Retirement is a well kept secret that always seems to be far ahead in the future, but it eventually comes. A time when you are no longer needed as a parent to care for your dependent children 24/7 or work at an occupation. A time to pursue hobbies and new interests, if your health allows.
We started out our day together with a discussion of "Abundance"-a chapter in Julia Cameron's book Artist's Way-which is a class we are both taking for the second time around. How fun to talk for two hours about life and its blessings as well as its challenges. Notice the lovely roses Caryn's husband Wayne gave her for Valentine's day.
Shopping at Dirt Cheap for some metal flower sculptures that won't die in the heat. We also shopped at our favorite haunt the Outlets Mall for jewelry and scarves.
Then it was time for lunch at Red Lobster-I had seafood stuffed flounder, rice and a salad plus their great cheese biscuits. Caryn had coconut shrimp.
The weather was sunny and bright with temps in the mid 50s.
Another fun day building memories and having fun.