Monday, December 20, 2010

Over the Hill or just running along the ridge?

Today it is official, I am officially closer to 100 than I am to 50. I don't understand how this happened  so soon. It  seems like  such a short time ago that I was starting Kindergarten. 
I can remember a time, long ago, when I thought that I would arrive at my final age ( whenever that will  be) pretty much intact and not much different in appearance or ability than I ever was.  I also remember when I realized that I was mistaken. Probably about the time I got my first pair of eye glasses. Now when I look in the mirror I see my mother there only she looks older than me.
 I have been blessed with good health with only minor difficulties that go along with aging. I wear glasses but I can still understand what I read and I can see to sew. My hearing isn't what it used to be but I thank God for hearing aids.  I have minor aches and  pains but I can walk without difficulty and I go to the Y 3 or 4 times  a week to exercise. I can eat whatever I want and it doesn't bother me except for what ends up on my hips.  My hair has  been gray/white for about 30 years and now my age finally caught up with my hair. Though my hair no longer supports the  hairstyles I would like but I still have enough to have some style. I am not going to talk about the wrinkles as I don't  see them in dim light without my glasses. There are a lot of things  I don't care much about doing anymore but I can still do most of the things I want to do. So maybe I am not over the hill yet, maybe I am just running  walking along the ridge.

Well, enough about my birthday!   
 I got my room cleaned up last week and I got my shopping finished.
 I spent a couple of days  making these. I made 9 of them and used up most of my fat quarter pack of  Bliss. I love the fabric, it is a nice change from the darker fabric I had  been working  with.
 I am going to put all  my sewing stuff away now for a  few  days, wrap presents, and  get organized for Christmas.Tthe only stitching I  plan  to do is some  hand  quilting on the  BIG UFO that  is  still taking up floor space in my sewing room. It is still in the hoop because we didn't get the Q snap frame out of the locker and it is once again behind  other stuff. Actually the hoop  isn't bad and  doesn't take  up as much room as the frame.


Anonymous said...

Happy day to one of the yougest spirits I know. I am so blessed to count you as a friend.

Anonymous said...

I, also, am glad to have you as a friend.