Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Good Birthday

View of Wiest Lake in Brawley, California from my campsite

This has been a very nice birthday even though I'm out here in the middle of nowhere by myself. My son called and we talked for a long time. He has become a very thoughtful guy at age almost-22. Another friend still in Coffeyville, KS called and we talked even longer. My friend Steven called and we talked for a little while. Many Facebook friends sent birthday wishes, as did friends from my Women's RV list.
This morning I wandered around the campground and the lake, taking pictures, then came back and used up my three apples making apple crisp. I decided tamale pie sounded good, so made that as well. Amazing the things you can do with a toaster oven and microwave.

I found a spot for all the paperback books borrowed from my mom for the Baja trip, then decided my small clothes closet and cupboards needed some work. So, hung everything up that I could, leaving lots of space in the cupboards. Cleaned out another small closet and organized it better. I use it for things like paper, note cards, dish towels, place mats, napkins, and just about everything else that doesn't have a spot. I'd eventually like to build some shelves in that one, but it will do for now. Then it was time to tackle the food/dish cupboards. And now they'll work so much better. Threw away four plastic grocery sacks worth of stuff. Read about half of Steinbeck's
Tortilla Flat since I'd never read that one. Moved stuff from a purse to the really nice wallet my mom gave me for my birthday. Got rid of the purse. Washed all the dishes I'd used in cooking. Worked on the computer for a while.

And tomorrow it will be time to get together with lots of friends in Yuma. This RV life is fun even though the year could have been a whole lot better. But, it's turned out pretty darned good even with all the crummy things that have happened.

And no, I don't feel my ancient age at all. :lol:


Yarntangler said...

n't! I told myself and Jim I needed to call you as soon as I got back to my forgotten phone last night. By then it was so late...

So let me be the first to wish you a very happy NEXT Birthday!!!

Love you and hope to see you again soon.

Old Newsie said...

Oh yeah, I forgot 2. Happy Birthday young un!e