I have had a busy time since getting back to Vermont. I had dinner with my son on Wednesday night, dinner out with my friend Ginnie on Thursday, a long walk in the country with my friend Donna on Friday and I went to see my daughter and grandkids this past weekend. I have fit in a couple yoga classes and other exercise. I have been practicing my watercolor painting. And Zen doodling.
In the evenings, I have been sitting wrapped in my favorite quilt next to the gas fireplace, sometimes watching television, sometimes reading. I started a book I am enjoying very much -- A Man Called Ove.
I really have not liked the cold weather. My bones actually ache.
It has warmed up today and tomorrow everyone will be complaining about the heat. I have some container gardens to get started, but the warm weather is not supposed to last through next weekend. I am planning to visit the garden center tomorrow though.
I have been staying away from Facebook and I do think my mental health has benefited from it. Still, I don't want to have my head buried in the sand either. I read the Washington Post and watch nightly news on PBS and sometimes ABC. It's like watching a train wreck -- painful but I can't pull my eyes away. I haven't suffered from GERD since my retirement, but lately it is back in full force.
I guess I better go doodle some more.