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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Different Lives

My son returned to his home yesterday. It was wonderful having him here for the last two weeks. Since he lives on the other side of the country, I don't see him too often. It's good to have him here, he even does some of my projects around the house.

One of the best results of his visit is my lesson in life on the internet. This year, he showed me how to list the blogs that I follow. I had previously kept them in my "favorites", but now they are listed on the right hand side of the screen for all to see.

I've learned that I have very unusual interests. Many of the blogs are written by women who live and work on farms. I find their lives very interesting, sometimes I think I'd like to live on a farm, or on a ranch, or in the mountains, or in the far north. Then I look around and realize that I'm really a "city girl". I don't like driving in the snow, large animals like horses and cows intimidate me. At times I envy these women and their lives, but I really don't think I could handle it, but I do admire them. I guess, even though the grass is always greener on the other side, we naturally find our place in life. I'm sure they would find my quiet life difficult after a few days.

While I love the outdoors, I even tried life in the country, but I missed NYC and moved to the suburbs. It's close enough so I can get into NYC. If I could afford it, I'd live in Manhattan where you rarely see a tree or mountain and the occasional snow turns black in a day and the biggest animal you see is the occasional police horse or great dane dog.

Happy New Year!

3 comments:

manker said...

wow it's amazing.. one man's ceiling is another man's floor.... having done the big city stint (growing up there) and now in big sky country... truly "toto I am not in kansas anymore"... sounds like you've struck a good balance for you...

happy new year
gp

Anonymous said...

I CONFESS THAT I HAVEN'T KEPT UP WITH THE BLOG FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. WHEN I READ THAT YOU JUST HAD AN ANNIVERSARY, I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT MUCH TIME HAS FLOWN BY. CONGRATULATIONS !!!! YES, BY ALL MEANS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I ALSO READ THAT YOU'VE GOTTEN LOTS OF "BLING" FROM JOAN RIVERS. GOOD FOR YOU GIRL. SORRY YOUR SON HAD TO LEAVE. IT MAKES MOMMYS SAD, DOESN'T IT? I GET SAD TOO. IT'S OKAY THOUGH, I'M SURE BURNIE AND CRASH WILL FILL IN THE GAPS. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR MOM. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.
PF/SSS

The W.O.W. factor said...

And a big Hello to you! I saw you in my google traffic sources and thought I'd pop in to meet you!
I hate the fact that my kids live so far away, as it means less visits each year as their lives take on their own paths.
I was surprised to read this.
You know, when I set out last May blogging, I didn't know where to go first..so obviously I typed in "things" I knew about...cows, horses etc.
But with time...I've discovered so many other people with such different lives than mine and I thoroughly enjoy reading about theirs more than one's so similar to mine.
Call it escape? Maybe... I like to think I'm expanding my horizons, my intellect by learning new things, new places and different lifestyles. They say stimulating the mind and learning every day, keeps the brain healthy and young...I sure hope that's the case, because I hate this getting older stuff!
So you keep writing about your city life Ok?
Have a wonderful New Year!
Barb