You might wonder what hobbies have to do with Health. Well, they are very important for mental well being.
Hobbies keep the mind active and the body flexible.
My husband of 48 years, Duane (a retired teacher) loves collecting people’s stories.
Together, we even collaborated on a book about our favourite forest-park, Green Timbers.
Years ago, when I was a full-time wife and mother, I always had various crafts on the go. I did everything from needlepoint to quilts as well as sweaters. I made clothing for our three children – jeans, t-shirts as well as formal attire including our daughter’s wedding dress.
When our daughter got married in 1989, her new husband informed me that she had 32 sweaters that I had made. Obviously, I had lost track and just kept knitting.
Quilts were all given away too.
Now I realize that I should have taken pictures of all of them. I retired in August, 2012 as a consultant and author. Actually, I have retired on several occasions to do other things. Now I just use the more appropriate word – redirected!
After years of working and with more grandchildren and great-grandchildren being added to the family, I decided to return to what I used to love doing – knitting and sewing – and definitely, reading. I never did give that up for any length of time.
Hopefully, these projects will inspire ideas of your own and I would love to hear about them.
Pam Duff, RN, CSNC