My goal is to try and work up to riding my bike back and forth to school. That depends on whether I can get the trio ready in time to catch the bus in the morning. If I can I should be able to make it to school by 9 a.m.
After dinner the girls and I got back on our bikes and rode to a park nearby. I ended up meeting a 76 year old woman named Delores (cue the Jerry Seinfeld reference) who was there with her granddaughter. She was 10. My girls played and I chatted. I found out Delores had just had her second knee replacement surgery, has two children, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. I enjoyed chatting with her. Mainly because I just miss my Mom. My Mom would be turning 75 next month. Really I just wanted Delores to hug me. I know, I know. I don't like hugs but I would have liked a hug from someone who reminded me of my Mom. I probably would have cried if she did hug me. So instead we rode our bikes home.
Today was minor house repair day today. I washed walls and spackled holes. The girls helped
Along with the transportation tomorrow I am also going to their house to tidy up before they get home. I also volunteered to help a friend with yard work on Friday because her husband is having surgery this week. I'm actually enjoying helping friends out. I didn't realize how much I was neglecting while working that job I had. I didn't realize how much stress I was under until I've gotten two months out from that place. I feel badly that my children got neglected. I feel badly that my friends got neglected. While I'm not having Sound of Music days I am definitely having long stretches of stress-free time.
Now off to bed. Busy day tomorrow!!