My quasi-retreat is some days, anything but a retreat. For instance, yesterday I went out to my parent’s house (Mom and step-father to be precise) and loaded wood, made runs with the wheel barrow and stacked it in the wood shed. They should have enough wood for this winter unless it is extremely cold.
Not exactly chopping wood and not much water carrying, but it still felt like it as I may have helped move a ton of wood over two hours!
Then, my younger brother was home, so we went down to a beautiful brewery for lunch and ping pong. Wood Ridge Farm brewery is on a hill near Faber, Virginia in the heart of Nelson County. It was rainy and misting, but I can see how they have some of the best 360 degree views around! Ping pong was fun, but now that my younger brother is attending table tennis clubs, he has been very difficult to beat for a few years now. And yesterday, in playing close to a dozen games to 11, I think the closest I came was scoring 8 – as in, I didn’t win any against him. It is fun though. And, for some reason, when it comes to playing ping pong, I am ambidextrous. So with my left hand, I spit out some ace serves. And when my Mom played me (using her dominant hand), I barely beat her with my left. Fun!
Finally it was off to bed early after a delightful day. I think having a beer around late lunch time added to my tiredness. 😀