Sunday, January 27, 2013

Time keeps on slippin...slipping...slippin...into the future!!!

Grey hair is God's graffiti. “Bill Cosby”

Aging is inevitable and hard to accept at times. Especially when I look in the mirror thinking I am all put together ready to go out and then something catches my eye. I do a double take and squint as I move closer to the mirror. There it is another crinkly grey hair that seems to have grown straight up. It doesn’t lay flat on my head trying to disguise itself and mingle in with the rest of my hair unnoticed. No, it has to stand at attention like a flag pole demanding attention almost screaming out “here I am so what are you gonna do now?”  Before that little sucker can hide, I grip, yank and then look at it almost sneering as I dare it to grow back. I know I’m not the only one that deals with all the subtle and not so subtle signs of aging it’s just part of life I guess. I can’t really complain about the aging process, in fact I have to say I am aging slower than some of my grade school friends. The weekend before this one I attended the first annual Reunion for my public school and although I was humming and hawing about going I ended up having a blast. It seems I’m not the only one that had the problem of masking those grey hairs; many of my classmates seemed to have that same problem. I did have to smile really big when the most popular guy in my grade 8 class was sporting a head “full” of grey hair. Oh yes, this fellow was to die for! He was good looking, smart, athletic and had a head full of long dark hair (remember it was the 70’s). He still is good looking and smart although maybe not as athletic and I’ll have to admit his full head of grey hair made him look rather dignified.  He was still able to make a few of us take a double take! My bestest public school girlfriend was able to attend as well. It was awesome catching up on life after our grade 8 graduation. My family had moved that summer so until I reconnected with everyone on Facebook I had no idea what had happened to anyone. There is another reunion planned for the summer and I am really looking forward to going.
my girlfriend and I (when we were a lot younger!)
On the work front, I have settled in nicely and after some training and a few screw-ups I’m good to go! I actually look forward to going to work knowing that each day will have some form of humour with the clients, not to mention the every other day visit from the Fed Ex guy. It really should be illegal to be “that” good looking! I get along well with everyone that works there and it’s refreshing as well as kind of awesome to know my co-workers do value my input and ideas. Who would have thunk it???? It really is true that when life hands you lemons you can add a bit of salt and some tequila and all is right again!

I hope everyone is keeping warm and has enjoyed their weekend……..
Today I am WONDER WOMAN ... I will wrap my head and wrists in foil, stuff my Bra, hike up my grannie panties, and I will wonder…..

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January Tidbit Tuesday

We are now into the second week of a brand new year. Did anyone make any New Year’s Resolutions? Since I’m not really that disciplined on sticking to resolutions, I decided not to make any. It seems that every year I resolve to do something, but for some reason I never stick to it making me feel guilty. Whether it be something easy, something healthy or something fun somehow, some way I never succeed. This way, by not making any resolutions, I can’t disappoint myself by not sticking to it. There are many things I want to do during the coming months but I’m going to take things day by day since time seems to race by. As of today there is only 71 days until spring and yes I am already looking forward to that day. I know winter has barely begun, but hey, no harm in having a day to look forward to! For the entire year of 2013 I’m trying to make at least one day out of each month to be a day filled with plain old fun. For January 19th there is a reunion planned for my public school. I’ve been part of that group now for a while and it was decided that we should gather as many of our public school friends as possible and have a reunion. So far it looks like a major event and I’m sure it’ll be lots of fun. I’m certainly looking forward to it! I won’t be off work while the dinner is going on, but right after work I’ll be heading to the Best Western Inn to partake in the mingling and social part of it. I have had a small peek at some of the old school photos and good grief I certainly did not have a sense of style back then. In one class picture I have my hair parted on the side with a horrible sweep-over and wearing a bright yellow dress with knee socks and huge brown shoes! Now bear in mind when I was a child my hair was a bright strawberry blonde, and my skin was almost ghost white! I’m wondering where my mother was that she would allow me to step out of the house like that…on school picture day!!!!!
Well it did happen, the entire staff of where I now work had their picture taken and yes it was published in the Winter 2013 Coupon Clipper. I really am glad it is in black and white and doesn’t show up that well…lol since I really do detest my picture being taken. I work with a wonderful group of people whose work ethics are top notch and will not tolerate any form of mistreatment. My boss is easy to please and always smiling which in turn makes the entire staff smile right back. It’s certainly a joy to walk through those doors! It really is true that when one door closes another door opens leading to bigger and better things.
 I did something called a cleansing of the soul with the help of a very smart and caring woman and it’s amazing how the fog lifts and you can actually see that brass ring getting closer. I’m pretty proud of myself that I have done this and you know it really does bring back the youth inside of you. In fact, the last snow storm we had just after Christmas I put on my coat, toque (a Canadian winter hat) and mittens, went out into the back and made a snow angel! I haven’t done that since the kids were little. Here I was all alone except for Bentley who looked on with a tilted head and wagging tail trying to figure out what I was doing. I knew no one would believe me so after carefully and with a weeeeeeeeeee bit of difficulty got up out of the snow, I raced inside to grab the camera and took a picture. I was given a scrapbook kit for my birthday from a very dear friend and that picture will definitely be in there!!

I hope everyone is enjoying the new beginning to a brand new year…until next time……..May this new year, bring many sweet memories and peaceful times.