Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:11 PM
I just want to thank White Witch for starting this thread.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:56 PM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:51 PM
I look in the mirror and ask..."Jeez! What the hell happened to ya?" Starts the day on a wonderful note.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:03 PM
At my age, every morning that my feet hit the floor, I'm saying TG for another chance to be here.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:29 AM
Um...can someone help me change my diaper?
Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:45 PM
The next day when her and I were alone having coffee she talked about it and I asked her, "what is the alternative to having another birthday?" You should have seen her face light up!
I've always LOVED birthdays! It means I'm still here to learn more, love more, eat more ice cream etc. Maybe go to Ireland again.
jimmary, you seem to have an obsession with your pants! Is that a Texas thing????
Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:59 PM
Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:44 PM
jimmary...either you're wearing pants (or your wife's pants) or diapers...(sliding my chair further away...) I think we might just have to send you to your room.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:48 AM
Guess old people don't have much control over their thoughts coming out of their mouths!
I do that contemplating the past year thing every year also. Most of the time I go over my whole life, even beyond my birth to my parent's lives and where they came from and back and back. Actually "celebrate", if you could call it that, for about a week before and a week after my actual B-day. So you can see I take birthdays, everyone's, very seriously.
Ditto what White Witch said. The wonderful thing about getting older... I think it starts to happen strongly around 50.... is that a person begins to let go of all the silly crap in their life that they wonder why it's still there, including people who just drag one down.
I hear Jameson is the best. "Old Paddy" might be horrible?
Hubby's leaving it up to me as to whether we go to a family reunion next year. Maybe we can meet for lunch and talk about all those."you don't know the half of it" things. I've got plenty of those too.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:07 PM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:12 PM
And yeah - in my humble opinion, Jameson really is the best (Irish) whiskey...I've even had a man from Derry (or, Londonderry, if you're not sure) recommend Bushmills' Whiskey. So I did. I didn't tell him this, but I thought it tasted like sewer water. But it's from Northern Ireland, so that might have something to do with it. But if you are a whiskey drinker, once you've had Jameson (especially the 12 year old Jameson), you'll have a hard time going back to your regular drink. Believe me. I've seen it happen. Great! Now I'm thirsty. And no Jameson in the house! Might as well go to bed, then.
If you do ever come back up to CT for a family reunion, I wouldn't mind getting together for lunch (if schedules work out). But who knows?
And who the heck was that jackrabbit slim character? He just joined, and he's in the old member forum? Shoulda knocked first, I suppose. oh well.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:26 AM
which I've enjoyed, by the way.
It's Derry! The Irish don't forget history.
Growing up on Long Island sound, my go to place for peace was always the ocean. I can't even describe how much I miss it! It was right there, handy. If I had time for a little walk, then it was the woods. But the ocean, any time of year even winter.
We should talk about that Catholic guilt thing!
Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:55 AM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:35 AM
Yeah, I know it's Derry. Everybody knows it's Derry - but the Derry City Council won't officially change the name of the city. Go figure. As for the Irish, not forgetting history - for the most part, that's true. However, a little discussed fact is that long before the Cromwellian era, Irish kings were constantly invading England (it wasn't "Britain" yet), raiding local kingdoms and doing all sorts of nasty things. But, that's neither here nor there.
Although the ocean's nice...I'm just tired of so-called "do-gooders" flocking around me, trying to drag me back into the water, screaming things like "keep his skin damp" and "don't block the blow hole"...lousy buggers. So, I don't go to the beach often. I do enjoy sitting near lakes, rivers and streams, though. But the woods have always been "my special place", where ever those woods might be. I don't like a lot of noise in the woods, when I go. I prefer to listen to what's around me. If someone's going to be yapping incessantly while we're walking in the woods, I won't take them any more.
White Witch - (by the way - I am enjoying this forum/chat)I suppose the reason why it's hard to forgive myself is probably because I expect more from myself. I feel I'm supposed to "be better" than the people I can forgive "for just being themselves". Whether that's being hypocritical or something like that...I suppose that's the first step in self-forgiveness: finding out the reason why it's difficult to forgive myself. One day, I might reach that level. I think it's got a lot to do with that Catholic "brainwashing". Yes, Puti - that'd probably a whole other forum, wouldn't it? Anyway, it's drizzly and overcast, so I think I'll go for a walk.
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