Yup, I posted the last couple of days when I was actually out of town, and with no access to the internet. Wasn't really trying to be sneaky about it, but since I found out about the ability to schedule posts automatically, I've been dying to try it out for when I am out of town.
I have been a hermit the last couple of days.
A what, huh?
Yeah, a hermit. I spent the last 2 nights at a place called Pacem In Terris, meaning "Peace On Earth". It is a hermitage retreat center, a place of silence and solitude. Just you, nature and God.
I stayed in a hermitage, a simple cabin with no running water or electricity, but a very comfortable place to be in. It is a place to get away from all the busyness of life, job, daily responsibilities and the distractions of technology - TV, radio, internet, and yes, even blogging!
Unfortunately, Monday was also the hottest day in a long time. We hit the 90's.
I spent my time in silence, reading, praying and just enjoying nature. You barely see anyone else at the retreat, unless you decide to have dinner at the main house. I took time to reflect on my TTC journey in the last few years, my journey ahead of me, my faith, and my walk with God. It was a time I set aside for myself before I start my next round of IVF.
It was good to get away from the normal routine of life. To get away from blogging (though I did miss it!). To get rested and refreshed. I could have spent a few more days there. It was beautiful out there.
Here are some pictures that I took from Pacem In Terris.
Have you done a retreat like this? How did you like it?
Rocking chair facing the large picture window, I spent a lot of time here
My chair in the screened in porch, I spent most of my time here
View of the grounds (notice the cross in the background)
Boardwalk to the lake
End of the boardwalk, a place to enjoy the view of the lake
A deer showed up, view from my picture window