Sunday, April 22, 2018

Saturday and Sunday - Milder Weather, but Still Unseasonable!!

Ken was up early to do his devotions and reading, but I only got out of bed around 7:15.  I am trying to be faithful doing my stretches each morning before getting up.  Not sure if it helps, but it certainly can't hurt!

I spent most of the morning doing wash and getting ready for the day.  Ken did some work at his desk and then rested - he had gotten up way too early!  By 1:30 we were on our way to Alden Place, a 55+ community right off of Route 72 near Mt. Gretna.  2 of the couples from our small group at church moved there in the last year and are really enjoying it, so we decided to "check it out"!  The developer was having a Spring Fling and you can tour 20 homes and after going through at least 10 of them, you were treated to a delicious free dinner in the community's clubhouse.  

The community offers single homes and villas which are semi's or 3 villas that are connected.   You don't own the land on some of properties, but pay a monthly rental fee that includes snow removal, mowing and trash collection.  We really enjoyed seeing the different models and options available, but until we decide to limit our RVing adventures, where we are living now appears to be the best option for us.  It is very reasonable and we love living in Lititz within walking distance of downtown.  Also, it is so quiet in our building and the size of our apartment is about perfect for us.  The only problem we really foresee in the future is being on the second floor, but for now it is fine!

While at Alden Place we were able to visit our friends, Alten and Jane, who are in our small group.  Alten had a stroke last September and continues to be on the mend.  Jane is such a wonderful caregiver and it was so great to spend time with them.  Then it was off to the clubhouse where we sat with Lori and Eddie, other members of our Life Group, who live in the community.  The meal was delicious, but Ken and I definitely ate too much.  We were "stuffed"!  The music group,  Flashin' Caucasens was the entertainment and they were exceptional musicians and singers, playing mostly music from the 50's and 60's.    It was a very enjoyable afternoon and evening!

We were back home around 9:30 and it was off to bed!

Today, Sunday, it was 39 around 7:15, but supposed to get to the upper 60's.  We were on our way to church by 8:30 and sat with Jamie and Dane.  Another wonderful service with lots of food for thought!

After visiting with the "kids", Ken and I went out to breakfast and then make a stop at Costco.  We were back home around 1:00 and I did some reading and crocheting.  We left again at 2:30 (seems like we are never home for very long) and went to see Bria and Cali play field hockey.  They played from 3 to 4, so we weren't gone for very long.  

I talked to my sister on the way and the 4 of us are going to play pickleball outdoors late tomorrow afternoon and then I invited them for dinner - salads with grilled chicken.  We will be happy to see them again and spend time together.  They just got home on Friday after spending about 10 days at Camp LeJuene, NC.  

Ken and I worked together to make salads for tonight's dinner and for tomorrow.  By now it was in the mid 60's, so Ken decided to go for a walk.  My hip has been sore and stiff, and with my plans for tomorrow, I decided a walk  was probably not a good idea for me.

When Ken returned we ate dinner while watching the news.  I spent the entire evening crocheting while Ken did some reading and looking at his messages on his I-Pad.

We were in bed around 9:30 after a delightful weekend!

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