May 1, 2019
Good morning. Believe it or not, it's already May! Spring seems to have a problem. Six weeks into the season and we are still waiting for the weather to feel more like Spring. When we get a nice day, it gets surrounded by gray rainy days. Mother Nature, we want to go out and play in our gardens! Here's the May page from my calendar.
I just had to take a quick break to grab my camera and snap a few photos of our visiting Tom turkey. Yesterday, two Toms and two hens came by for a meal. They do seem to like our bird food. I'll have to crop a few of the photos from today and yesterday to share here. I'm wondering if they will bring their baby chicks here to feed once the little ones come along.
My daughter Audrey wants to raise a few chickens and will be building a chicken coop. I found one on the web that I'm hoping Audrey's coop will look like. It's really quite homey looking. Do you agree?
Well, yesterday I did not get to plant anything. I did look over a few of my plants, but the energy just was not there. I'm hoping to do something about that today. I just wonder why the companies mail the plants so early. Planting time in New England has changed over the years. It's usually May before we can start to put anything in the ground.
I spent some time on the phone and on the internet yesterday trying to find adult classes on how to navigate Windows 10. Would you believe there is very little out there? At the college, you get a tape message. However, they hardly ever call you back. (at least that's been my experience) The person who used to teach this at the Senior Center no longer does it, and the classes are no longer offered there. The High School does not have any such classes. The only place one can get help with this is at our Library. There is someone there five times a week for a half hour to help whoever needs it.
We used to have a Senior Center. Now we have an Intergenerational Center. This is for all ages. For the Seniors, you can learn to play board games, tap dance, paint with water colors and exercise. They offer all kinds of exercise programs. These programs are offered on a schedule. One would have to get the schedule to find out when something they might want to is offered.
The old Senior Center was open to Seniors all day five days a week. (I'm not sure about weekends) It seems to me that us old folks have lost a lot here. It's sort of like the Boy Scouts. They're not really the Boy Scouts any more because now they have to let girls join in their programs. It's only fair to let the boys join in the Girl Scouts too.
What is wrong with people today? Why can't the boys have their own Scout program? There are some things they might like to do without having girls around. Why can't us Seniors have our own center? It was nice when we had a place to go every day to meet with other folks our age. Whatever happened to the groups and activities that kids used to enjoy at their local schools? Goodness knows, I pay a lot of taxes, and for what?
On a lighter note, I found this absolutely adorable picture on the web and just had to borrow it to share with you. Nani Girl, if you're reading this today, this one's for you.
Now I think I'll do a bit of blog reading and then get started on this new day. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.