The porch has a lot to do with my health and wellbeing. I've started following Dr.Andrew Weil's 8 Weeks to Optimum Health plan. He promotes an anti-inflammatory diet, exercise such as walking and yoga, in addition to meditation and spending time in nature. Spending time on the screened porch feels like living in a tree house and it is good for my soul. I know living here, versus in the city, is making me healthier. I feel better. The constant noise in the city drove me crazy and had me always on edge. Here I can breath and relax.
The porch is also a great place to spend time with the family. My daughter and her husband adopted a son back in March so it has been nice to be in the area and able to spend time with him.
I am still adjusting to the idea of being a Grandmother to a 15 year-old given that my daughter is only 25 herself, but I wouldn't trade him for the world. Besides, it is kind of fun to get out to the track and watch other people my age who still have children in high school look at me funny when they realize he's my daughter's son.
The city here has a wonderful free zoo and park that we plan to take advantage of. The groundhog exhibit is one of my favorites.
But the best part is the baby goats! I'm not sure why, but they don't have any sheep. I may need to make a donation so they can get some. Then I could visit them whenever I want. Er, I mean the kids, yeah the kids could visit them whenever they want.