Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Another (@$*#(&!) Brithday

I think I am going to start a petition to stop birthdays once you have passed the ripe old age of 40. After all, aside from the 21st birthday (and maybe the 18th in some states) there is no discernible reason with any validity to keep "celebrating" the passing of each and every year.

The reasons?

I've been gray/white since my 20's - but hair dye has helped me there - so no one can tell if I don't let it grow out too long.

My bones only ache when it rains, when the weather changes, when I sleep, when I'm awake, or when I move. Other than that I'm as fit as I was at 20!

My weight is something I can carry on my own............

My eyes are just fine as long as I wear my contacts and my reading glasses.....but they've been that way most of my life (other than the reading glasses....they came along at the 40 year mark). One more reason to stop at 40.....or maybe I should stop at 39?

My teeth, for the most part, are still my own. Granted, they are slightly worn now, and there are a few that are missing...but I had those pulled, they didn't "fall" out!

My dogs still love me, my kids still love me my grandchildren still love me and my husband still loves me. With all that going for me there's no excuse for asking for presents! Besides, I'm very difficult to buy for...I have all I need and that makes buying for me a problem. I don't want to be a problem to any of the people I love.

I could just tell folks I'm 20 with 39 years of experience.

So, in view of all the facts listed above I think I'll just skip my birthday from now on. At least till I'm a hundred. Then they'll put my photo in the paper. Other than that there's no point in just counting up the years.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What a spring, now go web your feet!

Spring in Utah! The middle of a very dry desert that 100,000 years ago was home to prehistoric lake Bonneville. Well, smile you dry skinned lip lickers, the joke's on you because that lake is making a valiant attempt to rise again! It is the very last day of May, and the May flowers are drowning, the ducks are waterlogged, and the rivers have all risen to new heights. There's enough snow left in the mountains to ski till the 4th of July and there's enough water in that snow to fill all the dam's thrice! There is moss growing on the north side of all my tree trunks - and we're NOT in the pacific northwest!

And just because April's over doesn't mean May can't mess with snowed again, then rained, then hailed, then snowed, then.........................................300% of our annual water so far.

On the bright side, I no longer have to walk all the way to the rear of my property to see the water in the River that flows past my property. I can now see it while standing in my kitchen. How charming!

And some of the critters seem to love this new river they have discovered. We have a surfing ibis that never gets weary of landing just at the whitewater fall near the bridge, catching the big wave and with head held high he rides the wave down the river to the center of town. He must not like the noise down there because he promptly returns to the bridge and heads out again. He makes me laugh every time I see him. Hey DUDE! Surf's up!

I dont' know for sure if we need to fret, if we need to sandbag, or if we're in any jeopardy here this spring/summer. All I DO know is that it's very interesting and entertaining to look out my kitchen window and watch the teenage ibis go surfing. Gotta love his sense of adventure!