It really is like a little slice of heaven for those 5 days.
This year, my kids are working so they'll be at home. And 2 of my closest Ashram-buddies won't be there. So, although at first I was disappointed, I realize now that it a chance for me to once again, just totally relax and only do what I feel like doing at any given time -- a time to indulge myself and my whims and enjoy ME! God seems to be putting me in those situations lately, so I guess there must be something really good to be learned there.