My Grandsons Question

My Grandson ask me recently what I do all day.  Now that I'm retired and not working, I feel I don't have to do anything if I choose.   But I realize my family worries about me.  Use it or loose it theory.

I just want to do my art, create new things, recycle old. Take nature hikes with my pup, take photos, peruse thrift stores for treasures to doodle.  Enjoy nature, she has so much to share, smells, sounds,  colors its overwhelming at times and I am fortunate to live in the beautiful Northwest where greens are greenest.  We have the ocean a couple hours away,  and snow capped mountains in the other direction.  

My daughters live in the area,  and my grandsons are only a couple of miles down the road.  So I get to see as many of their sporting events I can get to.  Football season is especially fun, all three boys play, with my oldest off to college in the fall to play football at EWU

I get to tag along with my oldest daughter on vacations and ski trips, although I don't ski, I get to play snow bunny, hanging around the lodge, doodling a little, meeting people and sipping hot toddys.   My youngest daughter is a runner,  a year doesn't go by that we don't get to cheer her on at a marathon somewhere.  Although this year with 3 boys in 3 different spring sports and one getting ready for college and high school graduation, I think she's running her own personal marathon just keeping up at home and with a part time job.  

I have old friends and new friends from my art group here in Vancouver that I enjoy getting together with when time allows.  A neighbor I love chatting with, and of course the internet where I can keep up with friends and share my work and adventures.    And Mahjong,  I'm hooked on that game.  

So to answer my grandsons question,  my days are full, just in a different way then before.  I'm not pressured to commute to work 5 days a week to pay the bills then try to relax for 2 days and do it all over again.   Now it's my time, my pace.

Now,  it's time for me and the pup to go hike the lake. See ya later.

Thanks for visiting.




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    1. Thank you, I just discovered how many have read this older post. It was good for me to re read it to see where I am today. Can't say a whole lot has changed, but one grandson graduated college another about soon to enter. Still doing my art, which I've had lots of time to do these past 2 years. Although I lost my pup over a year ago I was lucky to find another recently. So still going for walks with my pup, a little closer to home though, these days because of arthritis in my hip. Still my time and my pace.

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