So, it's been a crazy year! I have neglected my blog (in life, sometimes that are things that just have to give, and this was one of many.)
But, I'm dedicated to blogging again, so I hope you'll be following my new posts!
Yes, life has been crazy for the past several months! I apologize for not updating this blog, but we sold our house before finding a new one, moved in with our son and his wife for a month, and then finally moved into a new home on January 1st. Some day, I will get everything unpacked!
Rick definitely got a lot more done this weekend than I did! He finished the wooden picket fence, except for the decorative toppers on the posts. (And yes, that is actual grass on the ground, instead mountains of snow!)
"When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,... All the world seems bright and gay. And when Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, they steal your heart away."
I'll be honest, I'm really going to miss my garden when we move. It's been a work in progress for over 23 years, and I've worked hard at planting it so that several things are always blooming throughout the entire season. But, it will be fun to start fresh, too! I know what flowers I like, and I also want to try some new things. \
For those of you who contacted me looking for some of my Midwest-CBK Easter items, I see that Christmas Traditions has a few (The glittered eggs on the bottom right, the egg diorama right behind the glittered eggs and the postcard ornies on the blue tree .) http://www.christmastraditions.com/Themes/Easter/EastVint.htm
Tomorrow is my Birthday and I'm celebrating a milestone by turning 60.
I've been thinking a lot about it this week, and yes, I really feel blessed. Forget the wrinkles (I prefer to call them laugh lines!), the grey hair and the fact that... I can eat half as much as I use to and the muffin top still appears. I don't care as much about what others think. I can remember what I wore on my first date with Rick, but I can't remember why I walked into a room. I'm proud of my successes and I've learned from my failures. I feel blessed to have lived this long. I have friends that I've known for 40-50 years; I have brothers and sisters that I don't see often enough, but think about all the time; I have a husband that I've shared sorrow & joy with for almost 40 years; I have 3 sons who I love more than anything & I think of the beautiful women they've married as my daughters....and I'M A GRANDMA, which is the best thing in the world. Of course I've had many challenges, unhappiness and stress, but who hasn't. I also feel like I have more wisdom, which comes with experience. I really don't believe that 60 is the new 40...but I'm not sure how I'm suppose to feel. As Mark Twain said, "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” And I don't mind! I may have a few more aches and pains, but I don't think any differently than I did when I was 30 or 40. And, I still love paper dolls. Each day really is a gift, and I'm thankful for each day I wake up to see the sunrise...and I'm also thankful for those Senior Citizen discounts, (and the clerks who ask to see an ID because they don't think I'm old enough-bless their hearts!)