A New Decade

Well now I start again.  What will this step in life bring?

My 81 picture

My 81 picture 

Funny I don’t feel any different today then I did two days ago.  I have the same little aches and pains not any stronger or weaker.  I still feel the need to grit my teeth to relieve the stress that seems to live in my mind constantly.  But I also feel the need to smile at how well I’m doing in this new stage of my life.  In my 20s I always  thought I would die at 40.  I could not even picture growing old.  Now I have lived over twice that age  I sit and wonder what life has in store for me.  I know I have forgotten more than I ever thought I would know but wonderful things seem to float in to make me smile and be glad that I have lived them.

Yesterday Cindy came up to spend a few hours with me on my birthday.  Actually she came to beat my butt at rummy and she did soundly. She then suggested that we pull out the new coloring books and pencils to start my first venture into old lady relives a youngster’s thing.  So here is another activity to take up time.

That is the smile of victory.

That is the smile of victory.

Last night as I let Brandy out one more time before we went to bed the moon caught my eye.

Not a great picture but at least you can see it.

Not a great picture but at least you can see it.

The clouds let it through for a change so I had to try to capture it.

Well the forecast for this afternoon is for snow again and possibly quite a bit so I’m going to get out of my nightie and into getting dressed clothes so I can get to the grocery store before it starts.

I want to thank every one for the wonderful words I have received.  It makes getting old a comforting feeling.

For those of you  that are under the weather do feel better and for others enjoy the time because it makes for great memories later on.


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About Momma

Now 85-years-old on February 22 and I'm still on the right side of the grass. Mother of two sons and one daughter (Bloggers SEB and Cindyisms are two of them). I'm Grandmother of three. I have lived with my middle son for almost a year now and he hasn't kicked me out yet. I stay active with household chores and feeding my zoo. (2 cats, 1 dog, and 1 bird.) Retired after 29 years+ at Michigan Bell Telephone and ten+ years with The Oakland Press. I was active with the telephone company union and a Dale Carnegie graduate. I work at crocheting, knitting, making ornaments, and other projects. I do a little canning. I trained with the Michigan Bell Clown troupe and then I was a clown doing parades, parties, and picnics for about 15 years. My other passions are music from the 50s through the 80s, reading, birds, flowers, my pets, big cats, and of course blogging!

3 thoughts on “A New Decade

  1. GREAT photo of you! ie: the coloring books: they are “THE” new thing for adults! I have several friends who really enjoy them – including buying some expensive/fancy pencils to use with the books. I used to enjoy coloring but haven’t quite hit ‘that’ stage yet (not saying ANYTHING about it, good or bad) – my thoughts are:
    if it makes YOU happy and relieves some stress, WHY NOT!?
    LOVE YOU!!! BIG HUGS; Pammie

  2. Happy belated birthday Mary good to see you looking so good in your photo!

    I am awaiting my money for March due Friday since have taken myself to the limit once again done this so many times! Thankful for refill Friday night into the Bank!

    So not much to get up to these days it is hard. Seem to be always riding the bus to our market town. Marion Liss cold frosty nights just now.

  3. Pingback: A belated birthday to my momma. | Stupid Evil Bastard

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