I've been extremely busy adjusting to my new day job, so this is the first I've been able to sit down and write about a fabulous weekend I just spent with a group of awesome ladies at the Spirit of Sisterhood retreat at the beautiful and peaceful Camp Chesterfield!
I finished up my previous job on May 10th at around 5 pm...went and fed my best friend's dogs...and headed south for the meet and greet where we were given our fascinators to wear for the weekend like crowns!
The first night I had dinner with a new friend and found out she is a seamstress...oh my goodness what a talented lady she is! Ate pizza at Pizza King and chatted like we knew each other. A fine older gentleman came in for his pizza pick-up and after he left, the waitress told us that lovely man bought our dinner because we reminded him of his deceased wife who used to buy dinners for people all the time. God bless his soul!
Saturday we got up and had breakfast in the cafeteria and moved on to another dear friend who taught us about essential oils. We got several samples and gathered some nature items outside as an activity to see if which of the four elements we were drawn to the most. I gathered some bark, a pine cone, a lilac bloom and a wish maker (dandelion)! Then we made bath salts! I can't wait to try mine! If I ever get some breathing time! That workshop was followed up with a lovely lady who I respect very much talking about how to live our best life. How to take control of our lives. She's a fantastic teacher! Then I was off to feed the dogs and my own livestock and dogs to return to play with mandalas. Since I was late getting to that workshop, I didn't get to hear the history of them but will certainly take some time to learn in the near future. And I have two that I need to finish coloring! Finally, we got up and moved around and learned to belly dance. Just the basic stuff...and me being the uncoordinated klutz I can tend to be was rather pleased as I moved around the circle with the other ladies brandishing my tablecloth "scarf". Church services that night was lovely and following that, we had a tea party where our hostesses read our tea leaves.
Sunday morning after breakfast we did a drumming circle and gathered as a group while our hostesses did tag team mediumship readings. Alas, it was then lunch and time to say goodbye until next year's retreat...even though a lot of the ladies I'll see many times before then!
I have to tell you, this was a first for me! I've never gone to a retreat for a whole weekend with ladies outside my own writing circle but I will certainly do it again!