The full moon (Blue Moon) has been gorgeous that past two nights. It's in my view as I take Lady for her last excursion of the night. I usually stand there for a few minutes and just absorb the beauty. I grabbed a couple of pictures with my phone (not very good ones), but posted on FB any way.
Today is my 61st birthday and I'm amazed. There are days I feel a whole lot older and days when I still want to do all the things I did at 40 (but the body does not agree). Hopefully, over the next year I can get my body to feel at least 50...LOL! Thank you for all the cards and gifts I've received. It's wonderful to have friends and family in many parts of the world. My first birthday wish on FB came from Italy very early this morning (my time).
As most of you know, music has always been a big influence in my life and this past week I heard (really listened) to a song that truly spoke to me. Titled: "One Less Day (Dying Young) by Rob Thomas. I think he captures a lot in that song and the upbeat music keeps it from being morose. Do you have songs when you hear, you stop and let the memories envelop you? I know I do - some bring tears, some bring laughter, and some make me stop and think.
My overall week was good. Traveled more roads I have not been on in a very long time. So glad I am not in a hurry most days as the traffic..oh boy..I just focus on the music playing and where I am going. Got together with a few long time friends. Had a couple of great discussions. Celebrated another friend's retirement. Turned down another opportunity to grow my other business....I could be very busy with that business. Tried a couple new places to eat (at least for me). So all-in-all pretty good.
I finished (finally) reading a book this past week. MARROWS by Elizabeth Lesser. It's about two sisters and their journey through bone marrow transplant. I have to say it is about so much more than that. I laughed and cried along their journey. It's not a thick book, but I took a couple of weeks to finish as I found it so profound.
I love books and I can get lost completely in a story. I can be transported to another time, place, etc. I can also learn so much. There are very few times that I have finished a book and thought what a waste of time. There are only a handful of times that I put a book down because I could just not get into it. Yesterday, I put a book down about halfway through. I have had this book at the bottom of a pile for a very long time (years) and finally pulled it out - I guess I know why it was there all those years. Now I can donate it and let someone else read it. The book is: THE UNBEARABLE LIKENESS OF BEING by Milan Kundera. My edition is from 2009. I know it was also a movie at one time - never saw it. Not sure why I purchased it all those years ago, but I could have left it at the bottom of the pile. Have you had one of these experiences?
The daily and wacky holidays for the week...provides something lighthearted to think about:
19 Boy's Club Day
19 World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day
20 Be a Millionaire Day - now we all can go for that
20 Pick Strawberries Day
21 National Memo Day
21 National Waiters and Waitresses Day
21 Victoria Day(Canada) - Monday preceding the 25th
22 Buy a Musical Instrument Day
22 World Goth Day
23 Lucky Penny Day
24 Don't Fry Friday - Friday before Memorial Day
24 National Escargot Day
25 International Jazz Day - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
25 National Missing Children's Day
25 National Brown Bag It Day
25 National Towel Day - in the UK
25 National Wine Day
25 Tap Dance Day
A shout out to all those graduating college or high school...CONGRATULATIONS! Such a huge accomplishment. Your future is in your hands...so make it the best it can be.
I'm going to leave it here for today. No sense rambling on about nothing today. I hope you have a good week. Almost the unofficial start of summer! Take care. Chat soon. Marie
"Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale
"Life is a question and how we live it is our answer." - Gary Keller
"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." - Omar Khayyam