What a storm we had last night. Thankfully we kept our electricity and nothing was damaged on the property. I continue to only value my electricity when it is threatened. Funny how I'm like that. This morning I brought my camera outside to capture the beauty before the day starts, soaking in the quietness. My gram was an early riser and I like to think I take after her. My mom was not and we knew not to talk until she put her eyeglasses on AND had her first cup of coffee.
It's been quiet around here, but a nice kind of quiet. The house is empty and yet we hear from the kids frequently. It's nice to know they are fine and having a good time. My nest might be empty of children but my heart is full and that is what matters. My husband and I have been exploring towns, farmer markets and new recipes. We even harvested our first lettuce! All that washing makes me appreciate the price of organic lettuce at the store. We did not plant enough either.
I will be visiting my sister in a few months. We usually go all over the greater Pittsburgh area-shopping and never stopping. On our last phone call, I posed a new idea. I thought it would be fun to stay at her house for the day and well, have a "retreat" of sorts. We would start the retreat with a walk and some yoga. There will be knitting and fresh healthy food because she is a fantastic cook. I thought maybe some sketching and photography. But what else?
If you were to design your own stay at home retreat, what activities would you include? I look forward to reading your ideas!
Have a lovely weekend :)