Today I thought I would show you a few photos of the garden, with apologies to my Facebook friends who will have already seen them!
So then, another week is over, and on Thursday we will enter the month of June. JUNE!! Surely it was only five minutes ago that I was packing all the Christmas baubles back into their boxes for another year.
Hence my thoughts today on seize the day, and time flies. How many of you Seize the Day?! Or do you just live life in a routine sort of way? Which I suspect most of us do, especially if we are still working. Of course, finances also play a big part in what we are able to do with our lives.
Certainly, since I retired, life has taken on a new meaning for me, as I have the freedom of time to be with people I want to spend time with, and to do things that I love doing. How many times do we hear people saying, "I don't know how I ever had the time to go to work!"
There are so many Opportunities these days, as well, for women of a certain age to learn new things and to get involved in so many interesting things. Far, far more, for example, than women of my mum's generation ever had.
Yes, I love to go out to lunch with friends every so often, but there are so many other things to do, which doesn't involve spending money.
Most of you know that I love walking by the sea.... I also love watching sunsets, reading a good book or meeting up with friends for a chat. I have a large garden and I used to love spending time out there, but these days I find that to be a little too much like hard work, to keep on top of it all, as I do love it to look nice...BUT it has to be done, and it's all good exercise for me. I think the wonderful thing about not working anymore is to NOT be tied to time and to be able to do things when YOU want to do them.
There is, however, one thing that wastes quite a lot of my time, and that is....wait for it....FACEBOOK! When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is to check to see what everyone has been up to and then I check my Instagram account to look at all the amazing photos that people have posted on
there, and, before I know it, almost an hour has gone by, and, if I'm being honest with you, sometimes it's more than that.
My daughters are always telling me that I don't have to comment on every single thing I see - I admire them, as they very rarely go on to Facebook. You could say that they're too busy living life in the real world!
I daren't actually own up to how long I spend on there each week. That would be time that I could spend on much more productive things. Now, I don't want you to think that I am some sort of saddo here, because I do lots of other things as well during the week, and meet up
with friends for 'real' conversations.
A couple of sunset photos for you now. Both of these were taken in Door County, Wisconsin, where I was lucky enough to be last year.
To give me motivation to spend less time on Facebook, I'm putting it out there that I am going to spend far less time online - perhaps just 30 minutes of an evening, if that. Eeeeek!
I'm aware that it's Memorial weekend over in America, so I wish you all a happy weekend. Here it's a Bank Holiday weekend, so a time for families to spend time together.
I hope you are all keeping well, and in fine spirits. Certainly, events that have occurred in this Country this past week make me feel very lucky and glad to be alive.