What’s the best part of growing older?
While there are times when I wish I could go back to my twenties and relive that age all over again, most of that is predicated on the fact that I would like to relive those times knowing what I know now. But that would kind of defeat the purpose now wouldn’t it?
I will admit, I am enjoying growing older. Its interesting because so many times I still feel like the same person I was when I was 18 or 25 or even 30, but at the exact same time I feel like a totally different person. Inevitable given the experience factor.
I think that would be the answer to my question. Experience. That is the best part of growing older. We don’t all have the same experiences as each other, but we all experience all sorts of things as we go through life. Having that experience makes me useful to others, just as others who have had experiences have been useful to me.
Experiences, when used in a good, healthy way, can help you teach people, can help influence people, can help provide perspective, can make you relatable and can help others to know they are not alone. I enjoy all of those things! So yeah, growing older is pretty cool if you ask me.
In other news…I’ve been a hat making fool!! My hands hurt.
Even though I didn’t do super hot at answering a question every day in November like I wanted to, I got close so I’m calling it a win. I actually liked answering the questions and felt a little challenged by it so I’m gonna keep it up for December. But first…some highlights from our Thanksgiving week.
Kaylee came to town for the week so we decided to take off to Death Valley to go camping. It was a great idea but then I caught a vicious cold like the day before we were supposed to go. So that ended up being a huge bummer. Mostly for me, not really for anyone else.
I felt awful so I didn’t bring my camera because I figured I would be to miserable to actually care about taking pics. Turns out I was right. So you get blurry iPhone pics as a recap.
Scottys Castle. It was my first time visiting this area and it was actually pretty cool.
It was a tid bit windy
Badwater…lowest elevation in US
On the table by where I slept. I just carried that Kleenex box with me everywhere I went. Didn’t have a good trash system so I just ended up stuffing all my used tissues into the empty water bottles so they wouldn’t be all over the place.
And in the car…I am pretty sure I filled up like 6 of those water bottles. Yikes. My nose was pretty raw.
After we got home on Wednesday, we had a good rest and then got to the business of Turkey. We went to see Catching Fire and then came home to fry up our bird. We sat outside with it because you are supposed to watch the fryer at all times.
Paul had one lap dog….
And I had the other! Then they heard a noise and sprinted off barking near the fryer so we almost had a heart attack and then locked them inside.
This pic about sums up our day!
Then on Sunday we put up our Christmas decorations.We spruced up the tree….
And the Tobes!