Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time Marches On

Today is my 54th Birthday.  Yep.  Where does the time go?

To quote the song, "Age ain't nothing but a number."  There is some truth to that.

Yet, every year I find myself thinking that the time goes too fast.  I didn't accomplish everything I wanted. Then I pause and remember that I did a lot.  I had a lot of fun.  There is no time for regrets, without wasting the time I've been given.

Here's the list of things I'd like to accomplish in the coming year.

A Baker's Dozen of Things to Do Before I Am 55:

1.  Take several trips
2.  Ride a couple of bike trails
3.  Run in a 5K race (3.1 miles)
4.  Rewrite our curriculum to incorporate the Core Standards
5.  Take a class or two
6.  Create a blog book of tornado memories and stories
7.  Learn to be a grandmother (tough job, I know!)
8.  Visit a new winery or two
9.  Continue working on and revising the Teaching Class Curriculum
10. Enjoy the new technology available
11.  Spend more time outside
12.  Do some needed house repairs and painting
13.  Catch up with family and friends

You might be noticing that some things make my list every year.  There are some things I just like a lot. 

How am I celebrating?  I'm taking cake to my classes today.  Yeah.  Feeding them sugar.  What the heck am I thinking?  And tonight, I'm headed to choir practice.

I know what you're thinking:  The fun never ends on Easy Street!


Anonymous said...

OLD people.....gotta LOVE them!!
HiPpO, bIrDiEs, TwO eWeS!
HiPpO, bIrDiEs, TwO eWeS!
HiPpO, bIrDiEs, dear CoUsIn!
HiPpO, bIrDiEs, TwO eWeS

Love you my CrAzY CoUsIn!!

FlowerLady said...

Happy 54th Mrs. E. Hope your day is a GREAT one filled with love and happiness.


Kim said...

Happiest of birthdays, Mrs. E! Hope your birthday blessings last all year long!

Puna said...

Happy birthday mrs. e! What a great way to celebrate. I hope your kids are extra good today. Off to see what else is happening at easy street!

2Thinks said...

How nice of you to bring cake to "them" on YOUR birthday :)!! They just don't know how good they have it. I see "learn to be a grandmother" is on the list. I like that one. :) My son gets married on May 27th. Wonder if I'll be able to join you in accomplishing that goal. (probably not this year, but...who knows!)

"If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good." Dr. Seuss.

Happy Birthday to You!!

Katie (Can't Get There) said...

Didn't do anyth.... YOU WENT SKIING!!!

Happy Birthday, my friend! I hope this is the happiest and the most magical yet. :)

A said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. E!!!! Love your list - seems like a nice balance of challenge and living without being too much!! Hope you had a fabulous day!!!

B. Meandering said...

Good list.
Happy Birthday!
How much cake are we talking about?!

Anonymous said...

I plan to help you accomplish at least a couple of the things on your list -
1. go on a trip this summer to the D.C. area, 11. spend time outside sightseeing, and
13. spend time with friends.
Barb and I are honored to help out!!