Me on Monday
Me on Monday ... tucked up in the warm and pottering about at home.
My 'new thing' for today is a new piano piece, which I've never played before and which, if I'm totally honest, I still can't play. It isn't going well! I'm not giving up on it (well, I have for today) and so far I've sorted about half of it but that part still need more practice. At least I've started playing the piano again which is one of the things I want in my life.
It was a quiet, not doing much sort of weekend. After band practice on Saturday morning, I didn't leave the house again. Julie called a couple of times to drop off more of her stuff and for me to print out a document that was needed urgently, but apart from that I spent the time alone ... thinking and planning!
My first week of retirement has made me realise that I need to learn to say 'no' to people, otherwise all this extra time isn't going to benefit me. I don't mind helping out in an emergency but I don't want to be a regular babysitter (for a friend's grandchild) or get up early every day to provide a taxi service to a neighbour's son! I did manage to say 'no' to those two requests but lately, conversations seem to be full of other people's ideas of what to do with my time (which in some way seems to benefit them!) but with no real understanding of what I do actually want to do. With that in mind, I'm adding a couple of activities into my week - joining the adult recorder players on Wednesday mornings, and having a go at line dancing (provided there's a place for me in the group) on Thursdays.
As for this week, I don't have much on which I'm secretly relieved about now that the cold frosty mornings are with us - I'll be out with my camera hoping for some interesting photos. Oh, and there's a special birthday celebration as well! Hope you all have a good week.
Linking with Sian at From High in the Sky.