|Taken at Farmers' Market Saturday|
I love dahlias, even though when they appear, summer is almost over. Fortunately for me, autumn is my favorite season, because there are plenty of days in summertime when I am hampered by the heat. I've got friends who would turn on their home heat when the temperature turns is right for me. That would be right around 64°F (18°C). Often when I'm hiking along with friends, I'll be pulling off layers while others are still shivering.
Just a hot chick, that's me (that's a joke). When you get to be my age, nobody is categorizing me like that, unless it's a direct link to actual heat. That wasn't always true: back in the day I think I was pretty good looking. You know, though, that doesn't last all that long. While I am still vigorous enough "for my age," now that eighty is in the crosshairs, I need to find gratitude for the little things. And not so little, like my life partner, SG, who has been by my side for more than a quarter century now. How cool is that?
|SG and me, December 2017|
This picture was taken on my birthday, at my dear friend Hedi's home, a few years ago. Hedi died suddenly this year at the end of May, and I still miss her but will not forget what a good friend she was to me. It reminds me not ever to take a day of life for granted, and to remember to thank my lucky stars for each day I have with this guy.
I hope that you, dear friends of my heart, will not forget to add gratitude to your daily diet. It sure helps the medicine go down easier.
A good reminder to us all.ReplyDelete
Think that's the first time I've seen a picture of SG! Great pic of you both. And you are right, my friend who lost her husband several years ago, keeps reminding me to enjoy each day DH and I have together.ReplyDelete
That is a truly lovely photo (and like Rian) I don't think I have ever seen SG before.ReplyDelete
Thank you - and for the reminder.
SG is quite the dude! And I got the joke, you didn 't have to tell me! My own messed up body temp is all over the place.ReplyDelete
You know what? You could play a double for movie star Dee Wallace!! Love that photo of the two of you.ReplyDelete
And the flowers are gorgeous. Wait!!! Don't strip 'til I leave...okay, I'm outta here.
I like it hot and sunny over here, especially since I can easily turn on my air conditioner. I can't handle cold bathrooms. Nice pictures and great attitude!ReplyDelete
I think I've only seen one other photo of the Smart Guy, and that was when you two were wearing your bank robber I mean covid masks. Anyway, I like this pic of the two of you, DJan you still remind me of Amelia Earhart and SG as your rascal co-pilot :^)ReplyDelete
Well, "hot chick" it helps to keep thinking young!ReplyDelete
I am married to a really hot chick. As temperatures cools down, fans are still blowing 24/7.ReplyDelete
Love the photo of you and smart guy!ReplyDelete
Yep, I'd probably turn on the heat. Guess I am not a "hot chick":)ReplyDelete
Always great to see SM. Love the picture of the two of you.
Yes, we must all be grateful, especially for our friends and family.ReplyDelete
Great photo, Jan.ReplyDelete
I still have hot flashes, so hot chick applies for a few minutes every day anyway!
Enjoy every minute!
Thanks. I needed a gratitude reminder right now. I'll go give Tom a hug too.ReplyDelete
If you're a hot chick I'm a cool dude. I hate the cold, shivering at that 64 degrees.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry that Hedi died...my sympathy to you...we all need good friends. Gratitude...yes I am thankful for Far Guy even if he irritates me some times:)ReplyDelete
Dear DJan, you've said this so well. Thank you. Peace.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad we get to see your wonderful Smart Guy. You make a beautiful couple DJan. I'm really happy you have such a loving life partner to share your life with.ReplyDelete