Plans of Change

Sometimes I’m a bit dyslexic, mixing letters when I speak/write or transposing numbers.  As a kid I said belldoor and some other last then first words.  So as I changed my plans recently, it came out as a plans of change in my mind.  I nixed the hospital volunteering gig, too much structure and requirements for the summer.  And replaced that effort with becoming the co-coordinator for the community garden.  I will spend more time on the community garden then required by the hospital however I set my own hours and tasks! And will be outside-another bonus.

I have planted peas, lettuce (mesclun mix), radishes, red onions, and sweet onions.  The kale wintered over nicely and the garlic planted last fall looks good also.



I have seedlings of eggplant, a determinate tomato variety, hot peppers, tomatillas, broccoli and some herbs set outside to harden off.  And I ordered some plants that should arrive soon.



I have started on a fairy garden in my yard.  Some will surely laugh at such, however I love the idea.  Reminds me when I was a child and would make a small garden under a bush at the end of our porch, catching tree frogs to live in my tiny haven.  As I grew older, I would sneak a smoke in the same space until the neighbor across the street ratted me out to my mom.  I guess that was something to see-a smoking bush!  So thankful I kicked that habit years ago.


Not working update

So 37 days into “retirement”, I decided not to call it retirement.  I consider myself in between jobs at the moment without a clear idea what kind of work I want to pursue.  As I ponder this next act, I am reading a lot of different things.  Like this website Encore, Second acts for the greater good.  And then this article in this mornings WA Post, How long do I have? and why one may not want to retire!  I admit to being a bit bored which is probably normal as I went from a fast-paced, stressful environment to an extended vacation!

So to keep busy, I “interviewed” for a volunteer position at the hospital.  And looks like I will start that in May, every Wed for 4 hours.  Over the last few weeks, I have been to the beach, to visit my mom and then to visit son at school. I have my community garden spot tilled and early spring stuff in the ground.  I have seedlings sprouted and getting ready to set out.  On this rainy day I intend to start cleaning and organizing.

While visiting our son, we drove around Claytor Lake State Park.  I think I would like to return this summer if for no other reason to swim out to this platform!