Sunday, September 02, 2012

Memory Lane

It was also a Sunday afternoon, and Sue and I had gone to a local pub/restaurant that had advertised a Celtic jam session. When we got there, however, they didn't know a thing about it. So we didn't stay but went for a walk in the park where we came upon the kids and Danica lying on a blanket. That's when I took this picture, which I am pleased to come across again five years later.

I was looking at some old photos recently and came across this one that I'm fairly sure I didn't post at the time.  Do you remember pictures like this when Danica was a baby? I sure posted  a lot of them. Believe it or not, I have become much more moderate about posting grandkid pics in my older age.
 
To be precise, I took this one exactly five years ago today. I know that because it was my birthday, (you see, despite my advancing years, I am able to remember that) which seems like a perfect segway into confessing that today is my birthday. The rumours are true, folks. I have finally achieved official senior citizen status. My first pension cheque will not arrive until next month, however, and I'm not sure how just that is. :)


Aging is an odd thing. Sometimes I feel like I'm 25 (well 45 anyway) and at other times I feel like I'm 85. At this precise moment, I feel somewhat youngish because I am sitting quietly and using my brain to post pictures and to type. As soon as I try to move, however, I will feel older. :)

Meanwhile, although you don't need much of a reminder after the spate of summer photos, here is the girl 5 years later. Not that it's terribly relevant to my birthday, but it somehow seems fitting to post it seeing how I began this post with a photo trip down memory lane.



10 comments:

Diana said...

Well let me be the first to wish you a very Happy Birthday!! I hope you are having a little celebration of some sort. Maybe it will include the cute little Danika!! Love Di ♥

Diana said...

Sorry, I meant Danica. I just woke up!! Love Di ♥

Lorna said...

Sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was a wonderful yet dignified one. 65 - I remember it well.

I don't remember that photo of Danica, but if you posted it, I must have written something about how smashing she looked. Although, now that I think about it, we were still calling her Smudge back then.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Happy Birthday wishes from Grenville and myself, John. And yes this was a wonderful post to announce your special day and no I don't recall seeing it before (probably because we've been blogging less time). Enjoy your celebration!

Ruth said...

It has been fun watching her grow up. And you haven't changed as much as she has. Happy significant birthday. (I hope I can retire before my big 6-5)

KGMom said...

Keep exercising that brain--that's what keeps you young. Though there's nothing wrong with dignified aging, is there?

RV Vagabonds said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Mara said...

Happy belated birthday! And you don't look like a pensioner at all to me!

Jinksy said...

Sorry I missed saying congratulations on the day, but Sunday was when my brother and sis-in-law arrived from New Zealand, so Blogging wasn't on the cards - nor was a birthday one for you!!! (card, that is, on your bloggy-mantelshelf!) However please consider this as a late one. :)

Hilary said...

Aww belated Happy Birthyday, AC. :) Your little sweetie is growing so quickly.