Live has been busy the past month or so! I started taking Yoga (8:00 a.m.) and Water Aerobics (9:25 a.m.) at TCC NE. These ARE NOT senior classes. That takes up Tuesday and Wednesday morning for sure. I am taking classes with friends from High School, Junior High School and Elementary School. We all graduated together 53 years ago.
City life has been busy also. Our City Manager left to take a position at a larger city. She was also our City Secretary. We hired a new City Secretary on October 11. We are still in the process of selecting a new City Manager. In the next few weeks, we will begin reviewing proposals from several firms regarding taking over as our City Attorney. These three positions report directly to City Council. Our H/R Director, who helped us so much in recruitment, resume review and selection will be leaving soon for a larger city and a promotion.
Stan was just getting back to normal and had a setback, so he will be on extreme light duty for a few more weeks. I have already farmed out most of his duties to service providers so life continues to be very enjoyable for both of us. It is football season and he does not have to do yardwork for a while.
This weekend I have finally been able to devote some time to my favorite pastimes, reading and crafts. I am really enjoying 6 Feet Under Texas by Tui Snider, a writer who lives in North Texas. We met her at an event in Weatherford a few years ago. She will be giving a talk about the referenced book this week at the Watauga Public Library. My cousin cleans and photographs old cemeteries and does research on the backgrounds of those buried there when time permits. He and I are the youngest (he is a year older) in our generation and seem to have a proclivity towards the unusual. Cemeteries are fascinating.
The Fall weather is quite enjoyable. I have tried to find time for craft fairs and our local Artisans’ Market this month. I will be doing a special activity for Halloween but Stan will be managing the candy basket at our house. He loves seeing the kids in costumes, especially the toddlers.
Speaking of toddlers, we were blessed with a great-great grand niece and a great-great grand nephew this year! The young man lives in south Texas and the young lady live in Georgia. I managed to make blanket for each – one was a smidge early and it wasn’t quite finished in time.
That is about it for now. HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!