Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Today is the day I flip the page(s) to see what is coming up in May. I have three calendars and keeping them all in sync is a full morning’s activity toward the end of each month. I have a wall calendar in the kitchen, a Day Timer Organizer with a tapestry cover and quite a bit of info besides calendar dates, and a small calendar I carry in my purse/bag. I sit down with all of them spread out on my desk and make sure all my activities have been recorded on each one.

May looks very busy with Gorge hikes, golf, crafts (knitting and quilting), Book Club, family doings, and finally the trip to Alaska on the 30th. Actually, the Alaska pre-trip to Seattle and the San Juan Islands starts the 27th. Then there is the Humane Society Fun Run/Walk with the dogs, the Audubon Society Bird-a-thon, the primary election, and trips to the garden nursery.

Every day the mail brings fliers and announcements of more things happening in this busy town. I am amazed at how my life has changed from “same ole, same ole” to “every day is a new day.” This last week in April is busy also, with a lecture on Grizzlies tonight (prep for Alaska), golf tomorrow, lunch with Andy on Thursday, Buddy’s therapy on Friday, a quilt show this weekend, and the American Sign Language Comedy Night on Saturday.

Quiet time is important to me so I try to keep my mornings for reading, knitting, playing with the dogs, and just being. Late evening is exercise time with yoga stretches and rolling around on my big blue ball. I watch the early news at 5:00 p.m. as the late night news was leaving a bad taste in my head (mixed metaphor, that!). Now I listen to nice music at bedtime. That works better for easing into the night and a restful sleep. My furry alarm clock (Lenny) goes off at 6:30 a.m. and it’s the start of a new day. Life at the Hideaway.


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