Monday, August 08, 2005

Today Is My Birthday

Today is my birthday; so another year has come and gone. My better half just called from work and asked if I felt any different. No not really.

But birthdays are a day of reflection, I suppose. I look back over the last year and see what I have managed to accomplish, where I have fallen short and where I have failed altogether. Luckily, the accomplishments outnumber the failures.

There's something weird about getting older. Most days my body feels older than I am, but my mind still feels like it's twenty. Although I am ever thankful for the things I know today, that I didn't know then.

Every year, I promise myself I'm going to learn something new in the following year. In past years, I've learned to knit, crochet, read Greek and many other things that have sparked my curiosity.

This year, I think I'll attempt to learn to play the dulcimer. While the Ozarks are beautiful, there are days when I truly miss the Smokey Mountains and the music I heard as a child. So, I think I'll try to bring a bit of mountain music into our home.

Who knows, someday I may have grandchildren to play for. But in all honesty, I hope that doesn't happen any time soon. Although my children are adults now, I'm way too young to be a grandma.