Posts Tagged ‘60’

This post is not meant to whine or complain. It’s just to state a fact. When it seems that I’ll have a guardian angel allow something great to happen, something else happens and my guardian angel is off duty … or something … so maybe it’s a little bit of whining … so yes, I’ll have some cheese with that.




Now don’t get me wrong. I’m quite well aware that my life and what I do with the things that happen are my choice … to a certain extent anyway. At least it’s my choice to handle what happens in the manner that I choose to handle it. I’ve had my share of “what the hell happened there” moments in life … but I think we all have. I just choose to keep getting up and swinging back at whatever knocked me down. I never quit. I always choose an optimistic outlook on life. Overall I choose to accept what is and carry on … but there are times that I just need some of that cheese to go with my whine.




On July 22, I turned 60 years old. That’s surreal in my brain. I don’t feel 60 … but then again I don’t know what age I feel, so I guess this is what 60 feels like. All I know is I don’t mind the age I am, so there you have it.

Anyway!!! I wanted to do a big bash birthday party for this year (60 is a big milestone, doncha think?), because I never really had one growing up and through the years. I moved a lot when I was a kid, so I was either in the process of moving between school years or I had just arrived so I didn’t know anyone or with my birthday in the summer, everyone was gone on vacation so parties were small. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be this year either, however, because I just didn’t get myself organized for one and the day came and went fairly innocuously, particularly since it was theoretically a day I had to work, but I ended up sick and at home. It doesn’t really matter though. It’ll happen when it’s supposed to happen … or not as the case may be.

Life goes on. It’s simply a day like any other day … but it’s something in my brain anyway. However … I couldn’t even get it together to write something to actually post on my birthday.

Again … life goes on. I am always willing to celebrate my birthday on my own … with Roy’s help as always … which is what we did.





I guess there’s no real point to this blogpost … at least in the opinion of the “average person”, but since I’ve never claimed to be “average”, I carry on as is. Therefore … since the only recent picture I have of myself is one Roy took of me at a recent business banquet 4 days after my birthday (I generally am not one that gets caught on camera.  Whether it’s on purpose by me avoiding it or whatever other reason there might be by whoever is taking pictures, it’s actually rather odd, since I can’t say that I have ever been one to blend in and not be noticed … with the fact that I’m tall … red-haired … green-eyed … fair-skinned … freckled … and very outspoken), I’ll use it as my 60th birthday “portrait” if you will (it was taken on an iPhone … LOL) … and say …





I’ll end with this … since it’s a song I always have liked, corny as it may be. It fits me … and doesn’t … all at the same time.


“It’s not easy being green,
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves,
When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold or something more colorful like that.
It’s not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things,
And people pass you over, ‘cause you’re not standing out like flashy sparkles or stars in the sky,
But green’s the color of spring,
And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like a mountain or important like a river or tall like a tree.
When green is all there is to be,
It could make you wonder why,
But why wonder?
Why wonder?
I’m green and it’ll do fine.
It’s beautiful and I think it’s what I want to be.”
Jim Henson




So with that … I post this picture of my favorite red-striped frog that lives in the plants on my front deck at home.
I can relate to this little guy.

Like this frog … I’ll never just blend in and be green … no matter how many people wish I would.

Carry on, all!!!!!!



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