Fellow Traveler had a great suggestion the other evening.
"We should go on a retreat," she said.
The fact of the matter is, we've been so preoccupied with the incidental "stuff" of life that we're feeling a definite need to swim in the deeper end of the pool in terms of our wellbeing, spiritual and otherwise.
We weighed the option of "retreating" in the context of a group...but the idea of planning our own retreat was more appealing.
I found an excellent retreat outline here that I think is easily adaptable to what we have in mind, and that I thought readers here may also find helpful in your own personal or group contexts.
So now we have the what. The where I'm working on, but I think will be a quiet and friendly location in the northwest part of the state where we'll have the freedom to do our own thing. The when will be a little more difficult -- among the other incidental stuff of life, I just received a jury summons for later this month -- but we want to do this before the snow flies.
I'm kind of excited.