Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me on Sept. 18

I have a difficult time believing that my daughters are now around  the same age I was in this picture, and that I'm now around the same age my mother was. Where did the last twenty years go? I often think that if I were offered a re-do I'd take it but then I remember the painful and challenging times and immediately let go of that thought; plus, maybe the future is more compelling.
      By now I think that everyone knows how much I love to alter photos; I do love a sketch effect.
   Yep, that's a perm; I hate fussing with my hair so a perm was the way to go. Now my hair is wavy so I still don't need to fuss with it.

In July a very dear online friend and I met in
person for the first time and on the first eventful
evening she took this photo of me. (Thanks Christina.)
Of course I had to manipulate it some. Anyway, during the day when she was in training sessions I wandered around my old stomping ground of Santa Ana and Laguna Beach. The highlight was spending an evening with Christina at the yearly Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach. The last time I'd been to the Sawdust Festival was over 30 years ago.
    
Stacy and I have been looking at photos of the furkids and this one especially amused us. They would often share the same cat bed or chair until one would edge the other one out of the space. I remember wondering when I took this photo if they'd had a spat, but they rarely had cat-fits. I wish I knew where Spencer thinks his sister is. He seems to just know and is okay about her passing; must be a lesson for us.



To quote Bryon Katie, here's to "living in harmony with the way things are," rather than believing that the best days have already happened. Let the Good Times Roll! And The Best is Yet to Come and you can quote me on that!

6 comments:

Penny said...

Have a Happy day Love Penny

queenopearls said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR GAAAAAIIILLLL
HAAAAPPPPYYYY BIRRRRTHHHHDAAAAAYYY TOOOOOO YOUUUUUUUUUUUU
AND MANY MOOOOORRRRE.
Mega love and hugs!!!!!!!!!

queenopearls said...

AND ......LOVE the photos. Beautiful job! The photo of you, your mom and your girls is fabulous. The fur kids photo is crazy cute.
Mega love and hugssss!!

Julie said...

Hope you've had a lovely day Gail. Love the photo treatments.

PAMO ART said...

I'm singing right along with Christina! Happy Birthday!!!
I too love the photos- thanks for sharing.
I hope you are having a fabulous day.

La Dolce Vita said...

Happy Birthday!! hope you are still celebrating and love that byron katie quote... xo