One day I found an ad on my FB page, and it looked pretty interesting. Since 'shelter in place' I only get out to my once a week Sunday afternoon by the water or to run necessary errands. Even without the loss of my son, this self-imposed staying in has been hard on me. I'm one who was out the door and on the bus heading some place every day, and now I haven't been on a bus since March 16th. I'm fortunate that I'm fairly tech savvy so I have been able to see some of my peers from the center in the Zoom classes I take, but I still feel that loss of human companionship and comfort.
Keeping myself busy has helped, but the problem is, I have been wanting to do the things that I used to enjoy--jewelry making, reading, painting. So, when I found an ad for Coloring and Classics that day I decided why not try it. It's only $19.99. No great expense, and if I didn't like it I could always cancel, so I went ahead an ordered.
Good move on my part. I cannot begin to tell you how much it has helped me. It's opened me up to adult coloring which I am thoroughly enjoying. I even sent for a couple of books from Amazon, some colorful gel pens, and have been coloring pictures for my great grands which I plan to frame and wrap for Christmas. Will show you sometime this week what I have done so far.
But even better is what the puzzle books have been doing for my mind. So far I have received crossword puzzles and word search and am actually feeling a difference in my thought process. I'm not forgetting words as much as I used to and my spelling is getting better. It was worrying me that I was once the best speller at my job and now simple words were beyond my reach. I wasn't exercising my mind when I was retired.
This is the package I received yesterday.
Each month I receive a puzzle book, a coloring book, a novel, and a lollipop. They have several different genre of novels you can chose, and my choice was fantasy.
'Sisters of the Wood' looks like a great choice, and I may even get into reading again. Actually read a couple of chapters yesterday.
Interesting choice of coloring book this month. It actually opens up into a long fold out to color. It was far to long to get the entire thing, but the photo below gives you an idea.