I am always glad when January is over. Three of us were born in January and it seemed like such a long cold month when I was a child and even now it seems cold and damp and dreary even when the sun shines.
Pondering the blogs I read and those who read mine, it became pretty clear that no one is in my age category. Not that that in and of itself matters, because young people keep you young, but it would be nice if I knew how to find those in my age bracket to read what they are writing.
Would it make me sad or glad; are they doing more or less; what are they doing with their life each and every day? Sometimes I call this young neighbor of mine to ask her what she is doing. I do this to see what others are doing on a day when it seems I have nothing to do. I could go ride around and make photos but I’m not very good with photos except to record a moment in time. I follow this blog of a guy riding around on a bicycle making photos and writing maybe a sentence. He has a lot of followers; his photos seem to record a moment on his ride. People seem to like that. I sometimes wonder what people really like.
I try to rid my home of the Bits and Pieces; I wrote my funeral arrangements; I placed it with my will. Is this enough? or do I need to give this to my attorney as well.
Should I sell the house? and then the followup is: Where would I go? I have one child in CA and one in MA…a long way apart and where do I fit in their lives of mindful living. Working at that job from 9 to 5?
Days are numbered no matter the age but when you have lived three-quarters of a century you know your days are numbered. Will I get through all my projects? Will I get that Shoulder Pad quilt made? the rug finished; the scrapbook brought up to date; all the photos labeled…will I get through? and if I don’t does it really matter?
Maybe I should go back to bed and get up again; maybe then I could review better the three-quarters of a century I have lived. Maybe I will not blog anymore; Maybe I will clean the internet of my name; maybe I will just go and get some chicken from McDonald’s and watch what other people are doing on this very cold day.