|My friend and I walked in a nearby park.|
On Saturday, a new month begins. It's June! The end of school...beginning of summer...8 years since I first retired. I have been available to work Tuesdays and Thursdays this school year. I had not substituted for 30+ years but I have survived and enjoyed the contact with schools and children. I've already declared my availability for next year. Teacher contract negotiations have begun in our province so the future is a bit uncertain.
Walking is my regular form of exercise. My friend and I walk together a couple of times a week. I should walk more when I am at home. I've stopped driving as I have never enjoyed it and I live on a direct feeder bus line to Canada Line, our subway system. I take job assignments close to home and Monsieur drives when I need a ride. I renewed my driver's license so I can always change my mind if I wish. Most of my errands can be completed on foot
|We visited Van Dusen Gardens and renewed our memberships.|
Last month, I visited the Vancouver Art Gallery twice and renewed my membership in Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. I attended 3 musical events. A friend recommended house seats, a subscription entertainment group where you pay a fee and have free access to unsold musical event tickets.
It is inexpensive and might be worth a try.
|With the Van Dusen membership, I get a discount on the Art Gallery.|
I have not been recording my food intake conscientiously for a while. I notice that when I record, I tend to be aware of the amount of exercise I need to "balance" my meals. That extra glass of wine requires lots of steps. I eat in restaurants frequently as I socialize with friends over food.
My friends do not entertain at home and with ongoing noisy renovations chez moi, this summer would not be ideal for entertaining.
This month, I would like to tackle my fashion jewelry and scarf drawers. I own many items that I have collected over the years. I believe that style is in the accessories. Unfortunately, clothing wears out, no longer fits or goes out of style. Accessories are forever (or not!)
|A goal without a plan is just a wish.|
I don't usually set monthly goals but this June I plan to:
1. Work 5 more days.
2. Walk 15 times for at least 7,000 steps.
3. Attend 3 cultural (art or musical) events.
4. Order mineral water with lime in a restaurant at least 5 times.
5. Organize my jewelry drawer and boxes and donate surplus to the hospital auxiliary store.
I've noticed that a lot of bloggers set seasonal or monthly goals. This is an experiment for me but I am a person who likes to be accountable so perhaps this will work. Check back at the end of the month.