David and I at a golf course on Kauai, July 2008.
I still blog and cook, enjoying these hobbies because of the creativity involved. I think that being creative staves off dementia.
I have been trying to get David to blog and cook, too, but he prefers to watch TV and exercise at the gym.
He loves to talk and listen, whereas I like to read and write. His constant talking becomes a problem when I am trying to blog. The solution is to get up early in the morning and write my blog posts before he wakes up.
It’s so nice to get up around 3:00 a.m. and fix myself a pot of coffee, always Roy’s Kona Blend, purchased at Costco. I pour myself a tall glassful and add a smidgeon of skim milk and nothing else. I then sip my coffee and read the morning newspaper. I look at the headlines on each page, and read what interests me. Not everything I read is about politics and war. There are the science and health columns, which discuss the latest breakthroughs in curing disease and keeping healthy.
Then I go to the computer and check my email, my blog stats, blog comments, other people’s blogs, as well as online news. I especially like looking at my blog stats, particularly the list of countries where readers hail from. People from all over the world read my blog. It’s simply incredible. I have no clue as to how they found my blog, nor do I know their names.
Then, there’s cooking. I am so grateful that David is a willing guinea pig and doesn’t mind eating something new for dinner. He likes variety. For instance, I baked a chicken and water chestnut casserole, which he really enjoyed. It was just a new way to cook chicken that was tasty and interesting.
Over all, I love my hobbies.