10 years! Sometimes I’ve had a lot to say in those years, other times not so much. There’s plenty I’d like to say now, like about a trial with no witnesses, willful ignorance of the science of us destroying our only planet, or the general loss of moral values. But this blog was started for brighter and happier things, and those things are still the most important things in daily life, so a-blogging I go.
I’m old(er). Every day is about Today, cos Today is what we each have. I’ve collected a few wonderful readers as I went along with this, and I thank you each and appreciate each of you. I’ve gotten to “know” some of you, as much as we can know another person on line. I would really like to meet some of you, but many live across the country or across the ocean.
Winter is boring and I get writer’s block about what to write. There’s no garden adventures to write about, like the time we had groundhogs, and rogue bamboo and squash bugs, all in the same summer! https://sarasinart.net/2017/08/03/groundhogs-and-bamboo-and-squash-bugs-oh-my/
I’ve written lots of garden blogs about adventures, and misadventures, and one good one about the year I did a special companion planting called 3 Sisters. I really enjoyed that. Now the garden has gotten smaller and there’s no place to plant that again. https://sarasinart.net/2016/06/13/three-sisters-2/
Sometimes I’ve entertained people here and on FB with stories about my garden gargoyle, Albert. (Sorry, Tony…..Tony thinks he’s creepy.) Everybody needs to have a little silly fun, more so in the winter. https://sarasinart.net/2018/03/20/noreaster/
I always wrote about my cat, who is now getting to be an old lady as well as I am. But she’s still feisty, and still waits on the back of the couch every day, waiting to attack the mailman when he comes up on “her” front porch. (She still doesn’t understand that he skips some days, like Sunday and holidays. She just waits a while, then eventually gives up.) https://sarasinart.net/2016/10/14/i-have-an-attack-cat/
And now I have a new pet, and 5″ lizard, who is adorable. https://sarasinart.net/2019/09/11/i-got-a-new-pet/
Lots of things have happened in 10 years, oh where does the time go! One of the best things is I gained a family member when my son got married to an amazing woman, and they are both so happy. A mom’s biggest wish is for her adult child to be happy. It makes mom happy, for sure.
I retired, wow that was a long time coming and now I live in Saturdayville, every day. https://sarasinart.net/2013/12/31/retired/
I had a nasty surgery, which I wrote about and SO many people have read the advice I gave about how to handle a debilitating recovery. https://sarasinart.net/2015/02/08/what-can-you-do-with-one-hand-after-rotator-cuff-surgery/
Lots of things happen in 10 years. You can’t write about too many or people will get bored. It’s been a good ten years, and I’ll ramble along some more if anybody wants to keep reading. One day at a time, life goes along, we get older but always need to remember: Today is the day, it’s what we have. Enjoy every minute of your Today.
Yup, the years kinda sneak up on us don’t they? I’ll keep reading. Isn’t Saturdayville just a short distance from Shuteye Town?
I never heard of that place before, but it sounds good to me! Thanks for rambling along with me. 🙂
Relaxing days and plenty of naps = great retirement.
No naps; I have too much to do! Just all at my own schedule.
Time flies when we’re having fun, right? Glad I got to know you, my friend. I’m always enjoying your stories and looking forward to read new posts.
Let’s raise our cup of coffee for another 10 years!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my dear friend!
Yea, maybe I can make it another 10, and you’re way younger so you have a good 10 more at least. I’m glad to know you too. And Jimi! Thank you for your kind words. Here’s good stuff for you……☕️🍫! Two of your favorites, tho your chocolate is better than ours. 😉
Haha… wish I could send you some of our fine Belgian chocolate! 😉
I’ve had some and it is fine chocolate!
He IS creepy!
I won’t tell him that you said that again. 😉
Oh, thank you. I should be more careful about offending him.
Well you’re still safe cos you know he won’t fly, and you said you don’t live there anymore anyway.
No, and I don’t live here anymore either!
Here or there but you don’t live there…….I guess I’m confused now.
Only Albert needs to be confused.
He’s not. He knows everything.
Except he doesn’t know where I am, or where I am not.
Besides, he won’t fly, so he can’t get . . . where I am at or not at . . . Okay, now I am getting confused.
Ok now we’re both confused…..😜
Both . . . or all three?
No, Albert is never confused. Told ya, he knows everything. 😉
If he doesn’t know to come in out of the snow, he doesn’t know much.
He likes the snow, till it gets over his head, and by then it’s too late to go in.
I agree. A lot of things have happened to me in the past 9 years (almost 10) since I have been blogging. In 2015, I had to deal with lung cancer. Certainly didn’t expect that because I thought only smokers got lung cancer. Surprise! Anyone can get it. Then I was involved in a major car accident in 2016, which I didn’t expect either–of course.
Moved from Virginia to Texas. Quite a change. I do miss the 4 seasons in Virginia, but I don’t miss the winter. Thought I had escaped snow and winter cold, until it suddenly (and strangely) appeared for a week in Texas last winter.
Of course, the Coronavirus made its debut in 2020, and suddenly we were not supposed to go anywhere; not supposed to do anything. After that, my ability to be creative felt squashed! As a result, I haven’t written as much in the past year and a half (almost 2). But, as you say–“Today is the day, it’s what we have.” As I am now much closer to my end than my beginning, I need to keep that in mind.
You have had an eventful decade full of lots of events you would have been better off without. It’s good that you made a good move, and maybe that was one freak snow storm. I’m a lot closer to my end, so I think of each day as special, more than before. Have a good Today.