I don't know why, but I just read recently that Tina Turner turned 70 years old back around Thanksgiving time. 70!!!! I must admit I've lost track of her in the past decade or so since her 'star' kind of faded after some hits but...even so...70?!?
I know, I know. It's been pretty quiet here lately. The main reason is because my high-speed internet connection has been 'iffy' at best. I don't know why but when we have a lot of east wind blasting at us out of the Columbia River Gorge my internet gets a case of the 'flickers'. On and off and off and on. Usually on thru the day. Usually off when I have my little windows of time where I can sit down and write. Last nite after dinner I sat down to write and....
So it goes.
I don't have a particularly close family as far as siblings and their extended families go. But I've made a recent connection with one of my nieces. We have never had much contact with each other, mainly because she grew up in California after my brother's divorce. But hopefully we can establish at least some kind of a personal connection here. I sent a message to her sister who recently joined Facebook as well but I've yet to hear from her. There isn't much action going on with her page so I don't think she's checked it and found my note to her. Divorce stinks, doesn't it?
Dear Hubby told me the other day a co-worker came up to him on the quiet when he found Dear Hubby off doing something by himself. This man has had all kinds of marital problems in the past year and over New Year's everything fell apart. He knows Dear Hubby and I have been married forever and he wanted to know how we've managed to have a happy marriage all these years. How do you describe a happy marriage?! Dear Hubby had to really put on his thinking cap on that one. He told Tyler it's mainly because, for 33 of our almost 36 years together, we've been Christians. For another, we allow each other to be our individual selves, too, besides being a couple. He said I never hassle him about anything, and I can say that's true about him, too. We rarely ever fight. At least, not major squabbles. We have our irritable moments with each other but that's just life. We don't 'demand' things of each other. Neither one of us rules the roost. We co-exist quite well, thank you.
Dear Hubby asked me yesterday, "If someone comes to you for advice and you give it and then you find out they didn't follow it, does that drive you crazy?" I thought about it for a moment. "No," I said. I expect it. Humans beings are such funny, fickle, weird, obstinate, clueless, strange beings. I never expect anything out of them except the unexpected. That way I'm never disappointed.
Well, it took forever for my internet to come on this morning and it's now time to head off into my day. Oh, how I hope it's a little less hectic! Cooper's been having urinary issues and needs...or thinks he needs...to go potty every 5 minutes. Sometimes, as soon as I have his diaper back on him, he wants to go again. My heart goes out to him because I know he's uncomfortable but I must've taken him potty 30 times the other day. Up down, up down. But I've been plagued with UTIs for the past couple of years...it's NOT fun. Hopefully the antibiotic will kick in soon and he'll be better. You might say a little prayer for him, bless his heart.