To my friends over 50 and with thanks to Margaret.
1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run--anywhere.
4. People call at 9 pm and ask, Did I wake you????
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
8. You can eat supper at 4 pm.
9. You can live without sex but not your glasses.
10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
13. You sing along with elevator music.
14. Your eyes won't get much worse.
15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
19. You can't remember who sent you this list.
I linked to Margaret before I pasted the list because I was afraid I'd forget where I read it in the few minutes it took to get from her blog to mine.
Another busy day. Elcie's birthday is the 9th so we took her birthday shopping this weekend instead of next. The weather was beautiful, we have a bicycle race going on right here in town, and there was lots to do. She picked out a couple of videos, a cd, and a book about horses. She tells me she's outgrown toys. Not surprising at 14 but she's always been the only one who liked dolls (the others decapitated the Barbies - my sentiments exactly). So much has changed in only a year.
Meantime, my friend took the other girls to the bike race which went practically down our street. It's a big deal here; bikers from all over the country participate and take it very seriously.
We saw cyclists everywhere and had to wind our way around their route to get across town.
I cooked a big pot roast with lots of veggies and potatoes yesterday so tonight day is leftovers. Tomorrow I'm planning on tuna salad with hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, cukes, etc. It's asparagus season here (the only time of year I can afford the stuff) so I may add cold asparagus as well. The weather is supposed to stay warm. If it doesn't, I'll make comfort food instead.
Rebecca wants to help prepare brunch in the morning. I'll probably supervise and hold the number of dishes she uses down a bit. Someone suggested I have her wash the dishes. She does from time to time but it turns into as big a project as her baking. I can find other ways for her to help. I'll wash the dishes; otherwise my kitchen will be tied up for hours. She's been known to empty the silverware drawer and wash every spoon and fork.
I'm thinking about French toast. It's much easier than pancakes which still give her a little trouble with flipping. It'll depend on how much patience I can muster in the a.m.
Right now Ray and I are watching the Chinese New Year parade (Year of the Boar) from San Francisco. A belated Gung Hay Fat Choy to all and take care everyone.