Thing are gradually changing. I stayed up last night until 11:00 and actually slept until 8:00 this morning. I haven't slept that long in years. I think the job is slowly seeping from my psyche and body and I'm actually learning to relax.
I received a few good books as gifts at my retirement party. The Davinci Code, Gods and Demons, Chicken Soup for The Grandparent's Soul, Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life, 365 Days of Power, and Sparkling Gems from the Greek. I can't wait to get started on these.
Our church has joined with others in the area to provide food and shelter to a group of Katrina evacuees. The Arkansas Baptist Assembly is taking 800 people and providing them with a place to stay. Each church is taking a certain area of responsibility to provide necessities. Our church, First Baptist, Siloam Springs is providing toiletries (tooth brushes, deodorant, etc.) The members are simply purchasing these items and donating to a common supply. Our local Walmart has already run out of tooth brushes. Dorothy and I are going to do our part. We're going to call today to see if they need any volunteers. We want to have a hands on role in this. This is another advantage of retirement; we're free to get involved.