Friday, September 28, 2018

Where has the time gone???

Belting out that tune!
Sigh, where does the time go? Here it is, five days after camp ended and every day life keeps intruding on the wonderful memories of this retreat! Many of us are finishing up our work weeks and getting down to life as usual.

But I'll keep posting photos to remind each and every one of you who attended the camp of the wonderful sisterhood we all shared complete with belly laughs, intimate conversations, and fabulous activities.

Mark your calendars for the retreat next year: November 6th-10th, 2019!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Teal Ribbon Sneakers

Do you remember the cool sneakers that Anne Evans had on? They were teal ribbon sneakers! I was going to upload the image of them but there would have been a mismatch error trying to link it to this post (https vs http) which would have caused a whole lot of mishap loading the page.

Anyway, Anne sent me the link because so many of you wanted to know where they could get these sneakers. Anne said they were mighty comfy too!  So thanks Anne for forwarding this info to us. Here's the link!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Still in the Glow a Day After the Retreat

After the harvest from a local farm!
I just had to get this quick post off! I'm still in the after-glow of a wonderful retreat. It's so hard to put into words just how nourishing the experience is.

I'll be posting pics of our time there. On the day this picture was taken, we had a full morning of activities: rock wall climbing, archery, ropes course (high up in the trees), facials, yoga, reflexology, massage, stone painting, and if that didn't suit, hanging around the large fireplace drinking tea and chatting!

Afterwards, we all gathered around for the annual raffle. Just in case you're wondering, it's the kind of raffle where EVERYONE gets something - and this is where the donations of gifts are simply amazing. There were a number of gorgeous quilts, a hand woven rug, water color paintings, jewelry, gift baskets etc etc etc. No one walked away unhappy 😎

So stay tuned for most postings!

Friday, September 21, 2018

TTT Ovarian Cancer Retreat 2018, Friday am update 9/21

Kim & Susan
We are having a wonderful time at Camp Kieve for our annual Turning the Tide Ovarian Cancer Retreat. Folks arrived on Wednesday afternoon and here it is, already Friday morning!

I arrived yesterday with Kim, just in time for a wonderfully healthy lunch. We had our annual group photo taken outside which I'll post on line when we get it. It was kind of like herding cats but Donna put on her bossy boots and got us into line!

One of the highlights was our tour around Darmariscotta Lake. We piled into 2 boats with our leaders, Charlie and Henry (thank you guys!!!). Two beautiful dogs (and one baby from another group) also joined us. We got the history of the camp and saw the amazing pristine woods that surround this neck of the lake.

After dinner, our own Katie led us in dance - well it's kind of a stretch calling it "dancing" -  rather it's closer to the intersection of where dancing meets stretching. Amazingly, since I have absolutely no rhythm, she had us all swaying and moving our upper body and feet somehow in unison, to great music. It was delightful!!

Afterwards, those who wanted, joined Patty in a brief meditation before we drifted off either to our rooms or sat by the large fire in the great room to talk.

And that's really the beauty of this camp - it's how we all kind of just magically mix and in the process, get to know each other...and now it's time for my facial.....

ahhh, getting facials

Hi Di!

Walk and Roll(ing)


Sue, keeping us all organized


Melissa, cooking yummy food for us



Carol & Margaret