Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hello there

No, I haven't given up blogging.  As is usual this time of year, I don't have a lot of enthusiasm for anything.  
The house (the monstrosity, as I've called it) next door has no doubt been sold.  Evidently the people plan to live in the house, because we saw a plumber over there this week.  They have hauled trash to the back of the place for two weeks, and almost every day there is another huge bonfire.  I feel certain that these people will tidy the place up, plant grass in the yard, and give us a better view to the west.    
The weather-guessers can't make up their minds about a snowstorm that is headed this way.  First they said we might get three to five inches, then they said we probably wouldn't get anything, and now they are saying two and a half inches of snow.  My daughter and her family are going to Carthage for Christmas, so I hope the roads don't get bad until they get back home.  
As usual, we won't be doing anything special on New Year's Eve.  I don't do too well at staying up later than ten P.M.  A few days ago I was thinking about the new year and said to myself, "2013 is the year I'll turn 69."  
And then it hit me, I'll only be a year away from 70.  Whoa!!!!  That sounds REALLY old.  I know a lot of people who DIED in their 70's!  
Now you folks can go ahead and tell me I'm only as old as I feel, but that doesn't help much.  I'm pretty sure I feel about 75.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining.  I'm just glad to be alive, able to walk and see and hear.  I find I don't have a lot of enthusiasm for anything these days, but I feel very blessed to have made it this far in life.  
I plan to garden again, but there will probably be more weeds than ever.  I look forward to baby calves that will come along in the coming months.  I look forward to spring.  
Meanwhile, I deal with winter by reading one book after another, and I have read some great ones lately.  I am SO thankful for my Ipad, with the various apps that allow me to read books without spending any money.  
I realize this is a pathetic entry, but I felt I should check in.  The winter doldrums won't last forever.


Rachel said...

I'm ready to be rid of this year, too. Here's to new beginnings!

Paula said...

Just wanted to say yes Eagle Pass is across the border from Mexico but it isn't safe to go over there anymore. Too much going on there with drugs etc. and people getting killed. Happy New Year!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Since I'm the same age as you are, I've had many of the same thoughts as you. 69 is close to 70 and my mom always said after 70 she started falling apart. I take after my mom alot so I'm not looking forward to falling apart. She lived til she was 83. I just can't imagine being that old, but I certainly have no say in it at all. All we can do it take it one day at time . I hope to have at least one more good year anyway! It's been snowing here all day and getting pretty cold. Tomorrow we may not make it out of the 20's. Good time to stay in and read!

JOHN said...

I think your entry was interesting.We have to keep blogging.For some reason we think we have to write Nobel Peace Material. LOL And we Dont (my blog is proof of that) We all like just reading the different things going on around the world.You said Carthage(sorry about the spelling) Is that the town in Missouri.My best friend moved back her to Cali and his wife is from there.

Sister--Three said...

One thing I think is...
it's a cold as a well driller's ass in Arkansas, but how cold is it up there in northern Missouri? I think...colder than a well driller's ass?

I love reading your blog and next year I will be 63. I was thinking how old it sounded until I read.......................69! lol