This morning I gathered some veggies and left for work early so I could drop by Birdlady’s house and deliver them to her. She graciously invited me in for a cup of tea which I thoroughly enjoyed. I got a tour of her newly remodeled and I might add beautiful, basement room and must tell you became just a wee bit jealous. I have no taste whatsoever when it comes to putting color schemes, fixtures and furniture, etc. together. Gosh, in that area, she certainly has it going. One of these days when I have some redecorating or remodeling to do, guess whose expertise I’m going to depend upon?!!! I can just see her flitting around putting this color material with that design all to my delight!! A girl can dream, can't she!!
Anyway, after that I was off and running to work. It’s been a busy week so far and I’m looking forward to my Wednesday. I’ll probably be canning tomatoes most of the day. I’m going to try and get started tonight but I know better than to plan on anything big anymore, after I come home from work. I hate to admit it but my energy level just isn’t as high as it used to be and I don’t push nearly as hard as I used to. I spend a great deal more time enjoying my life than when I was younger. Canning tomatoes is way down on my list of things that are important. Rather, sitting in my lounge chair looking up at the sky and enjoying the evening ranks way up there!!!
I came home tonight bushed. It was raining so I didn't need much incentive to stay inside and veg. I fried up some burgers, sliced some tomatoes and that was all she wrote, though I did trip out to the garden in the rain and do a walk-thru. I picked more tomatoes, more cucumbers, some onions and 4 eggplant so I'll also be freezing eggplant tomorrow too!
At the end of this year my boss is closing the office. I'm trying to decide what in the world I am going to do. I've made plans and I've got ideas but I know that I'll never really know what retirement will be like until I'm there. I know in the Summer I'll worry my poor garden to death, at least I'll have something to do; but I'm somewhat concerned about the Winter season. I dream of spending my days working in my herb room making herbal blends and medicines but I'm just not sure I will be able to keep myself motivated. I would also like to sew a little. I used to sew quite a bit but then again I get bored awfully quick. Knitting might be a possibility or quilting but that means I have to sit still and oh my, I don't sit still well. I know I can't plan everything - but I'm a big planner and I'm feeling way off balance!!