Another Birthday, my 67th to be exact…
This wish: Go to Disney World on my Birthday! Yess!!
It’s been a Terrific Day and we’re just starting into Birthday Week…
This little gal has brought us So Much Joy in the past 5 years.
We spent Tuesday and Wednesday together, riding our magic carpets, searching for treasures with our maps, wearing our crowns, laughing and singing.
We had a little pre-b-day party at McDonald’s (she picked her favorite) on Wednesday.
Being a Grandparent is the Best part of Aging…
Love that I feel for them is like no other Love. So Grateful for all Four of my Grand-daughters.
We had a Wonderful Trip to visit with the Jose’ Fam, arriving on Thursday, 12/12. LaGuardia is a Mess while they’re completely renovating the buildings and roadways. We had to take a bus to a taxi stand! The taxi ride was a creeper and set a record for highest fare I’ve ever paid for a taxi in New York. But when we arrived we were met in the lobby by the Cutest, Sweetest, Smartest, and Best Irish Dancers Ever and the Fun was On.
Lots of time was spent talking, talking, catching up. We attended our 13th Annual Rockettes Christmas Spectacular on Saturday. This year was the Most Spectacular of them all, too.
The weather was decent, so we could get some picures in front of The Tree…
After the show and some luncheon at Primi, Eliza and I went over to FAO and played on the Big piano.
Emma had a Big Surprise for me. She had spotted a Pop-Up that would be some photo-ops and merchandise of a mystery person/group that she knew I really liked. The girls and Eric kept the secret so well that they Seriously Fooled me into thinking it was Grateful Dead. I was tickled pink when we pulled up and I saw it was The Beatles.
So much fun. So much good food. So much Love.
We arrived back at Sonnystone Tuesday on the smoothest flight I’ve had in a While. Wink was all over me, begging for rubs and kisses and he slept with his head on my pillow that night. The piano tuner was here yesterday, so I’m ready for carols around the baby grand.
Samantha has her pre-school Christmas program today, where I’ll be infused with the Spirit of Christmas. Just to top things off, my soul-sister, Kathy, is spending tonight with me before she returns to Iowa on Friday. ‘
I’m chock-full of the Happies right now and sending you out Love. Look for it…!
It’s been 65 years since the world was gifted this most honorable Guy…
Happy Birthday, Love-of-My-Life!
May you live a Long Life Full of gladness and health,
with a pocket full of gold as the least of your wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest, Be those which come true,
The kindness you spread, Keep returning to you.
Every morning Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac” is delivered to my inbox. From that newsletter, I have become acquainted with so many poets who cheered me on my way each day and guided my choices for the Poetry section of my library (Dewey Decimal system 811 – 821)…
Today’s selection, by one of my favorite poets, inspired me to share it with you…
It’s been a fun week of daily blogging here at The News. I’m ready now to get back over to my ancestry blog and write about some of the research I’ve been doing, but I want to share one more ghost-post…
First posted February 24, 2014…
We had a great birthday week-end. Thanks for your kind wishes. Many of you are like me, scratching your head and asking, “where have the years gone?” This poem says it better than I can…
The tally of years
added up so rapidly
it appeared I had
tricked by sleight
of hand, fallen victim
to false bookkeeping.
Yet when I checked
my records, each
and every year had
been accounted for,
down to the last day,
and could be audited
against old diary entries
verified with credit
antibiotics, concert bookings,
inkling that I had
been ripped off
in some way,
given short shrift,
made to live at an
my routines with
nothing could be proved,
no hard and fast
I had, it seems,
unknown to me,
been living my
life to the full.
“Time Enough” by Dennis O’Driscoll, from Dear Life. © Copper Canyon Press. Reprinted with permission. (buy now)
Onward to Spring..it’s only 24 days away!!
We’re going to uncover the travel trailer, aka Sonnystone2, this week. Current plans are to leave for Florida in two weeks, which seems pretty soon, don’t you think? On the other hand, it doesn’t seem soon enough to escape the dreary cold we’ve been experiencing.
Thanks again for all the birthday wishes!
I have always thought that the -9’s are the toughest: 39, facing 40; 49, facing 50…etc. This blog, from my 59th birthday, when I should have been singing the bridge song, I was bummed to the core. I had just noticed that decades were only lasting about, oh a year, maybe two…
First posted February 23, 2012
nothin’ to it, ya know? add just one (1) and what’s the difference…really? i’ve been doin’ it for years now…one more and grateful for it…glad to have my health…there’s a little bitta sag goin’ on, but i look goood for my age…lotsa people would want to be in my shape (so they tell me at walmart, driving the little scooters)…wouldn’t change a thing…glad to be so Wise…doesn’t Bother me AT ALL…