I have laughed with good girl friends over the last couple of days trying to decide whether or not I would want a relationship if a good man came along. Good question and I thought a lot about it. It would take a pretty strong character to break into my very "set in her ways" world. At my 30 year High School Reunion I completely freaked out one of the guys I graduated with in 1978 (if you are reading this ~ Hi Pat!) who couldn't fathom the fact that I have never been married and have no children. A fact that seems not un-natural to me, but was so outside his frame of reference as to be completely odd. But the fact is I have a good life - just different than what they taught us was the norm when we were little girls. And thankfully that norm has changed quite a bit in the last 30 years. I was able come up with 4 things that would be good reasons to have a guy around...
- I would love to have someone to help drive on long trips
- I would love to have someone who can do the heavy lifting (especially at the end of those long trips!)
- It would be great to have someone to fix the toilet or other things when they break
- It would be great to have someone to exercise the dogs when I am tired or sick
Hmmmm...I guess I will have to keep trying to think of good reasons...If anyone has any additional thoughts on this question they are welcome to post them here on my blog. :0)
I wasn't going to say anything about 2009 since the less said the better, but there are a couple of things. I am so grateful for my Dad's recovery from his heart attack and quadruple bypass at the end of September. He continues to grow stronger every day and I finally was able to visit with him today after missing Christmas. I would like to say a final good-bye to my Gracie girl - I miss her very much. A number of friends also lost their whippets in the last year - Shadow, Jarmir, Spot, Monkey, and Dylan. You are all loved and missed.
I would like to wish a Happy New Year to one and all. I hope your 2010 is full of love and passion. I intend to continue with my running and healthy eating and most especially positive thinking. This time next year I plan to be healthy, fit, and having the time of my life. I turn 50 in about 6 weeks and it is going to be fantastic!