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!