The pups are a little concerned about all the lightening going on right now. The rain is nice, gentle, (except for that one burst) and I won’t have to water any plants today. That’s good. I’m having a goof-off day. Had a wonderful long chat with my high school friend Gwen, and we’ve caught up in a fine fashion. How fun to be able to do that. We are getting prepared for the 50 + 1 reunion this year, and she is one of my life-long friends. That’s the great part about this whole deal. I wrote yesterday about my feelings of inadequacy in high school, but they must have been closely guarded. People didn’t see me that way. Yes, there had to be some sort of extrovert in me that has finally blossomed. Thank you, God!
Goldie sat on my feet, between me and the bathroom vanity while I applied make up this morning. She is a great footwarmer when you’re barefooted. Bless her heart! She just needs to be close to us when we’re home. I love Labs. She’s the best.
Lexie pretends not to care when the weather is stormy. She goes deep into our closet, and will emerge when it’s over. They’re smart. The Babe called Addison to see if she was ok being home alone in the storm. She said she’s fine, but their pup Josie must have jumped four feet off the ground. I’m getting a mental picture, here.
Be safe in these electrical storms. Don’t try to go on the roof to adjust the satellite dish, it’s too dangerous! Omaha’s Cartoonist Jeffrey Koterba tells in his book, “Inklings” of being struck by lightening. Not once in his life, but twice. How lucky is he? Darned lucky he lived to tell about it!
Talking with Gwen this morning really set my mind going on how little time we really get to live. By the time many of us get it figured out in our heads, we only have a short time left. Play time is important, even to those of us boomers. Wow. 70 was our graduation year. I thought it would never come. And there it went, and now, we’re all near 70. It went too fast.
And somehow, now it’s Saturday. Friends and I went a movie yesterday – Queen Bees. It was fantastic. Anyone over the age of 50 should see it. Heck, over 40. You could see your mom in this movie. You could see yourself. You could be a queen bee. I hope not. It’s not a good thing. Ellen Burstyn is so good. It’s amazing, they’re finally putting out movies with older women in them. I love them all. We have a lot of time left, and we intend to make the most of it. Ellen Burstyn’s character had a very close relationship with her grandson. I hope to have that with Gavin, Joell, Addison, Kayla and Cody.
It rained and rained yesterday. It was a good day in spite of that. The Babe and I had pizza last night, and it was pretty good for a change. I’m still holding at my thirty pound weight loss, but have started a “50 Squats a Day” challenge during Heart Disease Awareness Month. You bet I’m aware, the Babe has ischemic heart disease (thank you, Agent Orange!) and we’re grateful he’s got great doctors who keep ahead of the problems.
This morning was another glorious morning for coffee on the deck. I’m not a person who cries easily, but I could just about cry it’s so beautiful. The feeling I get when I sit there with the Babe and just look at the trees while listening to the symphony of the birds, it’s definitely my place for calm and peace and love. I think it always will be.
Today, we have a planning meeting for the Post. We have a lot of projects going on, and are finding a lot of places to help Veterans. It’s our mission, it’s our purpose, it’s our goal. And I love being a part of the effort.
Have a beautiful day. Enjoy your time and spend time on you. See you tomorrow!