I keep thinking we'll settle into some sort of retirement routine. So far, almost two months into it, nothing is routine.
My plan is to spend some "blog time" and then something more comes along.
Here's some highlights:
2. I've been playing with table settings. A friend gave me the idea of setting the table even if guests aren't coming, to experiment and enjoy various settings. It's been fun and I guess it's basically playing with big girl toys. And then I decided to use the setting and had folks over for dinner. I'm going to do this again. It's like therapy!
3. Believe it or not, 22 of us friends had an old fashioned hymn sing and we had so much fun. Most of us had grown up singing hymns so knew many of them by heart. I had to refresh my rusty piano skills. And we all want to do it again.
4. The fun of valentine's week was helping the grands to make valentines.
And these flowers lasted over two weeks!
5. Bread night with our mentor group was a big hit. We talked about making a house a home, and then went over to the church kitchen to learn the art of bread making (the most fun was kneading). The girls went home with a loaf of bread that needed to rise in the fridge over night. The next morning the photo texts flew in of the freshly baked bread their families were enjoying!
6. Our church had "Cooking for a Cause" week where women gathered in homes to make four meals (the organizers had purchased and portioned out ingredients) to be placed in the freezer. They will be used when a family or sick person needs a meal. It was an interesting and fun time, working with older women who all have different ways of doing things! I did not know most of them, so it was nice to get to know some new women.
7. I've been exploring my grandfather's boxes of old movies that my uncle passed on to me and deciding what to do with all of them. Some of them are cartoons he bought for his children, there are newsreels from the 1940s, as well as old family movies. One is my mother's graduation from college.
These are a bit of a burden to me but I'm trying to work through it all sensibly, and not panic!
8. Spring is definitely here a little early, brought to us by two weeks of rain and a few warm days.
I've had to mow our grass twice now. Word has it winter is returning tomorrow.
9. No matter how warm a day, evenings are always chilly and it's a great time to crochet.
The grands have requested more "blankies" even though they already have them.
I think they wanted new colors. Crocheting in the evening helps to keep me awake!