A Time to Refresh by Marilyn Meredith

My blogs tend to focus on writing and other work that I'm doing, but I believe it's important to refresh oneself by doing things that are fun. Some of my fun things are writing related, but fun never the less.

For instance, attending a Sisters in Crime chapter meeting, which is what I'm going to be doing this a.m. Why is it fun? Because I have many friends who are members of the San Joaquin chapter of Sisters in Crime. It's a time to connect with them, both other writers and readers.

I also belong to the Central Coast chapter of Sisters in Crime, and I have several close friends over there. Not only do I get to spend time with them when I go over there, I also get to be by the ocean. Always a refreshing activity.

Tomorrow I'm going to be teaching my Sunday School class and joining my church family for worship. For me this is the best way to start the week. 

In the afternoon, hubby and I will be attending our granddaughter's baby shower--this is #3 for her. We'll be with other family members and friends and enjoying their fellowship.

We have a big family so we get lots of enjoyment from special events--we have a great-grandson's wedding coming this month, and lots of family will come for that. 

Hubby and I love movies--in the theater and at home. We have a Roku and subscribe to Netflix, Acorn, CBS, and Amazon--so it's always easy to find some good entertainment. (We don't even get regular TV anymore.) With CBS we've been able to follow our favorite TV shows, NCIS, Bull, and Blue Bloods. But we'v also had fun watching The Amazing Race, Survivor, and Big Brother (something hubby never did when we had regular TV.)

My hubby and I also like to go out to a nice restaurant for a meal. Our favorites at Thai Kitchen, Randy's Bistro, Tokyo Bowl, and the other new Japanese restaurant where they cook in front of you. All of these are locally owned--and we're treated well by the wait staff because we go so often. 

Because we're now seniors and not as spry as we once were, we don't do the traveling we used to do, but we have great memories of what we experienced for so many years.

I've been plugging away on my new book and writing program designs for those who want to open residential care facilities. But it is important to me to take time off and do something that's fun.

What kind of things do you do for fun?



Thonie Hevron said…
You are so right. Although I wouldn't classify it as "fun," I recently resumed my gym membership. I like working out even if I'm a little sore the next day. Thing is-I get some of my best ideas on a treadmill!
For fun, traveling was always big in our house after I retired. Now, with hubby still ill, that's limited, although we do have cruise scheduled in August to Norwegian Fjords. Keep fingers crossed that happens. Our evenings are quiet and similar to yours: love Netflix, Acorn, and a few network shows. Usually an hour or two a night, tops.
But the thing I love the most where I don't think about anything else is riding horses. I have a great trainer who found a terrific horse for me to ride. I love the animals, I love pushing boundaries, and the growth of learning something new.

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