Last night I was talking with my mom on the phone about the retreat. I jokingly said that I was already planning my get-away for the the sharing sessions. There has to be a bar within walking/running distance of the retreat center, right? My mom replied, "Just remember that you're a new member, Ruth". Oh sure mom, because if I had been attending this church since birth they'd just say, "There goes Ruth again, slipping out the back. Don't worry, she does this every year. Later tonight we'll get a call when she needs a ride back to the lodge".
In honor of my trip I give you one of my favorite photos of Toni. In it she was anxiously awaiting our departure from my parents house after a visit. I like to call this shot the "Would be Before Photo" if Toni were going to get a doggy tummy tuck.
Have a great weekend...let it all hang out!