As I mentioned earlier, this has been a slow, relaxing, at home week. I enjoy travel, exploration, socializing and the arts. All of those are regular parts of life. The best part of retirement, even a working retirement, is the ability to stay home and nest-for as long as I like. This has been one of those weeks. With a couple exceptions, I have not left my house (except to take neighborhood walks on occasion) and it has been lovely. I've been reading, relaxing, and very much being a homebody and a homemaker (sort of).
For someone who despises house cleaning, organization and most yard work, my enjoyment of other so called "home arts" could be considered illogical. I enjoy the creativity part (and it keeps me in a bit of cash), but have to force myself to do the maintenance and cleaning part by scheduling it into my day. To those of you to whom God gave either my organizational skills or my musical ability, I can only say bless you.
On the cooking front, it's time to start the first canning of the season. Since we all love blueberries and blackberries, I decided to make blueberry pie filling. That and some pickles will keep me busy for June (I stick with real canning rather than freezer jam). Other than that, I promised miniature lemon meringue pies for the church youth bake sale. We've been doing a lot of grilling of course, but that just requires some marinades thrown together and a salad and whatever fresh fruit and veg we have on hand. And of course, ice cream. And smores.
This weekend (tomorrow) it will be time to venture out a bit more. Third Monday trade days, an art fair, more yard sailing, church events and the pool will all be calling to me over the weekend. Then who knows, it may be back to my nest next week.........it works for me.