First I want to complain a bit. I am leaving today to lead a retreat 1 of Leadership with Karen down in Santa Cruz area. I HATE having a cold when I am leading, especially R1 as it is the most active of all the retreats for the leaders, and especially at a new retreat center. This is a perfect storm of circumstances that I don’t want a cold in the middle of. Second I was here at home all week with no cold doing not much of anything, this would have been a wonderful time to have a cold. I could have sniffled and sneezed my way through 6 days of movies and gingerales and wouldn’t have missed much. Sure I could have handled the couple calls I had and the life changing emails I sent in the midst of all that and still been able to be in the throws of a nasty visit from the cold in the black hat. Third, the symptoms of the cold were starting to show up and I was just chalking them up to the natural slump that would follow the intense 3 weeks I had just had prior, so when I talked to Karen and she said she was coming down with a cold it hit me like a freight train that I too had a cold and just didn’t know it. Sure enough, within hours that cold had become definitely recognizable. Now if Karen didn’t mention to me that she had a cold, I wonder if the thought would have entered my mind that I had a cold. Would I just have stayed in that slump and the cold would have just passed me by?
I am really hoping I am not passing this “idea” of a cold onto all of you readers and that you too will find a cold knocking on your door. If you do in the next couple of days please put a comment in here and let me know, blame me, throw your kleenexes at me. I am truly sorry to complain about my cold and give one in your circle an excuse to open the town gates to the black hatted one.
So I am off to R1 and won’t be writing here much as R1 is the busiest of the retreats and there are only a couple of spots that I might get the chance, depending on what the sheriff decides to do.