Saturday, July 23, 2011
Trying to keep up with the blog, even though been too busy and feel rushed. Cannot stand rushing around anymore, and besides, if I do, I forget things, and also it is easy to fall. Very aware of this since the osteoporosis diagnosis. My cousin (who is younger than me) fell and broke BOTH wrists. She was totally disabled, and had a wonderful husband who helped her. But I live alone. Then a year later she fell and broke her ankle and even now is not walking normally. It would be really really bad for my mom if I fell, broke something, and was disabled, even if it was only for 6 months. In fact, I do not know what she would do because the caregivers do not drive.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Went to cousin's house for another good day. But I am very tired. Since I re-tired, I feel like I am on a decline. I love retirement, but now with this slower pace of life that I love, well, there are just things I can't or won't do anymore. One is driving across bridges. I am so grateful that one cousin did the driving, I just did not want to do it. The idea of three women chatting in a car while I am driving 30 miles on a freeway, going through tunnels and over bridges, well, I just cannot do that anymore.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I remembered my camera so I will upload a few photos from a beautiful day yesterday. Foodwise, I did well, only eating half of the ballpark burger and fries, but then I got ice cream, and afterwards I had indigestion, so let's let that be a good lesson!!!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
When I sit down to do this Spark blog, I ask myself, "where am I this morning?" I have not mentioned Jack because this is a public blog, and it is a bit scary to write anything that is too personal. The likelihood of anyone I know reading it is slim, but stranger things have happened!!! Once I was travelling in France,and ran into my next door neighbor!!!
My best friend from 7th grade and I are still friends, yet we became friends randomly because the teacher seated us by last name and she was C and mine was D. She and I had a wonderful time at the Picasso exhibit at the de Young museum, but it was much better because of a docent who made the paintings come alive, explaining the symbolism, making wry jokes, and just doing an excellent presentation. Then Carole and I went out to lunch at a cafe that has this darling garden in the back. All you hear is birds twittering and grasses swaying instead of that loud incessant babble you often hear in restaurants. Oh, there was woman with a crying baby, but the sound of a baby and the mother comforting it, well, it was sweet. Then since we were in the neighborhood, we went to the Legion of Honor. Oh my, there was a fantastic exhibit I had not even known about, a huge Roman mosaic floor discovered only ten years ago. We also saw a good collection of Dutch masters.
I did not realize it, but when I got home, I was exhausted from two museums in one day, but it was a great type of tiredness. I just feel so lucky that my friend and I share so many interests.
I wonder if there is a way to make this blog available only to people on my team??? I do feel funny to write too much because of the entire group being able to read it.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
This is my birthday week, so I only have ten minutes for Spark this morning, and could not write yesterday or Sunday. Visit with daughter went fairly well. Party for me was nice. Yesterday I went on an Art Deco walk for retired teachers, and ran into an old acquaintance from days when my girls were in synchronized swimming. She asked how my husband was, and it was not as painful as usual to tell her that he left me, but I realize it was ten years ago. It still feels like yesterday. Her husband died 7 years ago.
Today I am going to the Picasso exhibit with an old friend and then she is taking me out to lunch for my birthday. Tomorrow is my real birthday and Jack is taking me to a Giants game and then out to dinner. And Thursday my cousins are having a reunion lunch (but it is not for my birthday, yet feels like it)
I set an alarm for ten minutes, my time is almost up!! Jack and I went to the priest to set up getting married. The idea of getting married again is very scary to me, and for some reason is reactivating many, many memories of my husband. When I married, it was for life, so somehow it feels like cheating to get married again.
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