When I was working and craved an indolent day, it was so delightful. Now I am not working and indolence has lost some attraction. Then again I am having a hard time motivating myself. I frequently advised patients to add structure to theI day without over scheduling. Now I must follow my own advice.
Today is my first day volunteering at the urban farm. Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. I am both looking forward to this, and anxious about it. This being one of so many new unpredictable situations for me lately. Last week I found myself at a birthday luncheon with the uppity women, only one, the birthday celebrant, did I know even slightly. The group was described as a great group of women having such a good time, they do it every month. While the women were spunky, and funny and friendly; they were all much older than I. Maybe the problem was they behaved old. I know many women much older than I in DC whom I enjoy. Many of this group were entering their 80’s, and their hiking biking days are over.
Entering so many new unpredictable situations is taxing. I enjoyed the Green Sanctuary meeting, and the book club last week. I feel pretty sure that several of those people will become friends. And the meditation group at Unitarian church. I believe I may be one of the older people at the urban farm. I am glad I do have so much time and flexibility in order to meet people and become involved.
I had the family over to dinner last Friday. That was enjoyable. They stayed until quite late, seeming to enjoy themselves. I realized I did not have enough toys for Caitlin, when we had to resort to TV after dinner. So I ordered some puzzles and books yesterday. Grand mothering is also a new and as yet not entirely predictable activity. Though one I thoroughly enjoy.
While I am keeping to my intention to exercise three to four times a week, including some strength training, I have not yet participated in a class. I think I will make that a priority for tomorrow.