a brand new month begins today. A month of new hopes and dreams, family and friends to cherish, and just enjoy being alive. The weather has been absolutely perfect for all of this week, highs near 80, low humidity and in the 50s at night. It just doesn’t get any better than this.
This past month has been a busy one for me. I have been busy still finding my way around town. I still hate going downtown and I will not do that unless it is absolutely necessary. I still don’t like Rt 29 as the traffic on it is horrendous. My sister keeps reminding me that I was in worse traffic on 57 and I drove in that for years. Perhaps it is just getting used to something new and I will get used to this all in time. I have thought many times that Jim would have enjoyed living here and I wonder why we didn’t move here while he was alive. Then I remember the many doctors he was seeing and I realize that it couldn’t have been.
Anyway, I am settling in nicely. My daughter and son in law have been very good to me. I have seen more of my daughter in the last two months than I saw in the last 20 years. Unfortunately I am farther away from my son in Chicago and that is one of the things that I don’t like. I am planning to start doing some volunteer work this fall. There is a nice hospital here and I am considering the library and the church. Something to fill in some time. If I were younger I would get a part time job. I do enjoy people and being around them.
And now I need to pick up a bit of speed. On the agenda today is a hair cut, a trip to the grocery store and the vacuum and the mop. I did get the dreaded bathroom cleaned so I can mark that off the list.
I hope you all have a really great 4th of July weekend celebrating America’s birthday. For my friends in other countries, come celebrate with us. You would be most welcome.