Friday, May 16, 2008

Julie Andrews would appreciate this...

Hubs and I are on a weekend retreat.  We’re staying at an Episcopalian retreat house in Santa Barbara, which is run by an spunky nun.  After a simple yet tasty dinner, the Sister led about six of us in a Compline service, which is sort of a service to say goodbye to the day with God before heading off to bed.

At one point, it was time to sing a hymn. Since there was no organ player there, the sister stuck some kind of a key into the organ and it started playing the hymn.  Oh my stars!  It’s like a player piano, only an organ!  The hymn sounded like a lullabye, which is appropriate for a Compline service. As we sang the last verse, which was asking God to grant us a peaceful night’s sleep—I kid you not—Hubs let out a nice big yawn! It wasn’t loud or anything.  It was just a totally organic peaceful yawn. I don’t even think he was aware of it.  It just tickled me so! It reminded me of the scene in Mary Poppins where she is singing “Stay Awake” to the kids and they start relaxing and then yawning before falling into restful slumber.

Sweet dreams, sweetie pie!


C said...

Argh! That would be Mary Poppins and not Marry!!! LOL!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :) So glad to have found your blog. You are such a lovely person.

C said...

Oh, Starshine! That weekend retreat sounds so wonderful!

How cute of your Hubby to let out a yawn during the last verse! I could see my hubby doing something like that (not consciously, of course)! It really did make me think of that Marry Poppins scene! Too cute!!!

J at said...

Very cute! And just the idea of being that relaxed is a wonderful one. :) I had a massage last week, and I said that the only way it could have been better is if the masseuse had given it to me at my house, with me in my bed, and then quietly tiptoed out of the room, turned off the light, and gone downstairs to make dinner for Maya and walked the dog, so I could drift off into peaceful slumber, rather than the chores I still had to do. Oh well, it was still wonderful. :)