Sunday, December 11, 2011

Neighbors and life's celebrations

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. It was sunny AND above freezing! A rarity at this time of year. As I was putzing around in the garage I discovered that stretching is even a problem after a six week lay-off. Good grief! It's going to be a while before I can compete with John Henry as a steel drivin' man, unless you count  driving my 1995 Sable to work.

I think life's celebrations can be that cold slap in the face that we need to realize we are at a different stage of life. Birthdays when you are very young, parties as you age, graduations, sometimes followed by weddings and then last night it happened. Retirement parties! And she is younger than me! There have already been some funerals, but that'll be the next very regular thing. I am powerless to change any of it, so I will just gracefully accept it. NOT!

 Here are some of my closest neighbors.


  1. Always count the 1995 Sable. Just like talking about the size of Denmark, always count Greenland.;-)

    I need to figure out how to use my little video cam. I took a video of the chipmunk in the campsite in Aug. stealing a papertowel to build its nest. It kept tripping over it until it figured out to shred it into smaller pieces.

    Enjoy the weather and move slowly.

  2. Just keep plugging along -- what else can you do? Btw, I like your watch chipmunk!