decisions · life

Thursday, thoughts…

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing,
is giving up on being perfect
and beginning the work of
becoming yourself.”
Anna Quindlen”

When I celebrated my 50th birthday, I decided I was done with trying to be what or who others thought I was or should be. I was going to be who I am, the real me. Maybe some people wouldn’t like the real me. That would be their problem, not mine.

For the most part, I have been successful, though there have been some interesting side trips and roadblocks on the journey. Some friendships were lost, others made better, and new friends were found. Some old interests became less interesting, and new ones developed.

My 50th birthday was some time ago. Since then, there are times I wonder what I am doing, but I have kept the promise to myself. The ups and downs come and go. As time moves on, there are more ups than downs. It’s a good life being me.

Imperfectly perfect as I am.

cats · challenge · life

Wednesday, woe…

Teddy had to go to the vet. He has lost 4 pounds and had diarrhea for a couple of days. So, off to the Vet, we went. Usually, he is not happy to be there but he puts up with it. But this time he hissed and growled and showed his claws.

The Vet did her thing which took about an hour with the checking and testing. $600 later I was told he has an inflamed bowel and given some medicine in a syringe to give him every 12 hours. In the past, he has been fine when he had to take medicine but I guess his old age has made him a bit of a crank. It is a challenge to get the medicine in him rather than on him.

He does seem to be feeling better and the diarrhea is gone. But we have a few more days of doses to go. Wish me luck!

Sometimes being a cat mama is difficult!

attitude · life · whatever!

Thursday, thoughts…

It’s weird
being the same age
as old people.
(I don’t know who said this but I agree.)

I have been officially old for some time
But I don’t think of myself as old
I think I am in my prime
But now behold
Another birthday bell did chime
How many times won’t be told!

bloganuary · life · whatever!

1/15/22 Bloganuary

What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?

I think we all need to learn to love one another. I am not saying we need to be outwardly demonstrative or vocal in expressing our love to others, but accept people where they are.  No one is perfect. Everyone has problems.

We live in a judgmental world. Sometimes the judgments are harsh and needless. Often these judgments are made without thought to circumstance and have no value. Yes, some people do wrong and hurt others. We need to understand the why’s of their actions and help them understand why their actions are unacceptable.

It isn’t always easy to love one another.
But love is always worth the effort.

Image by sabine geringer from Pixabay 

bloganuary · life · whatever!

1/14/22 Bloganuary 

Write about a challenge you faced and overcame.

I have had only one true challenge in my life that I faced and overcame. I will not write about it because it was very difficult and I prefer to keep it private.
So, no challenge post.

But here is a picture of the beautiful sunset last night.

Cat Image by Andrey_and_Lesya from Pixabay 
Sunset Image by Patricia