Of course, the biggest change in our lives was the birth of our first grandchild… beautiful Meadow. Retirement is going to be fun playing with her and watching her grow.
What seems to be the never-ending job of packing continues. Trying to figure out what I won’t need for awhile and tape it up in a box. Putting other things I might need in another box and leaving it open. I’ve already thought about things I would like access to but are already boxed and out of the house. Oh well, this too shall pass.
Time is getting short now. I feel like I’ve been packing forever. Next phase — begin unpacking. Don’t know which is worse.
Life as I know it is about to change. What’s in store? I don’tknow but I’m looking forward to finding out.
Next week I move into a new home, one that could last a long time. Full retirement is about to begin. I have a lot of things on my bucket list. And I intend to tick off as many as I can. I hope to take up some old hobbies and maybe even find some new ones. I’m also looking forward to new ministries to be involved with.
Life…Here I come.
Memories. Yesterday I was ironing and was reminded of ironing days a long time ago. I thought about how I ironed as a kid, even as late as a teenager.
We would lay out the clothes on the kitchen table and sprinkle them lightly with water, not a spray bottle but a sprinkler bottle. We would then roll them up, put them in a zippered plastic bag and then into the refrigerator to wait for ironing time. You see, we didn’t have steam irons then and this would keep them moist to help remove the wrinkles as well as keeping them from mildewing. Everything was 100% cotton and wrinkled terribly.
The best thing about this is that Mother paid me — 10 cents a piece! — to help with the ironing. Of course, the sprinkling was more fun than ironing. The best piece to iron — a handkerchief!
Wonder if kids are still getting paid to iron today. Hopefully the price has gone up.
… an MBA in International Business. WOO! HOO! Susan did it. She has completed her degree from Dallas Baptist University and is looking forward to life with no homework. Good job, Susan!
Starting to get serious on my trip to San Francisco. Researching, planning, booking, packing (in my mind and on paper). I am the over zealous one in the family and the over organized one. I was once accused of being so organized that I had my kids in alpha order.
Needless to say I am getting excited about this upcoming trip. It has been many, many years since I have been to northern California. I’m sure I won’t even recognize it. My idea of a good trip is to research what there is to see and do in the area and prioritize it so that I don’t get home with regrets. I never know when I will get back to the area. I guess I’m always afraid I will miss something spectacular. At my age I may not have time to replay to see it. Of course, I plan to live another 20+ years but there is so much I want to see and do without having to repeat.
OK, so yesterday I started working on what I want to take with me. We are trying to limit the luggage for various reasons. I would love to take half my wardrobe so that it will be handy for me to wear whatever the mood strikes. That’s not really practical or feasible and we will have access to a washer and dryer so I really only need to take half as much and just wash at the midpoint. So ‘The Ultimate Packing List’ I discovered a few years ago comes in handy. I am happy to share in case you are the same kind of traveler I am.. This is obviously a master that I modify for each trip..
Happy travels to all you fellow sojourners.
This weekend started out to be just another weekend and another Sunday. But earlier in the week Susan called and wanted us to get together for Mother’s Day. We made arrangements to meet in for Sunday lunch. Then Richard made plans to come down as well. Plan B then went into effect. When we pick Richard up at the train station we will drive to San Antonio and spend nearly 24 hours together, including going to church together… What a wonderful Mother’s Day this will be!!
Wes will grill for us and we will probably work on some of our SanFran trip.. Sunday we will go to The Guenther House for a special Mother’s Day Brunch.