Monday - co-op board meeting - started at 4... ended just before 7! I wish the sponsor/landlord could be required to take some sodium pentathol before the meetings so he wouldn't LIE so much.
Tuesday - I went to a genetics lecture (and reception) at City College (my alma mater). I am SO glad I studied genetics and taught it - and I still struggled with the ideas, exciting as they were. The reception: amazing salad, veggies, savory pastry with veggie filling and COOKIES (amazing cookies at that). Those of us who stayed late got little aluminum trays with lids to take home the left overs - that was Wednesday breakfast!!
Wednesday - nothing special scheduled. Although NYC has the most amazing parade for St. Patrick's Day, I was not in the mood to head down to the crowd. I was downtown later in the day, and it was wonderful to see all the parade goers - in their fancy green garb. And, yes, I did wear green also - it's quite a tradition in NYC. I did go to Whole Foods - love that store!
Thursday - a neighbor, for years, has been trying to get me to go to the board meeting for "Seniors helping Seniors", a social work agency in upper Manhattan. Finally, I got the paper invite and went to the 4 p.m. meeting. Most of the members of the board are retired professionals. I might eventually need the service, so volunteering is a good idea.
In the evening, there was a concert near Lincoln Center that I wanted to go to. Bonga and the Voodoo Drums. I studied Haitian/Afro-Caribbean dance about 40 years ago and some of that memory was still in my muscles. A number of people got up to dance... I was one of them. That was MY exercise for the day.
Friday - I volunteered at the senior group. Turns out that they need someone who is computer savvy - some inputting was required. (And the documents need to be ORGANIZED!!!!) I have five file drawers to look through the files and input some information on the 85+ year old clients. No one seems to have gone through these files in a LONG while - I doubt there are THAT many 100+ year old clients...LOL. Since the office is about a mile and a half from where I live, I walked (both ways).
On the way back, I stopped at a restaurant - turns out the owner is the older brother of two students I had in my classes. We had a good talk about his brothers (both of who severely need special ed. services).
Also on the way back, I stopped in a State Farm Insurance office and finally bought myself apartment insurance. For about $360, I am covered for a year!!! YAY! Now I still have to get the insurance for California...
I stopped at the dollar store, bought some groceries... Had the leftovers from lunch... for dinner and conked out!!!