Gettin Older

Good Morning everyone, grab a quick cup of coffee with me and sit with me just for a  few. If you need a cup I got a fresh pot on and I’ll pour you a cup. This morning is my 57th birthday and it’s going to be a good day I can feel it in my bones!!

I don’t feel any older but when I look in the mirror, I see wrinkles I never seen before, gray hair popping out everywhere! (which I have earned every one I have) I have to look real close to the mirror to even be able to see good to put on makeup these days, which I don’t wear much of any more, I figured if you don’t like how I look now then you don’t have to be looking .I got spider veins all over my legs, and I don’t even like spiders so how did I get them… lol But you want to know something….. I feel good!!! I mean I may be over weight by the Dr’s standards , and may have some aches and pains from time to time but all in all I feel good.
I love my life, I love the man I am with and have been with for the last 9 years now, I have been blessed to have 6 wonderful kids ( who by the way gave me every grey hair I have earned) My Children have given me so far 8 wonderful and very beautiful grand kids and one more on the way, and through this relationship I am in now I have also become a GREAT Grandma to 1 very handsome young man.

Birthdays isn’t about getting gifts any more ( but hey I wont turn them down either) they are another year to celebrate all the good things in my life , all the beautiful things I have seen and got to experience. It’s another year to start enjoying more in life that is going to be full of surprises and adventures. I know all will not be good ones, because nothing in life always goes just like you want them to, life isn’t a bowl full of cherries with out the pits like they say … but you can learn from the bad and get valuable lessons from them… This I have learned over all these years so far.
Something else I learned …. you NEVER take for granted anything because one day you will have it and the next it may be gone… be thankful for what you do have, don’t wish and want for more than you can grasp, there is a reason you don’t always get what you want in life, live life to its fullest that you can, smile and laugh often is words I always heard people say but never really understood them till I started this old age thing.Now I do just that… Live, laugh, love and smile often.
Birthdays are a day of celebration because that was the first day you came into this world, and to me I celebrate being here still able to enjoy every little thing I can. Like the beauty of a single daisy standing tall.. all alone blooming, along the road I walk trying to get in my 10,000 steps. (which I haven’t got to yet but I will) A deer in the field grazing and looks up at me but doesn’t run away and just goes back to eating as I snap a picture, the cows looking at me with those big beautiful brown eyes like I’m a crazy woman who talks to them as I go past them not once but twice… I tell them shhh …don’t tell everyone but I am a bit crazy.

I enjoy being able to take something plain like beads and string and turn it into beautiful bracelets to give to people to brighten up their day. I made these Morse Code bracelets for a few friends058

I enjoy  taking yarn and crocheting a blankets to help keep my my family and friends I care about  warm, the picture on the left is how most of the time I get to crochet, while cuddling with my fur babies and the right one is how it turned out when I was finished

 

or a hat for my honey to wear when he goes turkey hunting, he says he blends right in with this one and the turkeys can’t see him

sewing pocket warmers for my son who is homeless to help keep him a little warmer, and  crocheting scarves, and ornaments for co workers,and family

I get joy out of doing little things for others and watching their faces light up, and knowing I did something good for someone else…. I did my good deed for another day.

I enjoy the beautiful sun rises and sun sets I have been able to see every morning and evening along my walks and from my front porch

,the smile from a stranger, a good hug from my sweetheart, when I come home, the voice of my children when they call, watching my older brother do his video gaming, and listening to his commentary and re-enactments of Fifty Shades of Grey…omg sooo funny!!! Seeing strangers come into the store I work at sometimes a bit grumpy but by the time they leave they walk out the door with a smile I have given them, a simple thank you when I help someone having troubles getting around and I help them take groceries out to their car, little things in life to me mean so much more now than they use to.
I guess what I’m getting at here is that getting older isn’t so bad, it all depends on how you look at it and deal with it all and I feel like the good lord has blessed me and given me 57 wonderful years so far to enjoy, and I plan on enjoying many more….and I hope you all do the same.
Well guess that’s it for this one , I hope you enjoyed your quiet time with me this morning …. until our next coffee break time … enjoy the little things in life, and if you feel like leaving a comment and letting me know what little things in your life that makes you smile the most than please do feel free to do so I would love to hear from you all.
Have a wonderful day everyone ………….. till next time sip your coffee slowly and try to enjoy life around you .

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A New Year

Good morning everyone and thank you for stopping by here.Come grab a cup of coffee and join me for a spell, let’s talk about what the new year has in store for us. I just finished brewing a fresh pot of coffee over here on the counter and there is some different flavored creamers if you want any, just help your self. Oh hint try the vanilla caramel with some hazelnut and chocolate mixed together I think you’ll really like it. I think it gives your coffee  an expensive take out flavor with out the big cost.Yum Yum

Any way…We have made it though another year of the hectic holidays. All the running here and there, trying to find the right gifts for this one and that one. There is one gift I know good old Santa brought a lot of people it is the gift of what I like to call the crud.You know the congestion, sore throat, can’t breath, hurts when you cough ( or as I do bark), fever, diarrhea, and some even had an upset stomach with it. Me being a cashier at a popular retail store , everyone was coming in sick as a dog coughing all over everything so I tried my best to steer clear of it.I sanitized my hands after every transaction, tried to keep at least an arm’s length away from the sick ones, and wiped down the counters and keyboard with Lysol.  That was one gift I didn’t want for the holidays, and I avoided getting it pretty good till after the new year then it hit me hard … BAM !!!!

