I had a haircut on the first day of school at 9 a.m.--I was the only one getting my hair cut. Next, I got groceries. I probably got more than I needed because there was no one in the store with me. Nice! I was invited to a friend's home for lunch, so relaxing!
On the second day of retirement, I went to the Indiana State Fair by myself! I ran into lots of people I knew and went to all the buildings I didn't always get to see. I purchased ratcheting pruners (which work very well). I sat by a girlfriend at the "Happy Together" concert that night. We decided being the top row in the back was good because we couldn't see how old the performers looked. It was like living my teenage years over again: Gary Puckett, Mark Lindsay, The Turtles, the lead singer of Three Dog Night, the Cowsills, and Spencer Davis. The audience stood up and belted out, "Joy to the world, all the boys and girls..." Then we sat down. We stood up often, but always sat down soon after. There was a steady line of people headed to the restroom, too. I texted my daughter when I got home at 10:30, as was expected. See, just like being a teenager.
On Friday evening, I hosted my children for dinner as usual. Funny, they looked pretty exhausted, I was fired up.
I went to lunch with a great group of retired Lutheran teachers one day! Time was no object!
So the days have gone. Today I visited my daughter and we walked to beautiful, downtown Acton, Indiana, to the Dinner Bell Market. We all got slushies, walked a couple of blocks, and settled on her front porch. You can see the picture below:
We are planning to hit the apple orchard next week for some apple cider slushies and playground time.
God has been so good to me! I am blessed to have my families close so I can help them out and I can call on them for help, too. Thank you, dear readers, for indulging my verbosity and adventures. God be with you all and be kind!