Once upon a time, I wrote letters everyday. Once upon a time I wrote a post every day. Now days, its all I can do to get one or two posts out a week. Anyone who thinks you will have oodles of time when you retire is dreaming. True, I’m on Facebook more than I used to be, but I limit myself to an hour or less the mornings I am. Today I haven’t been on at all. This WordPress post will be the first item on FB for me today.
I knew I would be busier when I rejoined the Sport and Health Club, which is as much a social as a physical thing. (It certainly isn’t a weight loss program.)
I get to the pool by 8:00 AM three mornings a week, earlier than many, and leave earlier also. I don’t like to rush when I walk downstairs to the showers. The fear of falling again orders my days.
Some of the women who attend various classes are in a hurry and, “I don’t want to get in their way,” I tell my friend Pat. “Tough titties,” says she who moves like a maniac most days from the food bank to the charity shop to NARFE* meetings.
*NARFE = National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
My daughter is hosting a baby shower for Rita in March, scheduled for the middle of the day, because so many of us will drive from all over the Commonwealth to get to the farm. I had fun this week shopping for baby stuff. I also bought paper and ribbon. I have almost finished the baby blanket I’ve been crocheting at night. Now if I can remember how to wrap a gift.
Rita has decided to deliver her baby boy in Charlottesville rather than the tiny hamlet where she lives with her parents. Makes sense because they have state-of-the-art medical facilities associated with the university. Besides, one of her sisters, Amelia, is moving back to C’ville. Such a pretty little town.
Lately, I’ve had three books on the go, reading several chapters a day. Can’t do more, my eyes get tired. And my eyes are dry. All three books are political history, two of them by Jon Meacham, and quite interesting. The third, The Republic of Spin, by David Greenberg, helps counteract the political spin currently dominating the airwaves. But more on them later.
Will touch base with each of you soon. Off now to fix breakfast.
This salad of granny apples or pears, pecans, spinach, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, celery and an (optional) pasta is healthy and delicious with raspberry vinaigrette.