Monday, February 10, 2014

Another Post of Eclectic Ramblings.....

I love snow, but come on Ohio......

Since the start of the new year, I've learned to hate the color white. 
That's Maggie's trails in the snow...lol
I don't think I'm alone on this either.  Ohioans, hell probably the whole Midwest and East coast combined, must now hate the color white.  Seriously, wherever you look, white.  Two feet of white in my front yard. 


Driving in my home town now brings back memories of riding with my kids in the little turnpike cars at Cedar Point.  You have to stay in the little grooves or your car would hit that strip in the middle and bounce you back.
Remember these?

I drove in a single lane alley the other day and had to really concentrate on those two tire tracks in the snow cause if I veered just a hair either way, my car would rub against the 4 foot drift of plowed snow on either side of me or the 6" band running under my car.                                                   

Maggie still loves it.

She jumps and runs and rolls in it, buries her nose in it, and with her belly dragging in the snow, chases her Frisbee where ever the wind carries it. 




My 12 year old baby:
Sweet Pea

This is the queen of the house...in her eyes.  And she's never been outside so snow means nothing to her. 

She won't drink out of the right side of the water bowl.  If the left side is empty, she will lay there till I see her and refill it.  Weird!

In my head:

Last week I told my friend I was going to join the Senior Center.  Then I caught my breath and said "Did I just say that?"  I never thought I'd be old enough to join a senior center.  I mean I knew I would age but that was always in the future.  Well, guess what, the future is here. 

In my head I'm still 45...in reality I'm 65.
In my head I can still dance...in reality I look like a fool (but Maggie loves it)
In my head I can still sing karaoke...in reality I can't seem to carry a tune anymore.
In my head I can still play pool...in reality I suck at the angles
In my head I can still run and jump...in reality I can barely walk my dog around the block without my hip hurting.
In my head I can still roller skate....in reality I had to hold on to the rail for the first hour.  My kids laughed...so did I...but in my head I wasn't.
In my head I'm still a size 10-12...in reality I have loved chocolate and ice cream too many times so I'm joining the senior center to use their exercise equipment.

So I need to get out of my head and enjoy the reality that I need to find other things I can still do because it could be a whole lot worse.

At least I woke up on the right side of the dirt.

"But I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option, which is being dead. So I'll take getting older." ~ George Clooney



God Bless The Make-A-Wish Foundation:

Over the weekend I got to attend a University basketball game that honored my great-grandson.  Cooper has had two brain surgeries to remove a tumor but neither time could they get it all.  He has had multiple side-effects from his surgeries, one being some hearing loss, another being meningitis. 

Since the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to not just those children who have a terminal illness, but also those with life-threatening diagnoses, Cooper and his family are going to Disney World!!  The proceeds from the weekend game and another game last month are going towards this wish. 

The girls basketball team also gave him a new bike which brought a big smile to his face.  And the boys team let him lead the starters through the tunnel with his name and stats being broadcast.  It was a wonderful day!!!  Cooper had the time of his life. 



Quotes of the Day:

Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree,  it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. ~ /Albert Einstein

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. ~ Carl Reiner 



2 comments:

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Karen said...

Thanks you so much for your support. Because of life issues, I've been negligent this past year with keeping up with this blog. I'm really going to try harder with this for the rest of this year.