It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Friday, December 4, 2009
Quotes and Thoughts on the Big Day
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. ~C. Davis~
I believe this. That is why I went to get a pedicure last week and decided to have the lady do my toes in black polish. Well, it's black in a very "dark red" sort of way. But it looks black and I love it.
This morning I stayed in my p.j.'s, had a second cup of coffee and read my new Romantic Home Magazine cover to cover, as I admired my new pedicure.
They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.~author unknown~
Saturday night the Prospector and I went to the Golddiggers Annual Christmas dinner in Stockton. One of those few times that we go somewhere at night and stay up late. I wore my new shoes. For Farmlady this was quite a fancy occasion. The nail polish was just beautiful and sparkled through the nylon stockings. I wore my fancy jeans and won the 50-50 drawing of about $100.00 . Actually, my husband had given me his tickets and he was holding mine when they called the number. So technically.....
He gave me the money this morning in my birthday card.)What a guy!
When we got home we were so tired. Were did all my energy go? When did we get to old to dance all night?
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. ~Jennifer Yane~
Do my feet look that much different..., before the years of getting pedicures and before the scars of operations? When the arthritis and neuromas and neuropathy was just a minor annoyance. Does the nail polish really make these feet look better? I think that the polish is like a "Thank you" for all their hard work and the pain that they have gone through.
That's not an earthquake in that photo above. It's my "doubt" about the future and the uncertainty of old age. The nail polish will wear off and I will reapply it as long as I can, because it makes me face the challenges of getting old with a bit more sparkle and we can all use a bit more sparkle.
I'm 65 yrs old today. It's been a long year. But, I'm still here and have gratitude for the life I've been given. I have no wisdom to impart or advice to be given. It's just another day in the life of me...., and it's a good day.