Yesterday was a significant birthday for me...the big 70!!! I had a card from one of my high school buddies mentioning that I have now caught up with the rest of them. Being a November birthday, I was one of the youngest of my class...back when we started school, January 1 was the cutoff date, so everyone born in the same year started school at the same time, so I started first grade at five....we didn't have kindergarten or preschool then. The card was from one of the bunch that gets together every five years in a different city to celebrate....we have decided that maybe we shouldn't wait five years though!!!
With a new year for me, some goal setting is in order. I have a list of quilting projects I want to get finished this year. I want to finally really organize my pictures on my computer and scan and make DVDs of some old ones. I have a jillion recipes I have collected I want to organize and actually use!! I had started a "life story" several years ago and want to continue with it for posterity....my "legacy" for my kids! There were so many things I heard from my grandmother that I don't remember, wishing I had paid closer attention or had written them down....and now there is no one to verify any of the things I do remember! I only had one living grandmother when growing up...both of my grandfathers and my maternal grandmother passed away before I was born.
I enjoy reading obituaries...not for the morbidity of them but because I am amused of how families phrase the death of their "loved ones"....now, that's a phrase I really abhor!!! It is so...I don't know...pretentious? maybe...I can't think of how to express what I don't like about....but it just leaves me cold!
And another gripe I have....I listen to talk shows and it really irritates me when those answering the questions say "Now, that's a good question!" That has become such a pat response...why not just answer the question without having to preface with an inane comment!!
Boy, I guess I am getting kind of bitchy in my old age!!! On a happier note...I attended my guild meeting today and really enjoyed our speaker...Deb Karasik....she is a paper piecer and does really fabulous work. She also donated a book with a CD to our library. She and her husband are from San Francisco, actually grew up in the Bay area so I had to chat with them about my daughter having just moved back from there.
Oh, and another goal...I am going to try to be a better blogger!! I don't know how many people ever read my blog, but I like getting my thoughts down...clears my head for bigger and better (???) thoughts!!