. just bring some good back ground music!

    • Marianne Fritzen July 25, 2013 at 11:07 am #

      “Hallo, Fawny, nach den zwei Tagen Urlaub vom ICH, bist Du schlauer. Aber das muss von Zeit zu Zeit sein. Wenn nicht: we are getting creasy! Shame on me, aber ich habe heute den Tag – bis auf die Hitze, 29° im Zimmer!genossen, auf dem roten Sofa, Augen zu, dösen, während eine étage tiefer die Maurer arbeiten und mindestens noch 2 Tage arbeiten werden. Dreck überall! Sand knirscht unter den Füßen, das Haus stinkt nach
      ungesunden Chemikalien. Love Omi, die zu blöd ist, ein paar Zeilen hier zu schreiben.Ich mache Ruhepause mit Dir im Wald und auf der Heide ++++++++++
      Chemikalien ungesunden Chemilalien irgendwelche ungesunden !

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