Monday, June 08, 2009

Waiting on the Hoveround

Today is my birthday. (That's me on another birthday, a very long time ago.)

Here I am, nicely middle-aged, still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

I am now 10 years younger than my mother was when she died.

Most likely I am more than halfway done. I seriously doubt I live to be 92 although I do have some longitivy in the family that makes this a possibility.

What would I like to do with the rest of my life? This seems a good day to try to answer this question.

1. Write a novel, sell it. Follow up with another, another, another.

2. Make my husband very happy.

3. Add on a sunroom.

4. Finish my masters degree at Hollins University.

5. Take a four week vacation to travel across the United States, from Virginia to California.

6. Attend the weddings of various nephews and my niece.

7. Become a great-great-aunt, several times over.

8. Research my family tree and turn it into a big book.

9. Join the Daughters of the American Revolution (I'm eligible, I just haven't ever figured out the paperwork).

10. Make a difference in somebody's life.


  1. Happy Birthday and many more filled with health and happiness!

  2. a very happy birthday to you. have a lovely evening.

    stay cool...the weather is sure not least for me:)

  3. Happy belated birthday! Just take the list one at a can do it!

  4. If you start researching your family history, you'll find out that you won't have time for anything else!! :-) I'm sure it would be fascinating, since your family has been in the same area for so many generations.

  5. Oh,I missed your birthday. Belated Happy Birthday! You were such a cute little girl!

  6. Happy Birthday! It's also my niece's birthday. And today is my daughter's birthday. And next week is mine. And there are others--my friends, my aunt, a horse... All Geminis.

    You were so cute!

  7. The start of a very good bucket list. Happy Birthday. You look pretty in red.

  8. I am so glad you were born! You are already making a difference in many people's lives.

    I have only one problem with your list.

    Why only 4 weeks to travel so far? Surely you would need at least 6?


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