Growing UP – CCC189

Normally, when I participate in Crispina’s CCC challenge, I find my matchy-matchy photo and write something witty or funny (I hope).  as I was thinking about what to write, I decided to go find some quotes to start me off and riff off of (say that fast, three times!).  However, not able to make up my mind, I have instead left you with two quotes and a song.  Sometimes, you just have to let go and not overthink things.

“Where’d the days go, when all we did was play? And the stress that we were under wasn’t stress at all just a run and a jump into a harmless fall”
― Paolo Nutini

“I still don’t know what it really means to grow up. However, if I happen to meet you, one day in the future, by then, I want to become someone you can be proud to know.”
― Makoto Shinkai, 5 Centimeters per Second

I love Paolo Nutini and once I found the quote, had to have me a listen and figured, why not? Maybe my peeps would enjoy this tune, too.

One Day

It’s not that we always went out of our way for Valentine’s Day.  Some years yes, some, not so much.  Last year just happened to be really special ~ the irony of life, I guess.  Who knew it was our last one?  At the time, Mick did not want me to post pictures or blog of what he had created for me as he wanted to keep it just between us.  I did share this post at the time, and not to disrespect his wishes, but needing to show what a wonderful year we had had, I did give more details.

Yesterday I was feeling a little melancholy.  I don’t think I was thinking of what today is per se but I was just missing him.  The house was empty as the boys were off doing their thing – which is a good thing! I had oodles of things to do but no energy to do them so I used the “I’m allowed” card.

Then Paolo Nutini song “One Day” came on the radio (love that scratchy voice of his) and it felt bittersweet.  Like the song.  It fit my mood.  I love this song.

So today is a day for love of all types (kinda what I said last year, eh?) so I am wishing you all a most wonderful day full of the kind of love you need/have/desire!  Whether it be self-love or amourous-love or friend-love.  Go out there and find it!  (Or stay in and enjoy it!)

Patti, my sweetheart of a friend, (don’t tell her I called her that!) wanted to ensure I did not find myself empty-handed on this day so she gave me this!


Tonight is our annual “Celebrate-Andre’s-Birthday-With-Shooters-Night” where I play with the boys and try to keep up (which I am pretty good at, if I say so myself!)  Mick was not the shooter-guy type, so the responsibility fell to me…  This was also the one time in the year where Mick was MY designated driver so, no worries folks, I’m also bringing my PJs and a toothbrush so that I don’t drive home!