Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I meant to write this post yesterday, but I was having trouble logging onto the internet, and lost my patience. So I am a day late.
I celebrated birthday number 39 yesterday! Birthdays are interesting as a person gets older. I know a lot of people worry about getting older, or have resentment about it. I don't feel that way. I am not in the least bit concerned about being 39, or even about turning forty next year. Maybe I will feel differently next year, but for now I am enjoying what age brings: the new confidence, the wisdom gained from life experience, and the memories of times past. It is good.
The day before I was born, my mom was up on a huge ladder, painting the exterior of the second story house they lived in. I like to think that's why I am a painter, because I got started when I was still in the womb! It was a hot July day when I came into this world. I had a heat rash all over my body until the end of the summer, and I cried a lot. The heat made me miserable! Isn't it amazing that now I don't mind the heat, and I am living in the desert? Crazy.
In other desert news, the cat's claw blooms are fading, and green seed pods have emerged. I took a couple of photos on the walk yesterday, so I could share them with you. I hope you all have a lovely summer day today.