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The Weekly Smile for the 1st of November, 2021 #weeklysmile

Hi all. It was a strange week. Very wet. But there were pluses. One, of course was yesterday. Yeah, some of you may know of October 31 as Halloween or even Samhain, but I have a different word for it – Birthday. That is right, my birthday is October 31.

I had a pretty mellow day. I did eat out on Saturday to celebrate. I also had some gifts on Sunday. Oh, and there were yummy birthday cookies. But the big thing was the weatehr – it had been a wet, cold week. OK, Thursday was OK and Friday was pretty nice (both days cool), but the rest of the week was very wet and cold. Saturday was awful. And Sunday was mostly sunny and warmish (65 F/18 C). I spent a lot of time outside. Fiyero wanted a very long walk in the woods. OK, a jog, and he jumped in a pond to cool off! I did my long mountain run. And there were more normal walks. I also finished rerecording the music I posted a week or so ago, so that was nice. I talked top friends and family. All of those birthday things :)

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Reminder – I Want Your Smiles #weeklysmile 43

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Remember as a kid when you looked forward to your own very special day, your birthday?  It was a day just for you.  You looked forward to that new, bigger number.  Bigger was better.  You got closer to being able to drive, to be independent.  To being an adult.  If we only knew! ;)

When we got older that number became something to dread, to fear.  We didn’t want that number to grow, we wanted it to shrink!  Every year older was one year closer to the grave!  I recently read about someone fearing the big Two-Oh.  I laughed, but remembered how I felt at various times in my twenties.  I did feel so old!  But then comes three-Oh and all of those other oh-ohs…. Continue reading