Sunday, August 7, 2016

Am I Getting Old? (i don't feel old...)

Hello my lovely friends.  I hope  you have been enjoying your summer vacation.  I've been home for almost two weeks and life is back to it's normal routine around here.  I thought I'd share with you an incident that happened this weekend...

My husband and I ventured off to Laguna Beach on Friday afternoon.  We took our beach chairs and a picnic lunch to enjoy.  We didn't sit down on the beach but instead we found a picnic table at the park overlooking the ocean and proceeded to enjoy our afternoon.  Not much later, some gentlemen came and set up their things at the adjoining table.  The one guy said he was going to get married later that day in the gazebo overlooking the beach.  We gave him our congratulations and wished him the best.

He proceeded to tell us that this wedding was only going to cost him around $500.00 and that 30 to 40 people would be arriving later; they would be in the same little picnic area where we were seated (remember, this is a public park).  We didn't think much of it as we would be going home in a couple of hours.  My husband took off and walked down to the beach while I tried to knit a bit.  The sun was getting hot so I decided to move our things to a shady, grassy area.  I told the guy that he could now use our table.  He mentioned something about "....I was hoping you guys would stick around..."  I didn't think much of it but when I went back to get my last items from the table, I overheard a woman say "I thought that older couple could stay and watch our items".  Wow, it took me for a loop as I don't consider myself or my husband as "an older couple".  Basically, they just wanted us to sit there and babysit their wedding venue items while they get married!  I don't know what is wrong with people today.  I really think their minds only think in the present; instant gratification, in the now with no idea of the past or present.  I told this story to my daughter and she said a similar thing happened to her this week with the sales clerk at Nordstrom.  And, my daughter is a young 37 year old woman!

Lilly is back to her old tricks.  She hunted down this gecko the other day and brought it right where I was sitting.  She basically likes to play with it; luckily, I think this one got away as I didn't find it later.

However, it lost it's tail and I was a bit surprised to see it wiggle for the next few minutes . . .

I was going to share some pictures of my latest completed knitting projects; two sweaters and a shawl.  I'll try to photograph them for next time.  The shawl yarn stained my new bamboo needles.  I contacted the yarn company and they are going to send me two free skeins of yarn.  Happy :)  However, I bought myself some new needles since I needed them for the project I'm working on now.

We'll be celebrating two birthdays in the next few days.  My little granddaughter is turning a big one year old and my little grandson is going to be seven.  It will be a joyous time to celebrate with them.

I'd love to hear how your summer is getting along.  Feel free to comment if you have the time.  Until next time,

My best wishes to you,



  1. Others view of my age sometimes surprises four year old grand Joy came in the other day and announced she was going to "Grandma sit" me! Hmmmmm... I am very impressed with the evidence of Lilly's hunting prowess! Wishing you happy days and looking forward to seeing your latest stitching, Pat. xx

  2. Hello Pat,
    never mind the others. I've never given my age any thought really. I'm 45 - so what? Do I feel like 45? What do 45ers feel like, how are they supposed to be feeling? Deep inside I'm a little girl and that's just the way I feel!
    Have a great time,

  3. I find more cars stop to let me cross the road on our village high street, I do chuckle, I'm not old, I might look like I'm getting there, but truly I still feel so very young. I feel age is your state of mind, your outlook and your sense of humour.

  4. My youngest was asked at the checkout of a sports clothing shop if he was enjoying his day out with granny (me). Having said that, when I was much younger I thought it was almost unimaginable to be as old as 20, 30, 40.... I don't feel old but I imagine to someone much younger I appear ancient, just like middle aged people looked ancient to me when I was younger. It is all about perspective! Have a lovely week. x

  5. Most days I don't feel my age nor look it. But it has reached the point where people offer me a seat on the tube in London and I take it.

  6. I knew I was considered 'older' when young men started calling me 'maam', LOL! It does come as a shock.....I heard the best quote the other day - "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?" It varies by the day......haha! xx K

  7. How rude to just assume you would watch their items!!! Disrespectful of your time!
    I hope you enjoy the birthday parties and your 2 skeins of yarn! I cannot wait to see pictures of your projects.


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