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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ten Things I LOVE About Getting Older

I'm not sure why the Ten Things on Tuesday list is so negative...but I refuse to go on and on about the bad stuff about getting older.

I've got a few good things, I'll mention tho' - and perhaps they'll be odds and ends you've heard me say before, but maybe it's here again because it bears repeating!!

1. The rules you live by tend to come back to haunt you, so make them good ones.
2. No one has all the answers. Remember when we thought we REALLY knew it all? Now, I know how much I don't know. It doesn't pay to be cocky!
3. Tomorrow is another day. And if we didn't get things right today, we can work on them again tomorrow.
4. By the same token, tomorrows are fewer than they used to be, so make the best and the most of your todays.
5. I might be someone's grandmother, but I'm still one sexy broad (even with a few extra pounds, a couple of extra wrinkles and a gray hair or 10). Whew!
6. You can't take it with you, but then again, you want to make sure you're not someone who's dependent on her children. So spend a little, and save more.
7. Give of yourself, and give of your funds. It will come back, in ways you can't even begin to imagine. Support causes worthy of your time and energy.
8. You're worth a treat now and again: Chocolate, tickets to a show, a nice glass of merlot (don't save calories, money, or face - it's not worth it! Said by someone on Weight Watchers).
9. The Girl Scouts got it right - Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other IS gold - if you have a strain in the relationship - fix it. Right off. (But go easy on those cookies)
10. Find a hobby you love and spend much time on it - it keeps your brain and fingers nimble, and keeps you out of too much trouble!

And on that note? This came today:

It's for Three Sisters by Cheryl Oberle and yes, I'm going to cast on very soon. This is my first sweater. I will need ALL my friends assistance - TIA!

The yarn is extra yummy...the color a bit darker than the photo on Knitpicks website, but a perfect shade for me. If you love Jo Sharp's Silkroad DK Tweed in Boheme you will love this yarn.

Oh...and did you notice anything else? Um...yes, the ticker is counting down - 1.6 pounds this week! And the PT is making a big difference in the way my back feels!


Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Wise words from a wise (and sexy) lady. And nice going on the weight loss!

We will be with you for this sweater - it is going to be great!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

A sweater! You've chosen a nice pattern. It will be fun. :D

2:33 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Good advice for one like me that has had a hard time with this aging thing.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good attitude, good progress, and great choice of sweater pattern. Life is good!

Ask, and I'll be glad to advise. That should be a fine knit.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Hooray! And congratulations :) Love the wise words, indeed. I figure it's worth enjoying the process of getting older, because it's certainly much better than the alternative. I love that yarn -- and I know that you're going to end up with a gorgeous sweater :)

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Congratulations! It'll really pay off, healthwise. And take fewer skeins for sweaters! Whoo! I can't wait to see your sweater.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

What a wonderful list Sallee. There ARE pluses to getting older, it's all about how we look at it.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

What a great list! Now that makes getting older feel better. and wiser! I am excited to hear that you are starting on a sweater... you did make a really good gauge swatch and check it twice, right? I am at your service if you need any help or encouragement.

10:12 PM  

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