I need to make a regular habit of taking some retreat time!
I've had a lovely day ~ a long walk, a good read of a big chunk of David Brooks' book on character, some housework and errands, listening (twice) to Krista Tippet's interview with John O'Donohue, an episode of Doc Martin, some music and some coloring and some journaling, and a visit with a good friend.
The Little Stray Cat now has a straw bed, I have some lovely new stuff in my head for my church and myself, and I am feeling quite mellow. I really did need to break the cycle of roiling, obsessive thoughts that had nearly taken over my life these last few months. I am hopeful tonight about the restoration of my contemplative life, and what I hope will be its salutary effect on everyone I live and work with.