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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tired of Winter


IF winter was always this pretty, I probably wouldn't mind it as much. But, truth to tell, by the end of January and into February, it isn't this pretty. It is lumpy, grumpy and brown. Maybe I am the one is lumpy and grumpy, but the snow is no longer white and fluffy. It is dirty and cold.

Where I live now we don't get that much snow, but we do have bare trees and brown ground, so you get bored.

Maybe that is why we all love Valentine's Day so much. It is bright and cheerful with all the red hearts and candy boxes. Not to mention the flowers.

Here is to more flowers, more sunshine and less snow.

One month and three days it will be spring. That's what the calendar says, anyway.

Have a great month. It will be gone before we know it. Honestly. Really.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Getting Older

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I titled this getting older rather than being old. I have discovered that there are no how-tos for getting older. No ideas on how best to do it.
I have seen no 10 reasons to grow older. Or how do I look like a teen-ager when I am an octogenarian. Of course, why would I want to?
When you are young, under 50, you really don't give much thought to YOU getting old. You are planning for retirement, getting the kids through school and just plain getting through the day.

In our teen years we cannot wait to get to the magic numbers: 16 and 21. First you get your license and then you lose your license, or have the ability to lose them. After that, you are just an adult and are expected to act like one.
And how is that exactly?
Take responsibility for your actions, for one thing.
Okay. That's done.
Get a job, preferably as good one. Find a mate, maybe have children.
And along the way have some fun.
I am now 50. What is left to do? Grow old? Stagnate? Travel the world?

What is there left to do. Enrich your knowledge, figure out how your life is going, where you want it to go. Oh, yeah, these things do not just figure themselves out. It feels just like being in high school some days.

Some days you feel like there are no right ways to do this. The answer is there are no right ways. Just your way.
 If you are lucky you find people of like mind and you have some fun, see some interesting things and find that growing older is not so bad.