Friday, October 17, 2008

The big "49"

Well, today's the day. 49. Yikes. So Happy B-day to me. I thought I would freak more being 49. But maybe the big freak will be next year - on the big 5-0. I heard an interesting comment on my soap opera of all places yesterday - but it sure rang true with me...
"The body may be "getting older", but in my mind I'm still 29". Yep. I could hardly move when I got out of bed this morning - getting that bum leg to cooperate in the morning is a b%@#. But my mind says - Hey, YAY, it's our birthday. Let's go play! So while I'm out at the salon, and the library, and shopping (just a few of my favorite things) - I'll be pretending I'm 29, forgetting about the aches and pains (a little ibuprofen may also help) - and having a great day!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday Musings

Boy, even though I attempt to take Mondays OFF, it sure seems like I fill them up with stuff to do. Today has been paperwork day. Submitting a professional proposal to The East Lansing Art Gallery for a public exhibition is very detailed work! And the hardest part about it - they want a photo of me - what they call "mid-arm to top of head". Yay. My favorite thing. A photo. So do I just have Terry take one with the digital - or do I quickly doll myself up and find a pro (hey, Holly!) to snap a few in time for me to submit. I need to send this by end of the month - but preferably SOONER. So now I'm at the point where I need to make copies, and go to the credit union, and get that wonderful photo done. And hey, lucky for me - I get to postpone some of it til tomorrow - because today is technically a holiday. During a Mercury Retrograde (sorry to all you non-astrologyese speaking peeps). So it figures that I can't do it all at once.....
And on a totally, completely unrelated note - my parents are just full of surprises now that they live down in Florida. They left last Monday to return home, and the air conditioning conked out in their somewhat older model Chevy Cavalier. Mom can't have that (can't stand the heat - but lives in Florida. Go figure). Anyway - didn't want to pay to have the AC rebuilt or repaired - so what do they do all in less than a 24 hour period? Trade in their car, and buy an almost brand spanking NEW HHR! An HHR. That's alot of SUV for them. I hope they like it. My concern is that the dealership took advantage of them in some way regarding the quick turnaround. Being so far away - it's not something we can help them with. I hope all goes well - and that they like it. Especially since when they DO come to Michigan, and we travel together - I get to be the one to DRIVE IT! WHOOHOOO!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Welcome to my World

I've been wanting to try this for awhile. Don't know if I'll even remember to "blog" in it every day. Here goes....
Is everyone else as tired of politics and scandal and the economy (oh, my) as I am? I know they're important, but really - how much can we take? I've found myself shutting off the TV, and putting in my favorite music in the car, because the negative press is about to get on my last nerve! What makes it hard to do from the politics standpoint is that I have a close friend that is currently running for election in a local commissioner race - so I have to pay attention - at least until November 5. Love ya, Laura honey, but really - politics? All I wanna do is bead!