As of today, February 27, it is exactly 65 days till I am 65. Even if I hid all of the calendars I knew this was getting closer because everyday five (or more) pamphlets from insurance companies and/or medicare show up in my mailbox to remind me. Now that I am in the home stretch I think I might just put the recycle bin outside next to the mailbox and save myself a trip. Now I’m not going to rant or reminisce for 65 days or you will all seek me out and stomp my computer into teeny pieces. I don’t think I really will rant at all because you know it’s not so bad, turning 65. Instead I will give you a peek at what makes me tick, gets me up in the morning, makes me smile, makes me shake my head in dismay and then on the fateful day unload my list of things I’ve learned in 65 years ala “Dave Barry’s 25 things I have learned in fifty years.” I am sure you have seen his list at some time. It periodically circulates on Facebook as 16 things it took me 50+ years to learn. While trying to locate the original list I found out, through Snopes, that the list posted by everyone and their 2nd cousin twice removed is not Dave’s actual list. You can find the real one in Dave’s book, “Dave Barry Turns 50.”
But I digress. This post is just lists and pictures of some of the stuff I love, like, think is cool, makes life great. So in the immortal voice of Julie Andrews, “These are a few of my favorite things.”
In no particular order: My Husband, my Son, Family.
(well, yes there is a little order, they wouldn’t be happy to come after brussels sprouts)
1) Drawing of Curt by Yumiko 2) Curt’s self portrait 3) Me & Curt & Beano the parakeet -needlework pillow by me.
Then comes wine (Sauvignon blanc), summer, books, birds, bird-watching, cats, socks, bacon and vampires.
1) Not sure what this is but I love it, it has a spout and looks like it’s from Flash Gordon.
2) vampires and graphic novels, yay!
3) Weird bird thing, I use it as a soap dish.
Things like fresh sheets..and pillowcases, being warm, driving on dry streets, a great cup of tea, fresh bread…with butter, and looking at the stars, make me say Yes!.
1) Cool cup shapes 2) Sign found in a field in rural England 3) My taste in music is all over the map.
I read fantasy, science fiction,thrillers, horror. I love brussels sprouts (there they are), libraries, bookstores, health insurance and art, artists and making art.
1) Fiber piece by me based on a drawing by my son
2) Painting by Nathan (age 8)
3) Fuego by Maura Vasquez
I enjoy blogging, knitting, and then there is my latest passion for bookbinding.
Friends, laughter, Movies watched in a theater, football, a really great sandwich.
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!
And Halloween is the all time best holiday!
1) Pumpkin/snowman head. Good decoration from October to January
2) Words to Live By
3) Evil Nurse – don’t ask.
So there is your peek into my world, see you in thirty days with the things that drive me crazy. Hey, like the button says, “I’m not dead yet” –Monty Python and the Holy Grail