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A Good Day


After breakfast, I started the follow-up post to Saturday's one about outlines.  I even came up with a helpful acronym that should avoid any future conflict on the subject, but I'm afraid events overtook me before I could finish.

This morning, I popped in to visit a nearby nursing home, and  before you ask, no, it wasn't to book myself a place (when I reach that time in my life, I plan to live with my children and get my own back). 

I went there to meet with the activity manager.   She contacted me last week through the Monmouth Writers website to see if any of our members wanted to volunteer to read to some of the residents.  I suggested we start a creative writing workshop as well.  Most of the people there are long-term care patients, so I imagine we'll have a few physical challenges to overcome, but I figure we can have a lot of fun. 

By the time I got home, the kids were due back from school, and we did the McDonalds thing followed by a quick swim - and by quick swim I mean, they swam and I wandered around the pool.  That water was cold!.  .

All in all, a good day.

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mylefteye
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
The care home work sounds like a noble undertaking. More power to your elbow, sir, and good luck!
jongibbs
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I think it'll be a good laugh. I've already got one of my friends in the Monmouth Writers to join me :)
bogwitch64
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
First--I too plan on foisting myself upon one or all of my children when the time comes. I'm sorry, but 27 years (and counting!) as a stay-at-home mom entitles me to SOME payback!

Second--I rarely wish I still lived in NJ, but your Writing with the Seniors really makes me wish I did! Lovely.
jongibbs
Jun. 22nd, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
I figure they'll have a million great stories in them once we get them going. I'd like to get their flash fiction and poetry printed in the nursing home's newsletter. I imagine they'd get as much of a kick out of seeing their name in print as I would :)
bogwitch64
Jun. 22nd, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
That would be SO great! They do have so many stories. I have an aunt who is 102. She has a million of them.
jl_johnson
Jun. 23rd, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
Good idea with the creative writing workshop! I read somewhere that doing creative things helps the memory, and seniors always have the BEST stories. :D

You would be helping to document history.
jongibbs
Jun. 23rd, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
Lol. Just so long as they have fun :)
mongrelheart
Jun. 23rd, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Good for you for volunteering at the nursing home! I bet those folks have some awesome stories to tell.
jongibbs
Jun. 23rd, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
It should be a good laugh. Besides, one day it'll be my turn :)
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