“When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine, birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I'd been out 'til quarter to three, would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?”
When I was rockin’ this song out during my teen years I had no vision of actually BEING a 64 year old..But “Yesterday”,(another old Beatles number), I had my 64th birthday…Gosh, only one more year until I qualify for Medicare (we use to call it “Dreadicare” at the Dr.’s office I worked at.)..The way it looks, there is a very good possibility Medicare will be getting a complete overhaul soon. It probably will not even resemble the plan that is now out there…oh well.
My Ya Ya friends surprised me with some nifty gifts…I got a Purple Smoke Tree, and a peach colored Hibiscus plant…Dennis planted the Smoke Tree right by our deck and it looks just great there…and then we planted the Hibiscus right next to it…FABULOUS!
HEY!! Check out this great garden flag..Great for ME, that is…Thanks, YaYa Mary..you know me waaaay too well..
My birthday DAY was a beautiful sunny day..We went up to our aunt and uncles house, and I gave Uncle Jr. a haircut. Then we sat around and had a great visit…I couldn’t think of two more wonderful people to be with…
Monday evening we went to Taylor’s concert at her school. It was a combination of the talent singing group called “Midknight Special”..(the school mascot is a Knight)..and a jazz band concert. It never ceases to amaze me at the talented kids out there….We really enjoyed it..
They sang songs from the show “Hairspray”, and dressed up like the ‘50’s…The 8th grade girls did make up and hair…note Taylors attempted “french twist”..(OK, I KNOW I’m not the only one out there who remembers that ‘do)..Tay said that the girl who attempted it teased it up before twisting it…Ladies, remember teasing hair??? A.K.A. ratting and snarling up your hair so bad you were destined to wear that hairdo one full week before trying to brush it out?? And , being an OLD hairdresser, I know that the length of Taylor’s hair made it nearly impossible to get that stuff held up with some meager bobby pins..but they did try and I give them credit.
Above is the jazz band…I don’t remember an electric guitar in our high school jazz band, do you?? These kids were all really good, and McGyver and I were tapping our toes.
The highlight of my birthday DAY was going to Menards with Dennis…Since our old fountain fell apart last year, I have been wanting another one. I miss that sound of trickling , running water when sitting on our deck ..I need to get that sound back before I need Depends just to enjoy it…I decided I would like a “jar” fountain, and have been looking around at some..Well, McGyver is going to live up to his name yet again..He told me he is going to MAKE me a jar fountain…So, yesterday we stopped at Menards and came away with some pieces to make one…
Here is the huge terra cotta jar we got on sale…Original price $99, on sale for $49…
We also got some bricks, rocks, water spewer (hey, I don’t know what else to call it), a container for water…Heck , we just got a whole bunch of stuff!! We still might need a bigger pump than the one we got, but that is yet to be decided..OK, McGyver..DO YOUR MAGIC!!
This weekend we are going to Zionsville, IN to visit our youngest daughter and their family. We haven’t been there since last Fall, so I cannot wait…John has Dennis booked to help install a screen door out to their patio…Rest assured , photos will be involved…
“After a certain age, if you don't wake up aching somewhere, you may be dead.” ~ Maxine