My own hobbies include : cooking (see part one), gardening, and painting.
Gardening : I’m so happy during this dreary, cold and wet, cloudy long spring that I planted all the flowers I did, last year. More blossoms to come, these are just the early bloomers!
Painting : I spent my first year of retirement busily learning new skills in both gardening and painting. So glad I pushed myself to do a lot in a short period of time - complete the Master Gardener program and attend 4 painting workshops. It was a compact, busy year, but I now have the skills, am reaping the benefits. All the MG programs and workshops for 2020 closed down due to the virus! I feel sad for those trying to learn + participate in those groups this year.
Above: Painting friends
Other hobbies: I took 7 major trips that first year of not working......but still haven’t sated my wanderlust. Had to cancel the 4 trips I had planned for 2020, and really feeling ancy that I can't leave town for the foreseeable future.
All the boards for all the organizations that I was on back in January just shut down. Closed up shop. Who knows if they’ll come back, when, how, or in what form?