I no longer post every day or even write about what I have done. The blog has definitely evolved, I just don't know what it has evolved into. I've often thought I should decide on one topic and stick with it, but I no longer have the dedication for that. I've even thought on a yearly basis of just quitting, but if and when I do, I will definitely let my few readers know. I hate it when a blogger I follow just drops off the face of the earth - and I wonder did they actually 'drop off'?
On Friday I posted a picture of a cocktail napkin that I used several years ago at a party for my staff. It is not my resolution - I don't make them, never have, never will - but I posted it as a suggestion. I was in the beauty shop - I hate going and wish I could just send my head in - and I always wonder why I don't wear ear plugs there. It is like one big 'pity party'. And folks talk about ALL their intimate business. My hairdresser was telling me about a client who, some 20 years after her divorce, was still fixated on her ex. I would never last long in that profession 'cause I am sure I would be telling all my clients to deal with it and STFU.
On Saturday a man was being interviewed on the radio about 2016 and his plans for 2017. He said that despite losing his mother on Christmas Eve - something I can really relate to - he had a fairly good year. For 2017 he was resolving to get all the negativity out of his life and think positive. He explained that if his friends couldn't get with the 'think positive thoughts' theme he was going to 'kick them to the curb' - nicely, but still kick them.
I think that thinking positively will be especially important in the coming year. We all could probably do with a little house-cleaning of the sort where we get rid of the toxic folks we know. Of course, at the rate I am going I'll have no friends left to attend my funeral, assuming they all outlive me, lol. But keeping toxic friends or relatives in our lives is just not healthy - mentally or physically speaking.
So, here I am seven years after I started this rambling all over the universe blog, and I will continue, with or without readers. Think of it as my legacy, one that will live in the cloud for eons to come. Oh, I can see the smiles on your faces and feel all the gratitude you are sending my way for sharing my thoughts with you 😉.
Have a very Happy New Year!
01/01/10 - Day one.
It's retirement. I love it. I can do what I want whenever I want. Or not do it, too.
When I retired, a long-time friend (that's you Debbie) suggested that I start a blog. Yeah, right. Like I had time to do this. Then I would be wondering, just what DID I do last Friday? It was Friday wasn't it?
So, now that my days and adventures all run together, I have decided to write a blog each night about what has occurred during my day. Sounds boring, I know. And I'll probably not even remember half the stuff.
Today was New Year's Day. I made French Onion Soup and Quiche Lorraine. Both recipes straight out of Julia Child's first cookbook. And the first time I ever made any of her recipes. While cooking I also watched 'The Man from Laramie', Criminal Minds, and 'The Last Days'.
Watching TV, movies and cooking from scratch are all things I didn't get to do enough of when I was employed. Ah, living life. C'est bon.