Happy New Year! I went to bed at about a quarter to midnight last night. I figured hearing the fireworks would let me know when the new year started. I was thinking as I went to sleep that at 45 I really don't relate to the number of years going by anymore. It just seems a silly and arbitrary way to measure a life. I'd rather focus on the number of days. It seems to me that focusing on the number of days we're here would keep you more in the moment and enjoying what you have right now. Today I'm 16,744 days old.
Or, it's just a crock and I don't want to have to say "I'm 46".
We spent the day de-christmasfying the house. The place looks so bare now. Our friend Kathy came over to help and hang out and get her Bear fix. A perfect way to spend a grey soggy northwest day.
I'm feeling pretty special today because the lovely Trace was good enough to choose my name to be one of the recipient of Real Live Lesbians 'Pay It Forward' . RLL was a paid forward by Scarlet and now it's come to me.
I went back to Scarlet's benefactor to find a bit of it's origin. “the exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and pay it forward in their own way.” The idea is to "send something fun, inspiring or uplifting" to three bloggers. "The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were given or found. No biggie, just a gift that will make the person smile. Maybe something unique from where you live? There are no cost restraints, but don't go crazy!" I think it's a great idea. Coming up with the next packages will be almost as much fun as getting fun mail from RLL. Go check out the video of Trace doing the picking. She kinda snuck me in there in the end.
RLL's package came yesterday. Here, look-see what she was sweet enough to send on to me.
I love it. Planting an Amaryllis bulb on New Years seems like a great way to mark the day. After that I'll be running around the house with my bubble blowing scrubber brush. Maybe, if Jay's lucky I'll take my clothes off.
This next part is almost more fun then getting stuff. So leave a comment (even if you never do) and Bear will pick three names for me to pay it forward to. Come on you know you wanna.