But i have come to a serious decision. AND not by mere whim or fancy. Nosirreebob!!!! This decision has been well thought out. Some purposeful ponderment went into it.
Next year i'm going to be 64 again!!!!!!! Why you ask???? Well, 'cause this has been such a fun birthday... Nothing fancy or expensive or outlandish. Well, maybe going out for sushi for lunch, but we do it occasionally.
It all began with a huge onslaught of cards from the "Card Fairies". You remember them don't ya????? AND they were a day early too.... so many cards appeared the 14th. Now not being French, we don't celebrate Bastille Day, so cards showing up on the 14th was highly suspicious.
Seriously though, it was a really nice Birthday. Lots of cards in the mail, and from the Card Fairies. Lots of well wishes from friends in Blogerville. And some great gifts spread throughout the day that I didn't expect.
The silver thing in the middle is a bell for my bike. You remember our bikes don't ya?? How we replaced all the dry rotted tires (a little lack of use there) and i cleaned them up really really nice. AND we went out and bought helmets and got tools and pumps and gloves and stuff. One of the things i didn't get back then was a bell. You know one of those traditional ringy dingy's..... Well the Princess remembered and now i have one. I'm starting to run out of reasons not to go riding.....
You might not remember, and i don't know how that could be, but I like trains. Real trains. Big trains. AND i especially like watching them go by. Almost as much as i like riding them. Well the next bestest thing is watching them on TV. The Princess got me 6 new DVD's to watch, and all of them are of Steam trains. One of them is of my favorite Railroad, the Lackawanna. Maybe this is a good reason to get that 60 inch LCD TV i've been looking at...... Don't mention this to Beatrice though.... Mum's the word!!!!!!!
When we were out in Roanoke at the Transportation Museum we also went to the O. Winston Link Museum. He was an advertising photographer who got really into photographing trains as a hobby. Many were done at night with many synchronized flash bulbs going off at the same time. His work fascinated me and i am planning on going back again (and of course visiting all of our Blue Ridge Friends). Till then i was going to treat myself to his book, but never seemed to get around to ordering it. WELL.... the Princess rarely forgets an off hand comment like that. My last gift of the day was this
SO what's the Bobby Darien CD about?????? Since just about everyone reading this blog is in the same general age group you know who he is and have most likely heard him sing.
BUT did you know that he put out a CD of classic swing and big band era songs and he does them great. Again this was something i kept thinking (sometimes out loud) about ordering but not quite getting around to it. It will be getting added to our iTunes library tonight.
Yessireebob!!!!!! that's why i think 64 is a good birthday to redo for a few years.
BUT WAIT!!!!! THERE'S MORE!!!!!!! We will soon be heading to Rhode Island where Grand Daughter Elizabeth will be turning 2, and still doesn't understand the fine intricacies of how to uncurl a cinnamon bun and eat it properly. SOOOO Grand Son Bobby and i will attempt again to teach her how.... Any excuse for a cinnamon bun.
Time to make some Eggplant Parm. of the two eggplants i just picked. Good thing Beatrice made some sauce this morning...:-))))