‘Twas the Night Before Retreat…..

……. and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,

Oh, wait.  Miss Kitty was sort of awake.  And clearly infatuated with my slippers. 

And if you think I’m going to make a rhyme out of this entire blog post, you’re sadly mistaken.  Just sayin’.

The waffles were lined up and all ready to take along……

…with yummy strawberries all set to purée in the new blender that Dear Hubby got for my birthday.  See?  No rhyming….. I’m too tired for that.  (But I did sort of get you started on that “Night before Christmas” thing, didn’t I?)

I added blueberries to the strawberry purée.  That I’ll pour over the waffles for breakfast while on retreat.

Remember when I told you all about the waffles?  Pinto bean waffles.  They are yummy.  You may remember that I told you all about my new healthy eating.  And how it all started with cholesterol of 224.  Well, I just had it checked again.  187.  No meds, just changed my eating.  Thus, I will continue my healthy eating at retreat.  Wish me luck.

Of course, it’s 1:00 a.m. and I still haven’t packed a thing.  My fellow retreaters reading this are not at all surprised.  They know me by now.  And my last minute ways.  But at least my waffles are ready.  And I made hummus too.  Yum.

I even got these undies all folded.  While Miss Kitty watched.  One of these days I’m going to teach her to help.  The least she could do is find the missing white sock.

But she was too busy holding down my slippers.  And she was soon fast asleep.

Get ready for more blogging.  Because it’s JSS Retreat week.  And there will be many stories to tell.  And pictures of quilts to share.  Lots of pictures.

And perhaps I’ll even shock everyone and get some quilting done.  But don’t hold your breath.  After all, I do have a blog to write.

Happy to be blogging again,

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10 Responses to ‘Twas the Night Before Retreat…..

  1. Lani says:

    Oh Barb, This morning I was reminded of how enjoyable it is to wake up and read your blog!! I’ve missed you! But as the saying goes, there’s a time for everything…a time to laugh, a time to weep…..a time to take care of parents, and a time to QUILT!!!
    See you in Mt. Calm TONIGHT! I’d better go get ready for my flight!

  2. Cyndie says:

    Yeah! So good to know you’re blogging again. Looking forward to the retreat blogs, been missing you! I’m making a batch of waffle this afternoon, delish.

  3. Suz says:

    She’s baa-ack! See you at retreat! 🙂

  4. Peggy says:

    ENJOY!!! Will miss you all but I will be spending much needed time with my girls and loving on grandchildren in VA. I’ll be watching for great stories, beautiful quilts, and fun escapades from all of you…………………..and hoping I will be there next time.

    Great to have you back Barb and treat yourself to lots of wonderful THERAPY!

  5. Veda Wilhite says:

    Welcome back, Barb! I missed you and your sunny greetings in the morning. Looking forward to this coming week to see and hear about what this talented group does. Enjoy your time at Mount Calm…..LOVE THAT PLACE.

  6. Sandi says:

    Wonderful to have you back and praying your life will settle down and you can enjoy some “me” time. Have fun at retreat.

  7. Bertha Mallard says:

    What a wonderful Sunday morning treat!!!!! I didn’t realize how much I had missed your blogging. Welcome back. Have a great time at Retreat. You deserve it.

  8. Sueme says:

    Hope to see lots of info for us poor poor gals unable to get to retreat! I will miss all the fun so loots of pictures PLEASE!

  9. Sueme says:

    or at least LOTS of pictures.

  10. Laurel H. says:

    Hey there, Barb! Good to see you back again! I was just thinking to myself last nite, that I hadn’t seen a post from you, and now here you are. I’m wondering, if that blender is one of those super duper high powered thingies, that can rocket into outer space, like the Blendtec or Vitamix or something. 🙂 Enjoy your retreat!

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