Have not blogged for a long time! As much as I like to write, life has gotten in the way. I am still dealing with my sister's estate. Hopefully that will be coming to an end soon. It will be two years in June. It has been almost a year since my firefighter nephew died in the line of duty fighting a fire on the campus of the University of Missouri. I have had a new grandbaby born. There are five of them now. Three girls and two boys.
I have gotten even more involved in neighborhood activities. I write the front page article for the community newsletter, East Bluff News and monitor the Facebook page of the same name. I have been attending the East Bluff "Build It Up" weekly meetings and recently was asked to attend meetings for the "Senior Advance" program at the community center. They are trying to figure out what kind of activities we "old folks" might enjoy enough to get out of the house and socialize with other old folks.
I took the winter off from walking dogs at PCAP (PAWS). I hope I have the motivation to go back to doing that when Spring comes. I did pretty good. I only adopted one dog (Matilda) and one cat (Zeus) the entire time I was at the shelter every week. I lost one of my senior cats, Trumpkin, to liver failure.
This cold weather is sapping my ambition. I am still a member at the Riverplex, but my attendance is not what it was. I am hoping that with the arrival of Daylight Saving Time, I will be more motivated to go. I feel so much better when I do, but making myself go out in the cold at night is not an easy thing to do.
I celebrated another birthday. Seventy sounds old, but it doesn't feel old. I am content and healthy and really have nothing to complain about. Complaining doesn't solve anything anyway.
I am looking forward to a road trip in April when my grandsons have their violin recitals. Nothing like watching a three year old and a five year old feel like they are conquering the world! I have not been to see them since October and am really looking forward to seeing them and the baby, who will be almost eleven months old by the time I get there.
Life is good!