Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A birthday and a painting
Yesterday was my birthday and 38 was the new number. At various times in the last year I have worried about getting older and all that entails, but this year I've determined that instead of getting down about my new age I will embrace it and be happy that I am getting older! After all, the alternative is much, much worse than a few new wrinkles or a sagging anything.
Also, I'm realizing there are some benefits to getting older. Recently, I went in for my annual eye exam with some complaints of everything being blurry while I was wearing my contacts (I've worn contacts for the past 15 years). I was assuming that my eyesight had taken a turn for the worse, but after the exam the Dr. gave me news of an eyesight miracle- my vision is now almost perfect! Apparently, as you get older a muscle in your eye can start to relax and your vision can actually improve! How unbelievable is that?
The children gave me a new painting for my birthday. I LOVE it! Grace drew the frog and Harris drew "me." I've already hung it up on the green wall and it looks perfect.