Hearing from everyone at once very quickly put me behind in correspondence, so I hope you will accept this as a response, an update, and a very grateful "thank you".
|Nancy and Cheryl at Subway|
I've also had lunch with Sharon, Thea, Janeen and Chris, as well as as attending Living Liberally, an art exhibit (Marty Montag at 95), the Bluffton Farmers Market (for wine and appetizer with Chris). it's been wonderful to see everyone and especially to do it without that feeling that I should be home.....or wondering what is happening at home. With each day I am relaxing more and more.
Equally satisfying has been my down time at home. I have one friend who likes to have a set schedule for the week, with very little down time. I'm the complete opposite....I love my down time at home. If too many things happen to interfere with that, I get out of kilter. So, I'm catching up on that time, too.
The nicest thing happened there today. I went by at 2PM for ice cream time and a lady was there with her 5 children, just like doorsteps. She was a teacher for 10 years and now home schools her children. She also brings them to facilities like BG to help out. They were so sweet, well mannered and articulate. They delivered ice cream cones to all the "grannies" and were encouraged to talk with them. At the end of the ice cream time, they went around and hugged everyone (and everyone loved it) and sang a song. After they left, the activities director told me that they were all adopted, which I never would have guessed. It was a wonderful family doing a wonderful thing.....I was just so impressed!
|Mama, Carol and Dennis|
This is my Crepe Myrtle, which I only noticed when it was in full bloom! Last week I noticed it as I drove into the driveway, which made me wonder what else I've not noticed! So, I'm probably still preoccupied with a lot of things and not 100% myself yet. I am back to my walking and that tends to settle me......I guess it will take time, but I am on the right path.