|Barb Rogers 1976 or so|
I'm celebrating by myself this year. Strangely enough. My daughters-out-of-law have birthdays in the same month, and one had a trip to Yellowstone last month, and the other a trip to Cuba for their birthdays. That leaves 2 of my sons with empty pockets but happy girl friends. My other son is going through one of those big work transitions right now, after he just got back from vacation with his family.
My travels aren't that far these days, but a whole day driving around these mountains is certainly enjoyable for me. Just wait till I post pics of my waterfall, Mount Pisgah, Cradle of Forestry trip from last week!
My best friend who lives on the other side of the continent, sent a package that got here last Friday. I was looking forward to seeing the lovely things she's sent. A nice silver necklace with a pretty stone in it, blue...not sure what. And several blouses in jewel-tones. I am wearing one of them (and the necklace) in the picture with Mr. McHenry above. While she's battling cancer, she thinks of others...that's the way she's lived all her life.
I went shopping for a new purse last week. When I went up to Pisgah Inn with a friend last week, I splurged on food and decadent chocolate. That was definitely a birthday bash. She has her birthday at the end of July, and I missed celebrating it with her.
When we get to this age, life seems to interfere with birthdays.
After all, there was this eclipse this week. Geese, how could it not be on MY DAY!
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I could have organized a festive party, if I'd had the energy. That would also include green energy, namely the money it takes in food and booze. I prefer to parcel out my energy expenditures in things that bring me the most joy, and frankly having a lot of clean-up after a party doesn't give me much joy. I'll see most of my friends at one time or another during a week...at the studio, at the lunch program, at church, or just in Facebook and emails, where I also kind of keep up with my family.
So here I go doing what I choose to do each day for another trip around the sun...my 76th!
I just realized maybe I'm ready to take more risks with my life. Mmm, can I change at this time in my life? We shall see!