So now here I sit, sicker than a dog, writing out my 1st new years blog and can’t hardly breathe.  I’ve got my own little trash can  I carry with me , I made it from an empty gallon bucket of ice cream we had. I cut a small hole in the lid so tissues don’t fall out but can be pushed in, and when its full I take off the lid dump it and sanitize it to start  all over again , it works great and has a handle so I can carry it into any room I go into .I’ve been doing breathing treatments with my Nebulizer 4 times a day to get this crud out of my lungs,and using my inhaler between breathing treatments like Dr said.(when ever I get sick it settles hard in my lungs since I was born with bronchitis and asthma)   I’m  also taking antihistamines to dry up the drippy nose, and when it stops completely up I use Vicks menthol save under the nose to be able to open it up just a bit so I can breathe. You know the routine one of those deals not happy either way it goes… nose stopped up… not happy , nose running off your face … not happy. Along with all that and trying to cough up a lung or two every now and then,I’m using  Ricola cough drops for my sore throat and to help ease the coughing, and taking aspirin for my achy body and fever.

Shew… getting sick really sucks, because I hate taking all these meds, not to mention loosing out on time on my paycheck since I haven’t been working that many hours ( only working about 15 hrs a week) during the holidays to begin with. BUT …. looking on the brighter side of things, I’m not out in this cold and snow trying to drive and sliding off the roads right now, and I’m trying to catch up on some crochet  projects between bouts of sleeping off and on through out the day. I have 2 C2C blankets( Corner 2 Corner-starts in one corner and finishes up in opposite  corner) I have started but ran out of the colors I need to complete them. So to use my scrap balls of yarn that I do have I joined a BOMCAL ( Block Of the Month Crochet A Long) club and seen the 1st squares they posted for the month of Jan and they are really beautiful!!  They post 2  12-inch squares and a six-inch square  each month, one looks simple, one looks a bit tricky and one a bit advanced for this lefty. They have a few stitches in it I have never tried before but looking forward to trying to do them successfully. I’m a lefty so a lot of the videos I have watched to teach me how to do different things with crochet has all mostly been for right-handed people, and trying to reverse it for this lefty is trickier than it may sound , things just don’t come out looking like in the videos for me sometimes. So Will see how this goes this year.

I’ve also taken up a new hobby since my sweetheart was so loving and got me a sewing machine last year for Christmas. I’ve made a few things on it , no really big projects yet  but I have made some good ones. I have made a few coasters, a mini wallet for sweety since he don’t like carrying a regular wallet says it’s too bulky, a few small pillows, a chap stick holder to go on my key chain, and a cup caddy to hold some sewing supplies I use, and a journal cover for my craft ideas book I keep . I found 2 tee shirts at a thrift store, both the same of the little boy on Christmas Story. It has a bull’s-eye with the boys face in front with the saying around it ” You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out ” so I turned one into a pillow cover for one of my sons since that is his favorite movie and wore the other one to work when they said we could wear Christmas shirts the week before Christmas.

It’s really hard for me to go into Wal-Mart now without going to the sewing area or the yarn area  ( which are back to back at this store near me ) to see what they have new I would like to eventually get, since I can’t afford to get it all at once. Sometimes I feel just like a kid in a candy store, I could spend hours there just looking , envisioning projects coming together, planning, feeling, matching colors, wanting this one and that one, and my voice inside me yelling at me saying ” Get it… GET IT… and that one too!!”. Sometimes it is very hard for me to resist, I already got a whole box of what they call fat quarters just waiting for a project to come along,a couple of yards for pretty fabric I just couldn’t leave without, and some clearance remnants  of fabric  that aren’t quite a yard or have something slightly wrong waiting for that one project that yells to me “Please use meeee”!!!

Well that’s about it for me on what I got planned for this new year,  I’ll just take this year one day at a time and see where it takes me.One thing I did tell myself I will honestly try to do this year is keep a better blog, I mean this I believe is only my second one since I learned about blogging and I want to do more this year . I will always have a pot of coffee on and hot for when we get together, hope you enjoyed your coffee with me today, it is always nice to share coffee with others.

I want to thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to stop and read my Break Time post, it means a lot to me. So if you would…please leave a comment below as to what you think, or have planned for this new year if you feel up to it. I would love to hear back from my readers.  So till the next time we meet up…

May your days be sunny, and your nights be blessed, may you always know you are welcome here for some coffee and a quick sit down rest…..