Laughter, Always Good Medicine

It’s JSS Retreat time and you know what that means.  Talking, eating, laughing, sewing, eating, sleeping, laughing, eating, laughing and laughing again.  And eating some more.  And about that sleeping part?  Not so much.

Who has time to sleep?  There are quilts to make and snacks to eat and laughter to share.

A few retreaters got a little prize on their pillows.  Cute pillowcase too.

At least one retreater actually thinks she going to get some reading done.  Right.

These sayings are on the wall in our room this year. 

Anyone in a naughty mood?

This is my latest excuse for procrastination.  I like it.

And this one just made us all laugh out loud.  Cute.  I’m sure we read all these sayings last time we were here.  See?  Senior memory moments are a good thing.  We can laugh at the same jokes over and over as if they are new.  There is always a silver lining, right?

I loved this guy.  Says it all, doesn’t he?

These gals win the prize for Best Packed Vehicle.  There were 4 ladies in this car and not a single one of them was riding in a rocking chair on top of the SUV.  And I wasn’t quite quick enough for the picture.  See all the stuff on the cart by Karen?  All of that was in there too! 

They needed a pic to remember how to pack to go home.  Apparently there’s only one way that all their stuff will fit in the car and they have to pack exactly the same for the return trip.  I’m hoping that their stitching will diminish the size of their stash.  And perhaps some of their things are consumable goods like salt and vinegar chips and chocolate.  But I’ve got their back with a picture if they need it.  I’m always there for my friends.

Before I left home I took some pics in my yard. 

These bushes have overgrown the house and have completely taken over the front yard.  I threaten to cut them back significantly all the time.  Except right now they are covered with little white blossoms.  And the blossoms smell heavenly when I walk out the front door. 

Apparently I’m not the only one attracted by the smell.  Isn’t he cute?  The bushes are covered with butterflies all the time.  I saw a Monarch yesterday and one of those cool swallowtail ones too.  Of course by the time I got my camera they were gone.  But I took 243 pics of these little butterflies.  I won’t share them all with you or I’ll have to rename this post, “Boring Butterfly Pics that Only Barb Enjoys.”

Pics of quilts to come!  It’s retreat time and these gals are sewing up a storm.

In between eating and laughing, of course.


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4 Responses to Laughter, Always Good Medicine

  1. Diane Wyte says:

    Oh goodie! Now I can see the Retreat! Glad you’ve got your lenses out, Barb! I think maybe one more thing could fit in that car – shopping stuff???? Have a blast!

  2. Judy Terry Linn says:

    O Barb, THANKS SO MUCH for a few pics! THANK U! THANK U! You make it a little more bearable (not!) being at home missing all the laughs!!!! I know I was never (OOPs – never, say never) one of those retreaters who told you to stop computering/blogging and SEW! BLOG, BARB, BLOG!

  3. Pam Barr says:

    Barb! You are the best! Thank you so much for the wonderful blog today. My heart aches that I can’t be there with you all.

    Hugs to EVERYONE!

  4. Lani says:

    Barb, I’ll look at ALL the butterfly pictures you want to post :-)!! (And ALL the quilt pictures you have posted from retreat!) THANKS! I almost felt like I was there with our Face Time and blogs!
    Gotta love it! We’ve come a long way from the days at Quitman(!) haven’t we?

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