August 25, 2014
As I write to you, I hear the sounds of hammering and clanging as PLANTATION SHUTTERS are being installed! Can now check that off my bucket list! Fun!
Was playing Mah Jongg on Saturday…for the first time here…and heard “bucket list” all around me, although nobody used the term. Women mentioned cruises and trips they were looking forward to and what they were finally able to focus on and create. Finally, one woman announced very strongly that all she wanted to do at this point in her life was PLAY! Everyone else was “making a difference” and she had done that! OK.
So…clearly…there is enough in this community to keep her…and everyone else…satisfied. I hear over and over again, “if you’re bored here…it’s your own doing”.
Bonnie and I are surely not bored!!! This is such a HUGE learning curve….in all ways….that we’re only beginning to get a taste of activities and the community itself. Just finding the right roads to get us wherever we want to explore is a challenge! Getting cars registered and getting our Florida drivers licenses took days!!! Best for Bonnie is that she can easily swim every day, if she likes, in any of the 14 pools and spas!
Think of you often when I am considering….hmmmm….Shalom club, Travel club, New England club, Solivita Book Circle, Democratic club, Lifetime Learning…and the list goes on!! What we’re sure we’re doing at this point, is attending a lecture on 9/9, by Jess Walter, on his book, THE ZERO. What have you heard??? There is also a Skype interview with Roberta Rich on 9/8 that sounds tempting! Free current movies and Popcorn on Thursday evenings is fun although it conflicts with the MARTINI BAR event!!! So many choices…and we haven’t even begun!!! Friday morning, we’re going to a Community Brunch which should give us more of a sense of the community.
ONLY complaint…so far….is lack of good, fun restaurants nearby. AND, food at the Grille, in the Clubouse is delicious. C’est la Vie!!!
My love to everyone and please know I really enjoy your notes and emails.
Hello from steamy Solivita!
I am hot and tired AND thrilled to be part of this incredible community! As my son commented, “It’s like going to camp and not having to do anything but whatever makes you smile”!
This really IS WRR times a lot!! And the diversity, kindness and warm welcome from EVERYONE have made the stresses of moving so much easier….and it’s still exhausting.
No time yet to participate in anything more than exploring my new surroundings and getting lost over and over again…..but the beauty of the sky and the lush plantings take my breath away.
Our new home is lovely EMPTY…..but Bonnie and I are THRILLED to finally have our “stuff” coming Tuesday, Aug 5, along with my daughter Loryn to help us sort it all out. We are anxiously looking forward to “life after moving”!
I want you to know that you are along with me on this adventure! You are each a thread in this tapestry of my life and I would be a very different person had you not added your uniqueness to the mix. Thank you!
And to the WRRers who stood and gave me a standing ovation at our last meeting…..I will never forget that moment….AND I applaud you right back! I couldn’t have done it without you.
Please stay in touch and be well and happy!
All Blessings and Love….