Which is a fancy way of saying that I'm home alone with nothing scheduled for 3 days and will therefore not leave the mountain. I bought all my favorite foods, got a new book, stocked up on magazines, yarn, paint and hair removal wax so, pretty much, I'm set.
Also in preparation, I made myself a little framework to organize my time. Actually, it was an hour by hour schedule of what I'd be doing for 72 hours. I don't want to waste my time and, if you are not in the practice of relaxing, it's not easy. Blogging wasn't actually on the schedule for today, but after dinner is "free time" so I'm using it to write. Yes, you should feel honored, and also a little concerned about my control issues...but I digress.
Got a good jump on the day (though I threw the schedule off before even getting out of bed) by waking at 6.15 before the alarm which was on the schedule for 7. By 6.30 the dogs and I were off on a pre-sunrise walk. We went
Next, baking a little banana bread for breakfast and my daily journalling.
After breakfast there was a rather messy and unsuccessful (and very painful) first try at waxing my legs. Actually, I only got to about a quarter of one leg before I gave up. Um, yeah, no pictures of that.
By 10.00 the dogs and I were off again, this time to the orto. I find picking stones out of dirt very relaxing....more so than plucking hairs off my body.
Our rocky orto
While I was picking stones, Ruffino decided his retreat included a mud bath treatment
By noon it was back to the garden for some sun and a little bit of crafty time including this
Half hour of Pilates (Pilates sucks)
And here we are enjoying my "free time". This retreat is just so relaxing. I wonder what tomorrow will bring. No, actually I don't wonder. I've got it all written down and posted on the fridge.