I hate confounded technology!!!
Some sort of gremlin crawled into the computer at the library when I was saving the final draft of this journal entry and it was lost forever into the abyss of nothingness. **extremely angry, steam rising out of ears**
Curse that confounded CrinkleWinkle BAD luck!
I will have to start over and try to remember all the important things I mentioned. This was an important journal entry for me, as I accepted my mortality and found peace in myself with the choices I had made and the route my life had taken. Even those wrinkles, knocking at the back door became a trifle worry.
Being a mom who was about to embark on the status of ‘elder’, had some advantages. Perhaps it was because I had done it all before, perhaps because of this, I knew what to expect, or perhaps it was simply that I had the girls to help me. Things just seemed easier.
For one thing, I learned to multi-task. Hehe… look at me. **tsk tsk Morti, it’s only a cellphone conversation. STOP bragging**
Maxi really loved spending time in the garden. She would go out before dawn and just pull out those *flippin’ weeds*, hehe, in her pj’s. Of course this caused some ructions with the paperboy. However, Maxi did not seem to mind or care. She was at peace with herself in the garden, as one with nature.
We decided to throw caution to the wind and throw an enormous party. We prayed that the birthday bad luck would not make a guest appearance. I had a good feeling it would not, and low and behold.. for once, I was right.
Yes… you see right, we got a bath! YAY!!
I simply had to add this pic, as believe it or not, this was the FIRST TIME EVER 0_O, I had ordered pizza in Riverview. Of course, I had more than one slice *blush*
**Note to self: Workout scheduled for 5 a.m… yes you heard that right Morti… no groaning!**
Facing one’s mortality can be daunting, and in the beginning, I studied my face for hours in the mirror, trying to spot wrinkles or crease marks. Eventually I realised that aging was part of the grace of your experience in life, and I looked forward to it more openly.
Jefferson and I practice his walking skill, and he also seemed to have a keen interest in reading. I guess his father’s creativity was showing through.
Maxi was doing very well in school, and I looked forward to witnessing the road her career path would take.
Geraldine had become quite the painter and she even did portraits of myself and Maxi.
Jefferson was just so clever and it seemed that the sky was the limit for him.
I hoped that this good fortune would stay with the CrinkleWinkle’s for a while longer.