It’s been awhile since my last post. I finally have a few minutes to sit at the computer and get up to date on the last 2 weeks. I can honestly say that I have never been so busy! From the closings, to the actual moving to now the unpacking, it is endless. I am so happy that I do not have to get up and go to work every day, as I don’t have enough time in a day as it is, I can’t even imagine how I would have fit work into this.
I can now say, the last box was emptied today – yeah!!! We have accomplished so much, but by the end of the day my legs and back hurt so much, I can tell you after popping 2 Advil I sleep like a rock. I remember when I worked the restless nights I would have thinking about the issues I was dealing with at work, my mind running and running and feeling my stomach in a knot. Now my head hits the pillow and I’m out for the night. So although I’m physically tired at the end of each day, it’s a good tired, I sleep well, and start each new day with new energy. I really haven’t thought of work, or missing it. I still get all the daily and weekly notifications from Monster and Linked In and a multitude of other job sites, I look at them quickly and delete. I can honestly say I’m just not interested in getting a job right now. This might change as we get to January and February, but the task at hand seems so big and is looming overhead that I don’t even think of it or want it. To the workaholic I used to be, this is simply amazing. I am a strong believer that things happen for a reason, and I feel from the day I quit on 8/31, everything has fallen into place regarding timing and this move. We were able to visit family in Chicago, we found a nice home to move to and we had time to enjoy our previous home before leaving it. The packing kept me busy and now the new house setup is definitely keeping us busy and will for some time to come.
The new neighborhood. It seems that for the month of December things slow down a little when it comes to activities. Many retirees either travel to be with family or family travels here to be with them so many groups don’t meet in December, but start again in January. Again, timing that seems to be working out for us. By end December we should be as settled as we can be, and we’ll be ready to start enjoying all the New Year activities, and let me tell you, there are quite a few. You can be as busy as you want to be, and honestly could fill up an entire day going from one thing to the next. We were able to attend the New Residents introduction meeting and all the clubs and groups were present to tell you a little about their activities. My best analogy that I’m using is that you’re like a kid in a candy store. Seeing all the different candies (clubs and groups) and you want to pick them all, but you know you can’t so you have to choose which ones to try now and maybe try the others later. I can see how you can easily take on too much, too soon, and too fast. We’re going to be here for a long time so if we try to do everything the first year, what will we do with the rest of the years.
For sure I’m going to join the neighborhood book club, getting on a few sub lists for game nights, and hoping to join a new game group that is being setup. Already signed up for 3 yoga classes. I said I was going to do this and I’m doing it. Now only once a week for 3 weeks, but it’s a chance to try yoga and hopefully will like it so I can sign up in January again. We’re going to join the Country Western Dance group and I’m going to join the ladies 9 hole weekly golf group. Sounds more like a fun group and for someone who hasn’t golfed in a long time, it’s a perfect way to get back into it. We’re going to join a group called the Zoomers. We hear this is the “in” group of Sun City. Sounds like they do a lot of activities from luncheons, day trips, even 1 and 2 weeks trips. This seems to be the biggest group in the community and the most active. My husband wants to join bocce ball, and is considering work working. We both think Pickle Ball sounds interesting, so we might give that a try. I think starting with these activities is a good way to see how things go. Of course, we want to have time to use the state of the art fitness facility and the pools also. They have a wonderful library, I don’t think I’ll every have to buy another book again.
So all those activities are the future. For now, I’ve been stuck inside with my boxes. For some reason the stupid Unpacking Fairy missed our house so I have been on my own. The rooms are setup, the Christmas decorations up, the knick knacks in place, so only a few things left. I can say that the “to do” list is now shorter than the “do” list I started with 2 weeks ago. Not sure how much I’ll get done this week. We have fitness orientation, Neighborhood Christmas party and we’ll be attending a show in the Grand ballroom on Thursday, and of course, my first ever yoga class. Then on Friday I do want to go see the lights in the historic section of Georgetown since the shops are open late. I can tell you I won’t be bored this week. I sure would like to find some time to read a few chapters in my book, maybe the following week.
I hope your road you’re traveling on is being good to you and you’re enjoying it. I’m on a new road, I have high hopes and I’m trying to see what’s around the next bend. I’ll keep you posted on what I find.