Good morning. I've been up for a few hours, and it seems like I've done a days work already. I made breakfast for Pogo and me, and had a cup of coffee. Then I addressed and signed more Christmas cards, stuffed them into envelopes and stamped them. Next I wrapped and addressed a few items that are going out in mailer envelopes.
From here I went into the bedroom and set up the card table, sorted already bought presents into piles, and managed to get a couple wrapped and into mailer boxes. Phew!!! I need to sit for a while so I've just made a second cup of coffee to enjoy while I post here on my blog. How does the coffee taste? It doesn't matter anymore. It is written that coffee tastes good, so it does.
Getting back on my feet is taking much longer now. I'm not liking this too much. My mind gets these fabulous bursts of energy, but the body doesn't seem to be able to catch up with the mind. If this slowing down is one of the perks of the "Golden Years", then it is a sucky one!
No one ever told me that growing old was such a task. My mother never said anything; my friends and neighbors, no one ever even gave me a hint. I wonder why this is. We go into adulthood with absolutely no knowledge of two of the most important parts of our lives. No one told us how to be a parent. or how to get around all the molehills of aging. Interesting!
Don't misunderstand. I am very grateful to have reached this delicate stage of my life, Every day that I wake up is a very good day. I am surrounded by beauty and love, family and friends. I still have my mind and can do many of the things that I enjoy. So, even though these Sunset Years can be quite sucky at times, they are also quite good and I'm glad to have them.
Yesterday the mail brought me a wonderful package, my two newest blog books, parts 1 & 2 of this year. I did a lot more chatting and posted more photos so this year has to be broken into three books. Gosh, they are just wonderful! Here's a photo to show you how nice they look.
I've changed the front covers of the books, and now use a photo from that period, and Pogo is on the back covers.
I really love these blog books. If any of you think you might like to make one of your blog, look up Blog2Print on SharedBook.com. You can get soft covers or hard covers (I get the hard covers) and you can include or exclude whatever you wish. They are really wonderful to leave for your family.
Daughter Deanne sent me a photo taken with her phone of a clipping in the local newspaper. This was an event from last year at their City Hall called Santa Hat Day. Hundreds of the townsfolk came out wearing Santa hats. The photo is like a "Where's Waldo" picture. Deanne calls this one "Where's The Family". I've put a circle around Dee and her family.
Now I'm going to rest a while and finish drinking this "coffee". Even the juice tastes rather weird, but I drink it anyway. Till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.