It was a weekend of retreats -- but very little knitting.
On Saturday I drove up to Wisconsin Dells for a writing retreat. About 20 of us gathered at a nature camp and we both hiked and wrote outside. For the first time since fall, the sun's warmth promised that winter is over. I love views like this one where you can see the last vestiges of winter floating down the Wisconsin River.
This morning I drove back to participate in a seminar connecting mindfulness with the Jewish tradition. For the first time, I ate an entire meal mindfully, meaning we ate in silence and concentrated on every bite. I was actually one of the slowest eaters. This was unexpected as I usually inhale my food. I wouldn't want to do it all the time, but it was an amazing experience. A simple egg salad, that would barely notice at a typical meal, turns out to contain a multitude of flavors and textures.
I hope you had an enriching weekend and are ready to face the week!