I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

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.
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  1. I LOVE THE PICTURE! of your feet on feet...

    This was a great post...

  2. Happy birthday my friend. Hope my present has arrived - sounds like you had a good day. Thinking of you, (and I'm right behind you in the parade of birthdays.)


  3. You are right about the growing old. I am never going to be old except in years. I love getting a massage more than have my nails done.

  4. fantastic post! I love every word of it and 'feel' it along with you. Happy Birthday sweet C...have a wonderful, healthy, happy, year...;p

  5. Happy Birthday Connie! I love your nail polish - I love wearing fun colors on my toes - it always makes me smile and feel happy when I look at them! Hope you had a wonderful day. xxx

  6. Happy birthday dear, my Mum used to say about birthdays not to fret, you are only one day older than you were yesterday!
    You remind me I amdue for a pedi, next week I'll go. But I don't know about the "black" polish!
    BTW, I wouls still like to send you one of my selvedge pot holders!

  7. Happy Birthday, my friend!
    I LOVE your polish, and I would love to have someone do my tootsies for me. ;-)

    So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of older women?
    ~~Harriet Beecher Stowe

  8. Happy birthday (yesterday)! I'm sorry that I'm just a bit late. Your post is lovely, your feet are beautiful and the pedicure is icing on the cake! I love your color choice!! Those feet have gotten you many places and will continue to do so for a long time.
    I'm glad you spoiled yourself a bit on your special day. Wishing you all the best. -danni

  9. Happy Belated Birthday Farmlady!! You share a birthday with my son! Love the post and your quotes.

  10. Late Happy Birthday, Connie. Hope you had a good one. Madeline

  11. I have another quote for your collection, from my stepfather,
    'A mature woman without wrinkles is as unacceptable as opening a lovely book, and finding the pages bare of words......

    happy birthday

  12. Happy late birthday Connie... As usual a day late and a dollar short but it's the thought that counts, right? And your manicured toes look good. What a nice birthday present for yourself.


  13. Happy belated birthday!! Love your toes and thought provoking quotes. Sounds as though you celebrated in style and congratulations for winning the drawing.
    Sending a birthday hug

  14. Happy Belated Birthday, Connie! Sorry I am a little late, but my head isn't quite where it should be! LOL I've decided that I'm gonna stay young, even if it kills me. *grin* I'll add some "sparkle" to help me along the way. What good advice, BTW ! Glad you enjoyed your time w/the prospector, winnings and all.
    Blessings, Sue

  15. Happy Belated Birthday, my smart and funny friend! I would love to take you to tea soon. Plans are waiting to be made.


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