Half Way to 90

Today is a marker day for me. I am now (age-wise) half-way to 90. (1/2 of 90 = 45). I'm at that stage where you think about where you've been, where you are, and where you thought you'd be when you reached 45. On the one hand, I am not doing things I thought I would be doing by this age. On the other hand, I am doing things that were never in my sight-lines as a 19 year old taking the Myers-Briggs personality test. I remember when I was 18 and graduating from high school trying figuring out how old I'd be in 2000. And I thought that was positively ancient. Life has certainly unfolded some challenges and joys that have been huge surprises.

Here's what's happening outside my door - the most gorgeous spring day - a few brave spring bulbs blooming even while the stubborn snowbank is (almost) a memory. I've walked around the house looking at changes I want to make - some bushes to cut down that don't grow well where they are (either that or the deer eat them). Yesterday I ordered some seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds for planting. Painting Mrs. Brandywine got me hankering to get my hands in the dirt. I haven't had a garden in a few years so I'm looking forward to green beans and tomatoes.

I've been working on making a new banner. You can see it above. I can't figure out how to resize it, though. It keeps coming out HUGE when I try to post it in an auction template. Well, that's it for now, folks, from the hopeful middle aged woman.


MaryAnn said...

Happy Birthday! May all of your days be blessed.

Denise Aumick said...

Happy belated b'day! Was your day a good one? Hope so....

Unknown said...

Happy happy birthday to you!!! Hope you had a blessed birthday. Weird to think half to 90. but you can make it there. can you imagine??? Happy b-day!!!!



Diane Doran said...

Congratulations! I turned 45 on Saturday and also never expected my life to turn out how it has. I hope you have many more happy birthdays!

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden