Welcome to the latest edition of Where Bloggers Live. It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes and lives?
As you may know – “Where Bloggers Live” is a group of ladies from around the country who post about their homes (inside and out), towns, and generally their lives. Be sure to check their links below to read about how others spend their weekends.
This month is a day in my life – weekend! Well, I have to say, now that I’m retired and not working outside my home during the week – the weekend doesn’t hold nearly as much interest as when I was working. Goodness, I even have trouble knowing what day of the week it is most of the time.
Well, a major treat on the weekends is going to #1 son and DIL’s for for dinner. I think I’ve mentioned what an excellend cook my DIL is. She even likes cooking shows on TV and has a humongus collection of cookbook. So, there will definitely be an excellent meal for me there.
On Saturday there’s not usually much else going on. I do try to do a bit more relaxing – some cross stitch, a good book or maybe even watch a TV show. Now, how exciting is that??? 🙂
Sundays are a different day – there’s church in the morning – and again relaxing and doing very little in the afternoon.
My church (Point of Grace) is a small, comfortable church that worships sincerely. There’s a great Praise & Worship team, dedicated pastor, lots of little kids & youth and people who are sincere about worshiping God.
After church I come home relax a bit – back to cross stitching, book or TV. Then to #1 son and DIL’s for dinner. Perfect way to finish a great day!
Now here’s the list of Bloggers that I share with – check them out – I’m anxious to see what they do on a weekend too.
Bettye (our fearless leader) at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Em at Dust and Doghair
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Sally at Within a World of My Own
Retirement certainly changes the “I can’t wait for the weekend” attitude! My weekends sound much like yours, Iris, except I don’t have a daughter-in-law that cooks Sunday dinner! Your church sounds wonderful. I read about it.
Yeah, retirement changes a LOT of things – things I didn’t even consider before (mostly Attitude). I am so blessed to have my sweet DIL living next door – and it’s extra nice that she’s a gourmet cook!
My church is great. I’m blessed!
So glad you have your son and daughter-in-law preparing most meals for you and your church family to spend weekends with. Do you have a special light you use to cross stitch by? One weekend day recently I worked on my elephant cross stitch and it was so MUCH easier to do it in bright daylight. But I hate taking day time to do something like cross stitch. I prefer doing that while listening to TV at night. I just can’t see those darn Xs!! Our church is calling on folks to become more active. I am contemplating trying to… Read more »
Oh goodness Leslie – I can’t cross stitch in the daytime without my lamp. It’s a magnifier and light, floor lamp, but converts to table lamp if you want. Here’s one almost exactly like mine https://www.hobbylobby.com/Art-Supplies/Art-Fixtures/Lamps/OttLite-2-in-1-Magnifier-Floor-Table-Light/p/80879081?gclid=CjwKCAjw__ihBhADEiwAXEazJvGvYM8L7l1tl-vm_WFvgAbHNwkpGozbP7Fts1aioebQgjdA9ybjXRoCWKMQAvD_BwE
You should talk to your Pastor – or whoever is in charger of “workers” – and explain to them how you feel. I’ll bet they can still find something for you to do.
Having someone to cook your dinner is the best thing ever!!
I call that the best thing about the weekend!!
Well I’m with you on that Jodie. I HATE to cook, and #1son and DIL think they need to take care of me now. And you know, I don’t mind a bit. Iris
“On Saturday there’s not usually much else going on. I do try to do a bit more relaxing – some cross stitch, a good book or maybe even watch a TV show. Now, how exciting is that??? 🙂”
VERY EXCITING!!! I knew I could count on you, Iris, to be the voice of sanity in this otherwise chaotic weekend era. I so rarely ever hear anyone say they “just relaxed” on the weekend, so I’m glad if anyone did, it was you!
You make me laugh Bettye. I used to be the fast one, had to always be ‘doing something’ – but I guess I’ve mellowed with age.
Sounds like the perfect way to enjoy well earned weekends! I have to get a DIL that cooks…or at least a DIL of any kind (although I’m in the market for Sons in law as well).
Your church sounds lovely. Sincerity is underrated in all things, but especially in matters of faith!
Yeah, I’m definitely spoiled. The DIL is a fantastic cook and enjoys doing it, and I surely enjoy her doing it. Love my church. Iris
It’s good to have things on the schedule like family dinner and church to keep the days straight (so you don’t have to get a day of the week clock like Jodie shared!). Your post is making me look forward to retirement 🙂 but I’ve still got a road ahead of me there.
Oh I don’t know – I still have difficulty remembering what day of the week it. I do enjoy retirement though!