Age 2, maybe 3??
Age 6 in my paternal grandparents kitchen
And this past October 2011 about to enter round number territory. Hair is a bit longer but just as gray.
My brother who will be passing this same threshhold in 16 months asked me if I was going to celebrate this one or just let it go by. I think maybe I am coming to terms with the fact that I am getting older----key word is maybe. I didn't used to feel old---these days Mother Nature is making it abundantly clear that I am getting there, LOL, in spite of my wanting to will away the inevitable. Happens to all of us, right?
I don't want to hear any of that stuff about "any day above ground is a good day" or "better than the alternative" or "age is mind over matter---if you don't mind, it doesn't matter". Just quit, okay? Let me wallow in it a bit. I'll give myself a talking to/pep talk later. When I turned 30 I was almost despondent. I wasn't married, had no children and I was sure it would have happened before then. Double that number now and I am resigned to it. I married too late to have kids---my life may or may not have turned out as I planned but it is the hand I was dealt.
I just received word last week that my old 7th grade crush was killed in as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash. Mike was a good guy --- maybe he got to 60 and maybe he didn't. Other friends have wrestled with serious illness and come out on the other side. I have been fortunate not to have had near those problems. What could I possibly be bellyaching about? That is what I told my mom a few days ago.
Here is what else I decided is okay about birthdays. I like birthday cake as long as I don't have to make it. I like dinner out at a more upscale restaurant with my husband. I like having a bit more spending money to support my quilting habit. So yeah, I'll be the queen for a day because that is the only time I get away with being so self centered. Happy Birthday to me!
So how am I spending my day so far? About like any other so far.
I finished the long side of binding that remained from yesterday's binding binge. I still want to hand quilt around the watermelon seeds but I need to get some black quilting thread and WM had everything but.
I baked another sheet cake----this time my old TNT Tex-Mex version. (Yesterday was Peanut Butter Sheet Cake---new to me recipe). Aline, Jane and I are the refreshment girls at Friendship Quilter's Guild tomorrow. I baked the two cakes and prepped a veggie tray as my part of the deal.
This afternoon---more binding on the other wall hanging but DJ is taking me out to Outback Steakhouse. I want some coconut shrimp though I think he will probably go for steak.
I am going to go see if this "not a birthday" cake has cooled enough for me to put it up and er. test for quaility control purposes. THX for stopping by