God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
My New Year's Eve Message
Looking ahead to the next year, as I put away 2013, I find myself aging faster than I want to admit. Maybe my first book purchase of the new year should be "Healthy Aging for Dummies".I have a couple of these dummy books and have found them quite helpful. I'm sure the book holds all the secrets for waltzing through old age. Waltzing is more my style now...my cha cha days are over :) I knew that I was getting old when I heard myself say a big....unhh...when rising from my chair.I tried not to say that...knowing that it meant that it was more of an effort for me now. Walking changed too.....I used to be able to walk so briskly...not looking at the ground. Now, I am careful when I step "lively." I could take two stairs at a time without holding the railing....not now. One step at a time with that old familiar... unhh, when I get to the top. Sleep used to come easily...but now, I sleep more lightly and I'm awake before the birds. The only thing that hasn't changed is my appetite. Darn!
So, coming into a new year will be a time of wonder for me. I wonder if I will still be able to keep my gardens, I wonder if we will want to stay in this house. I wonder if we'll be here to greet next year.
Guess I had better stop wondering and start my day. My life is full of habits now. My morning ritual is easy. I awaken at the crack of dawn, say a couple of prayers, lie in bed awhile till I see a little light coming through the blinds, get into my robe and go to the kitchen...take my pills, make something to drink and the come here to the computer to see what Shoebuy is selling, what Land's End special is on for today, read an email from some political party, find out who's in the news, maybe 15 other stores trying to sell me something, answer my personal emails, then the best part...going to my blog and see who has visited me. I love this part of my morning. I take time to visit a few people and write a few comments...see what everyone is doing, and then most pleasant thing... trying to write an interesting post about most anything. I love being connected to the world like this....I can visit Kansas, Tennessee, Ohio, a suburb of Chicago, Norway, California... by just hitting the keys.I'll leave a comment and sooner or later you will answer, either in a comment or an email and make my day. If you don't answer or post for awhile...I worry about you. You are almost like family.
I want to thank all of you for making my days enjoyable. I never could have imagined, when my daughter gave us our first computer.... several years ago...that I would find such pleasure in my day.I hold each of you in my heart...
Happy New Year, Balisha