Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Catching Up on Tuesday

Where does the time go? What did I do today? Those are questions I ask myself often. I thought I would have so much time, accomplish so much when I retired. Not so. I do think I waste more time, dream more, move more slowly than I did in, let's say, my forties and fifties, but nevertheless, I just have so many things I want to do, and so few really get done.

I guess that's okay in a way. Jim and I have a "Bucket List" and we are chipping away at it. His friend, George, says that's good but to remember to add something for everything we do. We don't want to end up with nothing to look forward to. I doubt that could ever happen to us.

All this said to underline the fact that I haven't posted in a few days. I've had good intentions, but just haven't made it. You will notice, if you click on my picture link, that I am keeping up with my "picture a day" commitment. Of course, I know, it's only been six days, but all the same I'm doing okay.

We're in the process of solidifying our travel plans for "Westward Ho!" or should I say, "Southwestward Ho?" There is much to be done before we can leave; much of it by way of doctor's appointments, blood work, and in Jim's case, surgery. He will have carpal tunnel surgery on his left hand next week. So, I guess that's where some of my time has gone.

And some it has gone to fun and games. Yesterday, in spite of an early morning Dr's appointment, I was able to fit in a lot of fun time. Linda went with me to the doctor's office. She read while I, well, we won't say exactly what I did. Anyway afterwards, we went to bother Sandi at her store. She was able to take a break and we went to Starbuck's for a half hour of serious girl talk.

Linda and I proceeded to the mall where we had a lovely salad for lunch. Then it was on to....

My daughter, Paige, called me on Christmas day and raved about this movie. I am not big into animation and said so. Jim, just refuses to go to animated movies. Paige said this had the best message of any movie she had seen in years. She said it is a tale of redemption and forgiveness. And it is.

It didn't take a lot of imploring to persuade Linda to go with me. We both enjoyed it tremendously, albeit while freezing to death in the theater. I highly recommend it (the movie, not the freezing) to everyone, no matter age. Not only is it a delightfully told and animated story, with great stars, it is truly a tale of love and redemption.

Today, after sleeping in until a decadent hour, I had lunch with my pals from Walworth. I got to know these dear women while I was filling in for the Walworth Library Director last year. Not only did I enjoy the job at Walworth and make some mad money, I was blessed to make some new and fast friends.

Stay warm, Jane and Dorothy. I'll see you in April.

Add to a late rising, lunch with friends, a haircut, an hour browsing in the library, 45 minutes on the phone with daughter, Gretchen, I guess I DO know where the time goes. Now, I hear Jim in the kitchen so it must be time for dinner.

I won't be posting again until Saturday as we are off to Pennsylvania to play with our relatives there for a couple of days.

~Hippo Hugs~


Michelle said...

I love to hear that you slept in and enjoyed the day. I worry about you.

Pam, I posted an update on Tay on my blog, please read.....it's GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!

You and Nancy....you two are amazing people. you both, and the prayers of the others who posted on Nancy's blog....made her better. Her condition was so serious, that I know KNOW KNOW, that had it not been for all of you, and your undying faith......she would not be where she is today.

You ladies humble me.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Pam,

Sounds to me like you've had fun with friends, saw a great movie, and have all sorts of plans for the near future. Besides, they say "time flies" when you're having fun! And on that note, have a great time with your relatives. Now I'm off to check out some of your pictures.

Big hugs,


pam said...

Sounds like you had a full day. Why do they keep movie theaters so cold anyway??

Hope you have a good time while away, and safe travels.

Cheryl Wray said...

You are LIVING THE LIFE...sleeping in late, watching movies,hanging out with friends. :-)

Have a super fun trip!!!

See ya when you return.

Monogram Queen said...

I am trying to take Madison to see that movie! We will wear sweaters though!

camport said...

thanks for the Despereaux recommendations! I was actually not going to see that one, but it sounds like we may after all.


Laura said...

WOW!! You HAVE been busy!! Seems like you DO know where your time goes...ha, ha! I thought about taking Alise to that same movie. Thanks for the review! Have a fun time in Pennsylvania!

Nancy said...

You certainly are one busy gal, Pam! You always were active like that.

Our theaters here are cold, too, especially in the summertime! They keep that A/C turned so low that I always take a jacket along. I don't go much in the wintertime due to flu season.

I envy you for the trip to PA! I get homesick sometimes to see the mountains back home.

Do keep us posted about Jim's surgery this week. I hope and pray he makes out better this time. Hate that he has to go through that again.

I can just imagine how much you are looking forward to your trip west to spend time with Gretchen and Brian. These kids pull at the ole heartstrings more as we get older, I think. I so look forward to spending time with mine. Tammy and Stosh were here for dinner yesterday, but Tim is back in Orlando again. I don't see him as much as I'd like.

I'll be waiting to hear how Jim makes out now....

((( HUGS )))

Diane said...

I pray my retirement is going to be as fun as yours! You have so much to be thankful for and you never hesitate to give thanks to Him. It's nice to be back to do some catching up. I hope I can remain "in the loop" this time.

Happy New Year, my friend...