A wonderful day in the neighborhood

Crystal blue sky.

Things are opening up in our neighborhood. Finally. I got a call last night from a neighbor who said the social clubs are reopening and would I be interested in joining coffee club or wine club.

I’ve already said yes to book club. Our first meeting is in March and we have been assigned a book called “The Arctic Fury” by Greer MacAllister. Has anyone read it? What did you think? I haven’t heard of the book or the author. It’s historical fiction which I enjoy.

As for the other two clubs, I’ve decided to jump in and give them a try. Wine club is for couples, and since my husband sits in his office all day, I thought it might be good to get him out of the house, too. But, after accepting the invitations, I found out that wine club has NOT reopened. But I could be chairperson and open it if I wanted. Nope.

It was a bright sunny, clear day for our morning walk. And not too cold. It’s been in the low 40s and windy lately which is too cold for my blood. But today was spectacular. Just the right temperature. There’s a couple who lives around the corner and they have a white lab and a black lab. The dogs can’t wait to say hi to us. The owners are friendly too. Another neighbor stopped to chat. Normally, we walk and wave without talking.

People seem happier lately and eager to socialize. It’s kind of hard to get back in the groove of social interaction, but I’ve decided to put myself out there and see if I like the clubs or not.

Also, it’s warm enough for me to sit my zero gravity recliner with my new book and read!

I think it’s the webinar about what makes you happy that’s pushing me out of the house. If you missed it, I wrote about it HERE.

Have you noticed an improvement in people’s attitudes lately? What changes have you seen around your neighborhood?

16 thoughts on “A wonderful day in the neighborhood

    • I will let you know how it goes. We got assigned a book to read and we meet to talk about it. A friend of mine goes to a book club and they bring food from the book or region of the books setting.

  1. I still am not sure about gatherings. We were invited to a superbowl party this weekend and while there are only supposed to be 15 people there, I am still hesitant. Especially since my husband was with one of his friends last Saturday and that friend has covid today. :(. Now I’m really thinking we shouldn’t go because of the timeline. I know my husband will be disappointed if he doesn’t get to go but I think we should err on the side of caution.

    • My husband likes to watch football alone. He gets annoyed with the chit chat. He’d be fine staying home. Book Club is meeting outside and it’s more than a month away.

  2. Yes I’m seeing a lifting of the spirits, the weather where I live has hints of spring. We’re all ready to resume our normal lives, to interact, engage with one another. I think in general we are all happier in the spring and the momentum is growing! Hugs, C

  3. I’ve seen a change in attitudes too but I’m not seeing a downward trend in infections. Unfortunately, this virus doesn’t care what we want or wish for. That being said, we (at least most of us) are social creatures and it’s also important to connect. Our book club meets outside (we did meet by Zoom for a while) and everyone is vaxxed and boosted. We cross our fingers and hope for the best… and so far we’ve been lucky. I feel so fortunate to live in a climate that allows outdoor activities almost year round.

    I haven’t heard of the book or the author either, but I love historical fiction so it would be great to get a report.

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