Sunday, April 22, 2012


Well, for weeks I have been fretting over turning 40.  How would I feel?  Would I greet the day with trepidation or welcome it with open arms? Would a meltdown occur?

I am happy to say that the day has been wonderful. I woke up feeling more comfortable in my skin than I have for a while now. I greeted the day with a sense of calm and came to terms with some issues that were bothering me. I look forward to engaging in a new decade. The decade of my 30's was good to me and I wonder if some of my trepidation wasn't just sorrow over leaving that decade.

The day has been a beautiful day. The weather was rainy & overcast, which for me is a blessing. When it is sunny and warm, I feel like there is so much I should be getting done. I want to absorb every minute & every molecule of sun that I can get. A rainy, overcast day causes me to slow down, be house bound and just take some time to relax. Little did I know that rainy, overcast day was being caused by a nor'easter that by the time I wake up in the AM will have either dumped 10-12 inches of snow on us or 2-4 inches of rain. Late April Showers....Hoping for May flowers.

My husband is a wonderful guy and I am so thankful for him. For weeks I took my anxiety out on him. Explaining that I didn't want my 40th birthday to go by unnoticed. That I didn't want it to be just another birthday. But than the next day the anxiety would change to me fretting about what I considered to be failures in my life. Milestones that I hadn't reached by 40. Milestones that had been ingrained into me and that I couldn't reconcile with.

He did a great job in the weeks leading up and today. His patience with me is a blessing. The cupcakes, the photo album, the cards that made me laugh & than cry (and cry again now that I am thinking about it), the over the top gift of the DSLR camera and a beautiful dinner out at a restaurant I have been wanting to try for a long time now. It was a wonderful day and I look forward to a wonderful year.

My mother said that I should be receiving cashmere & diamonds for my her I husband got it just right!

To my husband I say..THANK YOU SO MUCH. It was a perfect day. Made even better when you told me you got me my points at the Hallmark store! What other guy would be so thoughtful to realize his wife is a Hallmark addict & be sure to get her the bonus points! You Rock!

And just one more 40th birthday story, because this is just so typical of who I am. I was rushing to pee before we headed out for dinner. I tried to slide behind John in the bathroom. Well slip is what I did. I slipped on the rug near the tub & twisted my ankle. Not to be deterred, I kept on going. I am a gal & I did have to pee after all. So being the multi-tasker that I am, I figured that while peeing I would fold up the rug that I tripped on. In such slow, slow motion, I managed to reach over for the rug, fall off the toilet, catch myself halfway on the edge of the tub and more or less fall into the tub. Than I couldn't get myself up because my pants were down. Oh My Goodness. What a sight I must have been. I couldn't decide wheter to laugh or cry. I am happy to say I am okay & as of right now nothing is too sore. But just typical for me. That makes 2 full out accidents I've had in the new bathroom. Someday I'll learn to slow down.

Cheers and Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Long Time....

No apologies this time. Life got busy, Spring has sprung, I lost some of my ambition. But no worries. I have still been taking pictures & exploring.

I finally got the new point & shoot camera. I went with a Canon and am so impressed with it. It's the perfect size and takes perfect quick pictures. I love being able to carry it with me everywhere I go. The first few days I had it I fretted because I couldn't find anything to take pictures of. I assure you that is no longer an issue. One of my challenges to myself has been to find something motivating, inspiring or thought provoking to take a picture of each day. That way when I finally get around to downloading the pics, I have a memory to go with them. It brings a smile to my face.

So there is a local blogger that I love to follow. Her husband is our local baker & makes some awesome products. A while back Zoe posted about her parents leaving there farm due to the uprising of gas drilling in our neck of the woods. Zoe wanted to share a piece of her parents farm with anyone who was willing to partake. She was kind enough to send me a beautiful packet of seeds and instructions on how to plant them. So for Zoe, I am posting a picture of the new seedling growth in my patch of woods.
For Zoe...they are sprouting! 

For everyone else..check out Zoe's blog (click the highlighted name Pearled Earth).

Pearled Earth Blog

Just wanted to share a recent pic of Winnie & I. She has good days & bad but we seem to have gotten the seizures under control. And for those of you who didn't know. Emma (fat cat) Carey passed away. We miss her greatly but are happy knowing she is no longer suffering.

RIP Miss Emma!