Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cold time

I have come down with a cold.  I hung in there today to help C. with decorating the house.  Then I met my engine maintenance instructor at the boat because he wanted to see her.  And after that I went rowing with the team. 

The latter probably wasn't too smart, but it felt good to pull on the oars and to be with this group of people that I haven't seen in nearly two months due to my Wednesday night class.   Everyone is looking forward to the Christmas parade of boats in which we will be rowing the pilot gigs.  Saturday morning we will spend a few hours decorating the boats for the evening parade.  I hope that I am feeling better to do all of that.  

There is a freeze warning along the coast for tonight.  I've covered the plants that are most vulnerable and will move them tomorrow to the green house.  Every year we struggle with getting the huge old hibiscus and geraniums into the heated green house.  But these plants have been around for many years so it's important to keep them from freezing.  I suppose that we are lucky to still have them blooming on December 1. 

I have done all that I can for today.  It has been another full day.  Tonight one of the rowers asked if I wondered how I ever worked at a job with all the things that I do.  I wonder that myself.  I am definitely staying busy.  Not much time to laze around for sure.  Tomorrow promises to be another busy day. 

It is truly amazing how there is so much to occupy my time, when I was worried that I would not feel fulfilled being retired.  I am more than fulfilled.  I am not just in recovery, but I am in discovery of all that life has to offer. That is really an astounding thing.


  1. I can't imagine how you get it all done either, but at least you do and you seem to enjoy the things you do, that's the main thing. I hope your cold get's better.

  2. Hope you feel better soon Syd and well enough to participate in all the wonderful things happening around you right now.

  3. not just in recovery but discovery...i just had a talk about this yesterday

  4. Busy. Busy. Busy.
    I don't wanna say that I told you so, but ......

  5. Syd remember to sneeze into your sleeve which will be kind of hard if you're on mid stroke at the oar.

  6. Dunno how you do it, Syd... I'm down with a cold, too, been down since Monday and it just keeps getting worse. Today I might stay in bed. Great that you live in a place where hibiscus blooms in December... There's snow on the ground here and the sky is gray :) xo G

  7. Syd,
    So sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Glad you are enjoying being retired.



  8. Hope you feel better soon Syd -- have you tried fresh grated ginger in boiling water, sweetned with organic honey? Get plenty of rest.

  9. get well soon. better to have the cold now than Christmas Eve. silver lining. yadda yadda yaddas.

  10. Oh my - Syd - I'm with dAAve on his comment; but I can remember telling some friends that I may need to go back to work full time in order to have more free time. Retirement is wonderful; however, it has been a real challenge for me to learn the true definition of the word "NO!"

    Hope your ennui gets better, and you can rejoin the retired folks at multi-tasking!

    Love and Hugs,
    Anonymous #1

  11. ((((brrrrrr))))

    Feel better soon, cuddle up with a warm pup some tea and a good book or something!

  12. I do hope your cold doens't persist, ugh! Flowers at Dec 1st, I can only imagine lol We had our first look at accumulating snows this week, ugh!


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