Friday, December 02, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

We are retired, so why are we so busy? Monday, we left the RV at 8:30 am and didn't get back until 3:30 pm. We both had eye exams and I got the first of five shots of lubrication in my knee to try to eliminate arthritis pain. In between, we did some Christmas shopping. Wednesday, we left the RV at 9:30 and didn't get back until 4:15. We did grocery shopping, John had his hearing aides adjusted and I had another eye appointment.

But not all our busyness involves shopping and appointments. John has been carving. Look at all these Santas! Each of our grandchildren will receive one for Christmas. Attention, Liz and Sherry: don't tell your children!

I have been making pottery. Here are two of my projects: a small casserole dish and a (very large, heavy) coffee cup.

But we aren't the only people around doing crafts. A week ago, the Valle del Oro Artistic Club members had their projects for sale during the Friday hamburger and taco lunch.

Items for sale ranged from embroidery to painting to jewelry.

There are lots of outdoor activities to keep people busy, as well. Such as softball, shuffleboard and bocce ball.

The bocce ball courts are new this year and before we leave here at the end of the month, we hope to learn how to play shuffleboard and bocce ball.

If none of these activities are of interest, there are hiking, bicycling, numerous card games, carving, woodworking, ceramics, and line dancing available. There is no excuse for being bored here.


  1. It is nice to see the range of activities you have available. I know you also are quite capable of entertaining yourselves in many ways. The carvings are very lovely. I hope your grandchildren keep them as great treasures from Grampa and Grandma.

  2. Great carvings! I love them!