If I were in college, I would be carrying a full load this year.
Civics/Government: I want to do what I can to get a levy passed, after a design for new schools is presented, in the community that I reside in, and that educated my children. I likely will have no grandchildren in this system, but it’s important to educate the children anyway.
Music: Continuation in my involvement with the Symphony Chorale. Rehearsals every week after Christmas. We perform in March.
Literature (and history): Shifting my focus of my blog to encompass family stories and history. This will involve some research.
Theology: Instead of a “Bible Study” this year, I plan to study the Reformation, as October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I want to make the most of it. There is MUCH information online. I do not plan to have two shelves of books on this.
Art: This is something new. I am not an artist and right now I don’t claim to draw people. However, I have begun a new “hobby” of illustrating my Bible. This goes along with my daily readings. I learn more every day about how I would like to do this. I can draw a mean burning bush, but when we get to the Nativity, I am in trouble. However, some of this illustrating is “what I learn” or “what I am meditating on that day” and not the story itself.
Architecture (which technically falls under Art): Taking more “day trips” with my newfound friends that are interested, as I am, in kit homes. We attempt to locate homes that were mostly built between 1908 and 1940 by not only Sears, but Montgomery Ward (Wardway), Gordon Van Tine, Aladdin and some other companies.
Physical Education: Get these knees fixed. Then get back into the swing of things. Grateful for the workout room in the condo. It has what I need.
Home Room: Keep up the Class of 1971 web site.
My social calendar will not suffer, neither will my “grandmothering” and being a good wife, mother, daughter, neighbor, etc. I have lunch once a month with high school pals, we do a dinner once a month with our Homeowners Association and I have one day a week dedicated to visiting my mother in a town about an hour away.
If I accomplish all of this, I won't be bored!