Immediately after posting about my delight with my retirement life, I got a call from my old school district with an offer of a long term substitute position. Amazingly, I feel a bit guilty for declining, but I think I can muster the resolve. I realize that both my health and independence are gifts to be appreciated while I have them, because they are not going to last forever.
It's not the parking lot I find so objectionable. It's the people who use it as a trash receptacle, an open air bathroom, and a handy assignation spot (in broad daylight on more than one occasion).
I bought an MP3 player. (I know, welcome to the 21st century, me!) I thought it might be nice to listen to audio books while doing the housework. I thought I would have to get my grandchildren over to show me how to use it, but I did manage to figure it out--at least get some music into it. I can download books from the State library through our local library so I'll give that a try. However, right now either blogger or my computer is being quite obstinate, so I think I'll go pick up a real book. I'm just finishing The Wild Girl by James Fergus--a fictional account based on a true incident. It's very good and I'm almost delaying finishing it.