We have so enjoyed watching the hummingbirds come and go all summer
long. We also have had our share of bees on our feeder lately.
Several months ago I had a little fireside chat with myself. I am a gal who loves to get things done and I felt like I was needing to really look at my time and see how I was managing it! It is important to me to walk 30-60 minutes a day. I also take this time to pray. I pray for America, family, friends, the list is long and very important. I pray for people I know and many I never met. I believe God answers prayer.
Between sewing, baking, cooking, gardening,
church activities and crafting I stay busy but
I never like to go to bed at night without feeling like "I got things done". That's just always been part of my composition. I love that in retirement I finally have time for the things I love.
I enjoy taking baked items to the seniors meeting each week at church. I try to always be learning some new recipe I haven't tried before so this is my chance. I also enjoy surprising my son and his family with occasional meals.
After dinner last night I spent about about 4 hours working on the recipes for a fall themed tea at our church. By that I mean, narrowing down the choices and making final decisions about 3 fall type savories, which 2 types of scones to choose and 3 fall sweets. I also organized the recipes typing and printing them out for the lady in charge of the event. I was so glad to hand her the folder today and know at least that part is done. Next Tuesday I am having a pre-event tasting here as we have an Afternoon Tea with all the yummy foods that we will serve at church in October. I also plan to be a hostess at one of the tables and so I am figuring out just what my table setting will be and I am leaning toward using
the above dishes..
In retirement I am trying to keep learning things. I have been sewing some clothes for the first time in many years. Of course I will
continue to sew my tea cozies which
I love making.
Today I am on to other
big huge hydrangeas
in the garage. Hopefully
my husband won't need
to mow the grass....
Yesterday it took me 3 hours in the morning but I made it across about 1/4 of my backyard as there are so many weeds and perennials that need cutting back. I am glad to at least get part of it done which looks so much nicer now. We need rain so badly as things look very sad.
I hope you enjoyed our fireside chat with no fire in the fireplace. What sort of things are you getting done?