The American city should be a collection of communities where every member
has a right to belong. It should be a place where every person feels safe
on his or her streets and in the house of his or her friends. It should be a place
where each individual's dignity and self-respect is strengthened by the respect
and affection of his or her neighbors. It should be a place where each of us
can find the satisfaction and warmth which comes from being a member of the
community of human beings. This is what people sought at the dawn of civilization.
It is what we seek today.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Well, here we are. It's Friday at the end of a busy week. I mentioned to hubby last night that I've been on the go every day this week, something I haven't done in many years. In all honesty, while I was making all my fabulous plans before retiring, I wasn't sure if any of them would come to fruition. I was too set in my ways. I loved hanging about the home in my jammies, and I often wondered if retirement was just what I needed to become a hermit. But, if anything, it's been the opposite for me.
I look forward to getting up in the morning and heading for the center. I'm really beginning to meet people now, and it feels great to be acknowledged when I come in each day. Yesterday we played Bingo from 9 to 10, meditation and relaxation from 10 to 11, and I learned a few basic steps of Chinese Folk Dancing from 11 to 12. On Thursday, lunch is only 50 cents. We had chicken cacciatore, white rice, broccoli, whole wheat bread, pineapple juice, milk, and an orange. I swear, that chicken was so good I didn't want it to end.
Today I have errands to run so I won't be going. I have to run to the bank to deposit my check from work. Finally it arrived. They sent it to the wrong address on the 18th, then made me eat my heart out waiting for them to issue me a new one. Not nice at all.
Afterwards I want to stop at the store and buy some winter drapes for the living room. It will be here before we know it. I saw a fantastic pair about a week ago and don't know why I didn't jump on it, but I didn't, and now I can just hope they are still there.
Then, it will be home to rest for a few and back out after dinner, something else I haven't done in years...go out at night. The church has a healing ceremony at 7:15, followed by a vigil until 1 am. I doubt that I will be staying that late, but I do plan on hanging out for awhile.
Aside from Sunday services, my weekend will be my rest period.
Wishing you all a weekend filled with joy. See you on Monday.