It has been almost two years now. Many of you wonder how I am doing. I am doing quite well!
Some have asked if I am ready to date. I have absolutely no inclination to date at all. Don loved me thoroughly and well; my cup is full! The Lord has blessed me with many fun dear ladies to do stuff with, so I have no void in the companionship arena.
Recently I wondered, Where does all my time go? So today I did a rough tally of regularly scheduled items. I do volunteer things 26 hours a month. I am involved in meetings/lunch groups/church 38 hours a month. I spend every Saturday afternoon with my 9-year old grandson, Robbie, so there is 24 hours a month. I enjoy getting outside at least 5 days a week to bike/kayak/walk, so that equals 20 hours a month. Grand total: 108 hours/month!
I’m involved with two lineage organizations, DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution, through my dad’s mother’s line), DRT (Daughters of the Republic of Texas, through my mom’s mother’s line). I’m involved with the Carrollton Women’s Club (raises money for scholarships) and the Retired School Personnel Association. I’m in a ladies Bible study and an evening church couples group (though several of us are widows). I’m in two book groups, two canasta (cards) groups, four formal/informal lunch groups. I have duties in almost all of these: I’m recording secretary for two of them, I do webpages for two of them, newsletter/communication for one, discussion leader for two.
I don’t think I ever realized how very social I am!! And I’m having lots of fun!
The Lord has blessed me immensely in my widowhood with wonderful family, enjoyable friends, good health, and meaningful pastimes. Thank you for your part in that! I pray many blessings and joy for you in 2016!