Well, what a great way to start off another new year...we actually had a little rain storm here in the desert and the temperature cooled to 97 degrees. Spent my birthday mostly at home. My husband cooked me breakfast then I continue to enjoy having my laptop back, haven't gotten to the new mini yet as it's easier just to focus on one new baby at a time. The other is in its box sleeping.
Went to dinner at Outback restaurant locally and then off to Zion's Park one hour's drive away for a wonderful concert by a very talented duo Tingstad & Rumbel on guitar and woodwinds. Soothing music for the majestic outdoor venue.
I won a free CD of their music in a drawing and it was the same CD I bought at intermission so I'm sending it to my BFF Caryn who after a long absence of almost a month is again blogging. She has commented on many of your blogs so you know her insightful, deep yet humorous style that always gives you something to think about. I got her started blogging so I'm happy she is continuing, read her blog. She always comments on my blogs at least once, sometimes twice-what a friend. Thanks to all you who took time to send me birthday greetings...I appreciate your friendships.
Here's another poem I wrote for my birthday time:
Old age has a way of sneaking
Up on us while we are busy
Doing other things like living
Our children soon empty the nest,
Then marry and have little ones
Before we know it our babies
Are middle-aged responsible adults
And we are grandparents ready
To retire and check out of life
How come life goes by so fast
While we are making other plans?
“I’d like to loose twenty-five pounds,
Take a computer class or two,
See the world and go on a cruise”
But all we ever get done
Is the day to day living--laundry,
Shopping, meals prepared, dishes
Washed and house cleaned while
The important things lay undone
Or maybe more essential tasks
Take priority, such as family needs
Raising, nurturing and teaching
Keeping a loving home in order
Isn’t that why we are here?