When teaching, Saturdays were filled to the max with grocery shopping, laundry, cooking, and all the other chores I could cram in. I would panic if someone suggested an activity that caused me to vary this routine. In retirement, Saturdays are very flexible. We usually have pancakes for breakfast. Terry makes the most wonderful pancakes and they are the only ones I will eat.
This morning we had a bit of a change. We got up earlier than usual, had a quick non-pancake breakfast, and headed to Ronald McDonald House so that Terry could photograph this group who made pancakes for the residents there as part of United Way’s Day of Caring:
They are from The Principal Financial Group which is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. That’s how we met them.
While we were at the house, I remembered that when I had been there the last time and made a 3-bean salad, the knives were all dull. Terry does a great job of sharpening our knives so I asked him to do that for all three kitchens. So, after he took the requisite photos, he shifted gears and did this:
We were done with all these tasks by 10 o’clock which left time to stop at Michael’s to look for materials for me to build a burning bush for my Sunday School lesson tomorrow. I’m teaching about Moses and Mt. Horeb where God speaks from the burning bush, telling Moses to get back to Egypt and get his people out of there. Of course, it wasn’t quite that easy. Next week we will have bugs, frogs, and a few other plagues.
Yes, my weekends are certainly different now that I am retired.