I traveled solo to Portland, Oregon and Madison, Wisconsin for what I’m calling a ”granny-nanny” gig, one week each. As you might imagine, I came home tired and happy. In Portland, I got to see the new house in the near suburbs of Portland.
The new house is very near a beautiful park with a swimming pool, sports courts, playgrounds, etc.
I love the kitchen
Sunday morning I flew to Madison. The parents left the next morning for a back pack on Lake Superior. They had a very good time. And Sarah, Emily, Suzie and even Penny (the chocolate lab) had a good time as well while they were gone. The kids were pretty busy, but we had time for fun too. We had a free for all shop at Whole Foods, they are pros. I was up to watch them get ready for the day, totally on their own. I did provide dinner most nights and transportation when necessary in the afternoons. Penny and I had a lot of nice walks.
At the end of the week we had time for clothes shopping, always a fun activity. We did a neighborhood art walk and went to our favorite independent bookstore and ate at the yummy bakery next door.
Back at home I wasn’t looking for more hobbies, but I’ve taken on two new activities. I am teaching English to a new ESL student. And, Charlotte and I are doing agility together. She’s the agile one and I’m trying to learn how to be a good handler. It is challenging for both of us and we come home from class very happy.
I still fit in some creative time, but not as much.