One of the lovely things about being retired is that for the first time in my life my daily schedule and agenda are under my control. My days were externally driven in childhood, in school, at work, and then parenthood. Now I decide what I am going to do every day. I decide what is important and what isn’t. It is up to me! I absolutely cherish this freedom.
So, for example, last Tuesday I drove to Sunnyvale and had breakfast with a friend before taking her to the San Jose airport for her flight. Then back to Sunnyvale where I caught Cal Train to San Francisco for lunch with Allison. The train service on the the San Francisco peninsula is wonderful and the scenery is great too. I walked to Allison’s office. It was a beautiful warm sunny day (rare for San Francisco). After we ate our sandwiches we sat in Yerba Buena park and talked before she had to go back to work. Then I walked back to the train and took it back to Sunnyvale.
My friend Linda’s house is near the train station. She I went out for dinner before our book club meeting. The book club book was Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood. It was a wonderful very enjoyable book. I liked that it was well developed. The characters were very believable and it had a thought provoking and satisfying ending.
Tuesday was a perfect day partly at least because I was doing things I wanted to do.