Monday, April 29, 2013

How Did I Get To Here

Good afternoon and I am so happy to see you. This is a beautiful Monday afternoon, much improved from Saturday and Sunday. I don't mind rainy days now and again because you can recharge. That is what I have done this weekend and I feel great.
Did you get your coffee? It is Kona today. We gotta keep a variety and make us all happy. Sorry there is nothing sweet, yes I ate it all!!!!
Do you ever stop and look around at where you are today, and think How Did I Get Here??? I don't mean exactly where you are, but in life. Today I have been contemplating that question. I mean, I should still be young and simple.(I tell Olivia she is in the young and simple phase of her life, and she tells me I am in the old and wise phase)lol Usually I don't think about age, I say it is just a number. So what triggered this today? Well I had lunch with three of my high school friends. We were part of a group of seven and we did the high school things together. Slumber parties, Jr-Sr banquets, ball games, social club, you know the things. We had lunch together today and we all agree, we don't feel we are as old as we are. How did we get here?
They still look the same to me. Do I to them? Of course not.(I didn't have grey hair in high school)lol Patsy and Kathleen on the left both had their drivers license and drove us every where. We were laughing about that today. There was never a thought given that if they had an accident, anyone would sue. I know parents worry,and rightly so, about that today. Anyway we had a wonderful lunch and conversation. They have no idea how happy it makes me that we have reconnected. The joy of it is we are all transformed back to those happy care free years in the late 50's. As Alice says, The Class of 57 Had its Dreams.
Another thing that makes me think, How Did I Get To Here, is my children are getting Yes they are and I don't know when it happened. I guess I was too busy living life to realize it. I do know I love them being where they are and being not only my babies but my friends as well. It is a God thing that I love my  in-laws and they love me. I am blessed.
I want to share a few of my favorite things today.
They aren't things, but they are two of my favorites.
I like the make do on this.
A firkin full of cotton. So simple.
Redware with fall decorations.
My Mother's yellow ware bowls. She used them.
My door box with one single stem.
My entertainment center made by the worlds best son in law.
These are a few of my favorite things. I don't know how I got here, but I am so glad you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: I am missing some of our blogging buddies. Are you? Some are MIA
PSS:My friend Cindy Cox has had hand surgery. Hope you are on the mend Cindy. We need a good Just kiddin'
PSSS: I am going to post some pictures from Dodd and Renda's soon. They have bought some beautiful "new" antiques.


  1. I ask myself that queston all the time. My husbandd just laughs at me...You are so vibrant and youthful and you look great too. I cannot imagine what I will be like in the future. The Bible says time is like a fleeting vapor...and it sure is.. Continue to enjoy life and live it to the fullest..that is just who you are. Yes, I have been much work and not enough time.. I am so exhausted at the end of the day that I drag myself to bed. I hope to post pics soon. Still trying to sell home in London...two house payments this month...need to sell soon. Pray for us. Blessings!

  2. I can so relate, since I was also a class of '57, LOL. Never would have guess I would grow up and live with a bunch of sheep and goats.

  3. Hi sweetie
    I often think the same thing. One day I was 20 then poof overnight 42!
    Say what?!
    How did that happen.
    I seriously feel like I should still be in my teen years. And if you ask some they may say I still behave like I am at times.
    I feel the same as I did in HS.
    The same holds true for me and seeing my HS friends, to me, they look the same.
    The same reflecting thoughts have went through my mind lately. Especially after the news I shared with you in my email last week.
    But to be honest, I like who I am now. I don't know how exactly I got here, I don't know where the years went, but I wouldn't change a thing.
    I Ike me and even though life is stressful right now, I love my life. There were many of times in my younger years I couldn't say that.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful post.
    I always love stopping by to visit with you.

  4. I think time stopped for me at 25 so its hard for me to realize I'm 53. Time goes by soooo fast. Love your favorite things.


  5. I was Class of '67, and a group of us went for lunch yesterday and were (sort of) lamenting the passage of time thinking back to when we were all young, unmarried motorcycle chicks ...all paired with the guys we actually married. LOL! Now we have have 2 TOO young widows among us, and that alone makes it seem like we are a bit older and perhaps wiser than our years. I know it makes me wise enough to thank God every day not only for the 'old days' but for every one since as well! ♥

  6. I ask this question to myself all
    of the time?!Life is what happens
    when you are making plans.Lately I
    have been trying to be thankful for
    all that I have and remind myself where
    life could have lead me.

  7. Such a sweet post..
    Lots of love and blessings for you xxx

  8. Good Morning Friend
    SO always enjoy coffee with you.
    I ask myself that question all the
    You and your girlfriends are beautiful.
    You are blessed.
    Woolie Blessings :)

  9. How blessed you are to be somewhere "good". I hope I get there... someday. :)

    Carmen and the Primcats

  10. I've been pondering the same thing lately, Betty, as I will be 50 this August! Not sure how that got here already, but I'm glad to be here regardless!

    What a fun lunch with your friends!

    And Molly and Andrew are SO cute!

    Love your yelloware bowls and that entertainment center (my mama might argue with you over the best son-in-law). :)


  11. hi betty....I know what you mean about your blog post {how did I get to here}.....time when I was young went so slow...and now at is just flying by...and my mom has always told me...the older you get the faster it goes.....I was just talking with my hubby about the next 20 years...GOD WILLING......what we want to do.....I feel like there is so much I want to still do...and I better get busy....your reminded me of that....thanks....enjoy your school friends....I think its great that you are still connected....

  12. Oh Betty, I think you gals only got out of HS last year!!! how fun that you all still get together. I really don't talk to anyone from my HS days. Always love coming through your back door. It's been awhile.. getting my sea legs back! OLM

  13. Oh, dear! I am here! Your post was so honest and thoughtful. I turned 39 on Monday, and I was thinking the same thing. I don't care about numbers, and I won't care when I turn 40, but it is amazing when you think, woah! Where did the time go? I don't feel different. Okay aches and pains, but who I am, me inside doesn't feel different. I was reminiscing with some high school friends on Facebook the other day. I still see them as they were in 7th grade. Yes, they have children, they are also pushing 40, have established careers, and other things that adults have, but they aren't adults. They just can't be.

    Love the coffee! And the thinking chat. You are loved and appreciated! Thank you for being my friend!

  14. I bet you had a great time with your friends. It's a lot of fun to talk about old times. I can't believe I've been out of school for 31 years.

  15. Hi Betty! So far behind again...sigh. You are so fortunate to be able to get together with your friends. I rarely see any of my classmates, but have reconnected with some on Facebook and am happy about that. I think YOUR favorite things would be MY favorite things too...if they were mine! Especially those two sweetie pies on the bed! :)---Jan

  16. One of the MIA bloggers checking in. :o Don't quite know what happened....perhaps a time warp of sorts where all those years I wasn't feeling caught up with me in one fell swoop or something. Dunno. But I missed coming through your back door.... Sounds like you have been busy, blessed, and challenged all at the same time. I know how difficult the house issue has been for you...and I continue to pray for you...even though you may not here from me here....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  17. Betty, when I come to my "old and wise" stage, I hope to have become just like you. Really, you are a lovely person. I am happy you got to reconnect with some wonderful friends. It sounds like so much fun to reminise and laugh and have fun over dinner. I don't think people in these younger generations value friendships much or trying to stay in touch. Have a wonderful week. -Steph-


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