Full Circle

My life is not so busy any more.  I love that!  It’s still difficult to believe that I am retired and I really don’t have to work anymore.  Ever!

Last Saturday Eleanor and I went to a couple of church bazaars, one at a Catholic Church and one at a United Church.  They were fun, and we each actually won something at one of the raffles.  I bought a few used books and an apron made by one of the church members.

On Tuesday I got an email from a friend that I thought  asked me to go for a walk and out to lunch.  This is what I read. “This morning do you want to go out for a walk and then to lunch?”  I said yes.

What it actually said was “Thurs morning do you want to go out for a walk and then lunch?”  I wasn’t wearing my reading glasses and read the message on a small screen.

I waited and waited and waited.  It was 12:00, it was 1:00.  At 2:00, I emailed to ask what the hold-up was, not that I minded.  We discovered my mistake and laughed about it.  We’ve both done things like that.

In the evening I went to see the movie, “The Help”.  I had read the book and was looking forward to seeing the film.  It did not disappoint.  The actors were amazing.  We all loved it.  If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.

Thursday I went for the walk and lunch with Eleanor and while at the mall, we met a former vice-principal of mine and after chatting for a while we left promising to meet another time for lunch.  Then while walking I met a former student-teacher of mine who is still teaching at a nearby high-school.

Later in the day my sister’s husband popped in from their Vermont home (they live in Bermuda).  I tidied the house a little and in the early afternoon, I baked a chocolate cake.  We had a great visit with fantastic conversation and after seeing him enjoy the cake so much, he left with a nice slice to eat at his hotel. 

This morning I played with my new Cricut (pronounced cricket) cutting machine which I used for scrapbooking.  I love it.  It’s great having a new gadget to play with.

This afternoon hubby and I went for a walk and picked up a few groceries.  It was only 5º C  (40º F) but sunny and oh so beautiful.  We met a former student and her mother on their way to do some shopping.  I taught her in grade 4 and she told me she had just gotten married!!!  I just love meeting former students.  They always stop to talk, give me a hug and tell me all about what they are doing now.  Some of them are teaching, some are nursing, several are engineers, at least one a police officer, many are in high-school or university and they always talk fondly of their days in my class.

I ate well all week and exercised every day.  Some days I walked outside and some days I did mall walking.  I read the new Richard Castle book, a romance book and an art magazine.

Tomorrow Eleanor and I are going to another Church bazaar and will probably go out for a steeped tea at Tim Horton’s afterward.  A good week and it looks like full circle to me!