So--what do YOU do all day--when not in the garden?
I thought it could be fun, finding out what *we* do when not tending our gardens--work--fun--hobbies, etc.! And, if you're comfortable here, even some *history* that helps us get to know the person you are! :o)
As for me, hubby is retired. Notice I said *he* is retired! We *gals* never get to retire from our main jobs, however, for me, my main job has always been (80% of my life), being a home-maker or home executive, whatever you like to see we "stay-at-home" gals described as! I have been very fortunate and blessed to be able to do that!
I have, for some periods of time, been a free-lance make-up artist, while first daughter was in school and some weekends. I'm the one you'd see standing at the cosmetic counters during their promotions, to help you pick out a *look* you'd be comfortable with. Never into the heavy made-up look myself, but always thought of myself as taking the best of what you're given and making the most of it--eyes, mouth, skin, cheekbones, whatever--anyone can look even better, if *tastefully* done!
Then, after second daughter was born, and off to college, I sold fine jewelry for a time!
Otherwise, I've always been very involved at our church, decorating for Women's Banquets, Christmas, etc. and have facilitated some of the Bible studies during the 24 years we've been at our non-denominational church!
I was also very involved with fund raising for a camp our church started and supported for *kids at risk*! It's a horse ranch, where kids who just couldn't succeed in public schools (for various reasons) could come and the ranch chores and eventual training to ride the horses was incorporated into their curriculum. In the summer, they had *camps* for inner-city kids, especially!
I would orchestrate a gift shop for the camp festivals, where the items were hand-made (by me mostly--I had the time!) to sell! We'd *set up* in the stable area, which was quite modern and up-to-date and roomy! I didn't make craft-items, but mostly decorator items for the home, seasonal and otherwise!
The ranch or Camp has been taken over by our City Mission now, and they are continuing it and things are going really well! The camp was named 'Camp Jabez' when we started it and it continues to be called that! They have a website if anyone is interested in seeing what's going on there!
Right now, my main job, is being a full-time companion to my hubby and *on-call* Mom, for two grown, married daughters and their young-uns!!!
It's a great job!!! :o)
Here is a link that might be useful: Camp Jabez