Sunday, March 06, 2011

I thought I had lost my party ways

But yesterday we went to my nieces engagement party ... that was fun. I, of course was very skeptical because I don't believe in leaving the house unless it's on fire or we need groceries.  I spent the afternoon trying to be sick.  I needed an excuse to NOT attend.  It was way over on the other side of town....will I know anyone there? ...  (umm it's my family shithead) and the new extended family... I was seriously  troubled by this.  UNTIL her sister emailed me and asked for ride because she had to work until 6:00 PM.  She only works a few blocks from our house.  I said ...hell yes!!  It just took that little motivation to get me grounded.

You know, I finally took a good look at myself.  I have sat here for eleven months whining about all the things I previously said I wanted to do once I was retired .. and I have done none of them. Yes I dabbled in some crap...but couldn't concentrate.

Last night was so great.  Talking with real people..seeing new things.  Making an ass of myself...which everyone seems to enjoy....the old Joan might just be back.  I sort of missed her.

5 comments:

Paxie said...

Thought I was the only one that stayed at home so much. Sounds like you had fun and maybe we both need to get out more!

Poolie said...

I am so glad you had fun, sweetie. It's important to get out and have fun. This is just the beginning!

Sally said...

I can certainly understand as I hardly get out since retirement. Glad you had fun!! :)

Donna said...

Has it been 11 months??? WoWWW! No Way!
Oh well, I'd LOVE to trade places with you!
hughugs

Donna said...

Good for you! Now while you're on a roll, start making a "to-do" list and start seriously chasing those dreams now that you have the luxury of time!