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Friday, July 26, 2013
I heard that today Mick Jagger is 70 years old.
That got me to googling.
Paul McCartney is 71.
Ringo Starr is 73.
Simon and Garfinkel are both 71.
Bob Dylan is 72.
Joan Baez is 72.
Pete Seeger is 94.
Joni Mitchell is 69.
Cher and Donovan are 67.
David Bowie, Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) and Barry Gibb (BeeGees) are 66.
The years are creeping up on me--LOL!
I don't know how many of you follow the TED talks, but the one that came yesterday really touched me. I have experienced quite a bit of what she was talking about due to the drastic changes and limitations of my body. It's difficult sometimes to express what a blessing that has actually been. I am a different and better person than I would have been without all this pain and being housebound (which I vastly prefer to the term shut-in). I am lucky. I am not at the end of life. (I hope.) But listening to this young woman speak made my heart leak from my eyes and filled me with hope for us as human beings.
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The hot weather appears to have broken this last week. Monday it was suddenly 72 degrees! The nights have been in the 40s to low 60s! It gets warm by late afternoon-early evening (70s to mid 80s), but then cools off again so that I can have the place open all night and at least half the day. Been wonderful weather. Yes, we've had occasional rainstorms, but mostly fat clouds and blue skies.
My folks and my brother and his wife will be driving up tomorrow for a visit and we'll all make a trip over to Dagan and Leah's new house, of course. I should put my camera in my bag today so I don't forget. Of course, that's no guarantee that I'll remember to take it out and use it while I'm there--LOL! ;)
Miss Karma wasn't feeling well yesterday. Threw up her morning canned treat..in three sessions...but she's been doing okay since then. She seems to have had a touchy stomach lately...just smaller amounts of her dry food before yesterday. But right now she's on the recliner with me...under the laptop table...pawing at me for a neck scratch...and purring. I decided, after all that carpet scrubbing, to limit the variety in her dry foods.
Been a quiet week. Lots of reading. Dagan and Leah were over Tuesday night for a while. :) Baked another loaf of bread in the machine yesterday--light crust setting. This time it was a "country" bread recipe with milk and an egg from the Oster pamphlet. Pretty funny looking loaf--LOL!
Still has a hefty crust but it tastes good. I am thrilled to have this bread machine! Thanks Dagan and Leah!!
(Not that they read my blog.)
Been doing a lot of cloud watching. I especially love the big fluffy amazing clouds! I remember lying on my back in the dry long prairie grass and watching them laze or race across the sky. I have been gazing out my window every day...and smiling. I'll leave you with clouds. Some of these were just minutes apart. The sky is always changing when it holds the gift of clouds.
"In the midst of gathering darkness, light becomes more evident."