Sunday, August 15, 2010

So... I aged today....

Yes, the calendar rolled over - I aged today. But you know after all that I have gone through this summer, it is ok by me - 43 is just alright with me :0)

So here is an update... went out driving yesterday - TWICE, just me and my pick up truck. Now I didn't venture out onto the highway - LOL but things went well and had no issues, I think the highway and I are gonna be just fine. The main thing I had to do is to get my right hand mirror in the right spot. I do have to look to the right more than I use too, or should I say should have done. And I even passed a man on a tractor with huge load of hay, and didn't rub tires with him! (I had to pass him, he was only going 10MPH) Distance judging didn't seem to be an issue at all. I feel pretty comfortable with what is real distance. Now first time I park in one of those straight, tight, very busy parking lots... I'll report back and let you know how me and "real distance" are doing.. LOL I probably will be getting lots of exercise in the near future... parking WAY out in the lots!

 So that is one big check mark on my list. YEA! And Wednesday is the big DR. day to get the ok to visit the ocularist - learning new things.... this is the person that makes the artificial eyes, from what I have read and heard from people they are more artist than anything.

So what are we doing today for my shhh "birthday"  - Hubby is taking me out for a day trip. Animals have to be fed remember, morning and night, so day trips is about all we can do. We are going antiquing, to a small town about 2 hours away - I have always wanted to take a trip there, and well.. we always get sidetracked and never make it there. And ... there is a stamping store there too.. wink wink so I am sure I will venture in and see what I can find there too wink wink!! 

Well - sorry to post and not show off something, a card, a project, a furry child. For some reason it just didn't feel right to not post today.

Thanks so much for reading my rambling...
HUGS and-

31 comments:

Yvonne said...

43 is a very nice age Michelle(mine also!). Congrats! Hope you had a wonderful day on your day trip. Good to read that the driving went ok. Exciting day for you on wednesday, good luck!! Big hug, Yvonne

Shana said...

Well you definatly deserve the day to do something fun. guess you could be crazy and get your husband to let you drive, hehee, my husband would have to be blind and def to let me drive him anywhere and i have 4 eyes!!! have fun.

Jo said...

Happy Birthday Michelle, Have a fab day antiquing and I wish I was 43 again!!!! Hugs Jo x

Kittie said...

I can imagine that it is a little tricky getting used to driving again. I am so excited that you are not letting this setback keep you down. What an inspiration you are, Michelle. Happy Birthday and I hope you enjoy your day out with your husband. Hugs

Marie said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your day and just enjoy life!
Hugs from Sweden!
Marie

Jolita said...

Happy birthday Michelle!!!

Wow, your driving again, great. I think you are an amazing and strong woman.
Enjoy your daytrip and good luck wednesday.

Hugs,
Jolita

Jóna said...

Happy Birthday :o) Hope your day will be perfect and you find you some nice things to buy :o)
Hugs from the land far far north in the Atlantic ocean,
Jóna

Annie said...

Happy Birthday Michelle and have a fabulous day out with your hubby on the antique trail (with a little craft shop thrown in!). I'm looking forward to reading about your adventure soon. As to the driving, well I can never do the parallel parking or squeeze into a tight spot, but the exercise from the far side of the supermarket car park is good for me!
enjoy your day.
hugs, annie x

Sonja said...

Happy Birthday and all the best on your day. Wish you had a wonderful day on your day trip.

Shirl said...

Happy Birthday Michelle, and wishing you a wonderful day trip :)

So glad to hear that you did well with the driving!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Michelle~~Happiest of Birthdays!!
Have a wonderful day trip and can't wait to hear of what cool stamps you may have found~~treasures to US!!LOL
Congrats on the driving~~You will amaze yourself as my mom tells me cuz she has had one eye for 51 years now :)
Hugz

Cec said...

I am so glad you did a post with your wonderful update. You rock!!! Have a wonderful birthday and a super day out with your husband.
Hugs!
Cec

Chatterbox Chum said...

You are such a great inspiration - happy birthday (43 - mmmm - I can remember mine!) just keep going from strength to strength. Caroline

Diane.W. said...

Happy Birthday & well done on the driving!!! :o)x

LorraineB said...

You did great driving. Hope you enjoy your birthday. 43 - you're still a puppy - lol. I remember being 43. L o n g time ago.

Linda aka backroads girl said...

Well, I am 20 years older than you! Happy Birthday, dear friend. And congratulations on your driving! Have fun today, find lots of fun things... stamps, antiques, etc. Hug your animals for me.

Hugs, Linda

Carol Dee said...

Happy Happy Birthday Michelle. Enjoy your day. Would love to know what treasures you find at the antique place and stamp store. Treat yourself. You deserve it. Birthday wishes and a big birthday hug....

Lorraine A said...

Happy Birthday Michelle :-) I am sure you will have a lovely day,, a stamp shop !!! bliss !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Kirsten Alicia said...

A very, VERY happy birthday to you Michelle, ask your hubbie to give you a hug from me. Congrats on the driving, you really are awesome. Have a wonderful day.

Piali said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michelle!!
Glad you're feeling little better!
Take care.
Hugs~

nicky said...

So Happy Birthday to you, happy Birthday to you.............träller!

Hugs nicky

dawnmarieg said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!! Have a wonderful day. I was 40 last week. Great people born in August y'know.xx

Caroljenks said...

Michelle I'm so glad your little drive went well - you did make me chuckle with the "rubbing tyres" bit!

I hope you've had a wonderful day and did a little bit of 'birthday retail therapy' whilst you were near the stamp shop ;)

Carol x

sharyn davis said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!
Imagine going out solo....holy cow, what progress you are making. I will wait to see what the doc says, so be sure to tell us, ok?
hugs,
sharyn davis

Nancy said...

I remember 43 (20 years ago) and it was a good year. You are making progress with driving and that is a fabulous birthday present, and the day trips sound wonderful too. Happy Birthday!

Lacey Stephens said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you enjoy your birthday and trip!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com

Melissa said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday today!

Randi WS said...

Happy Birthday!! ;)
So good to hear that you are doing better :)

Best wishes, Randi WS

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Di said...

Hi Michelle
oh i am so glad you are driving, thinag have gone ok for you! really chuffed for you. I had a friend at uni and she only had one eye (we where studying eyes!!) and her final disertation was why do we need binocular vision? she didnt seem to think we needed it.Also people who only use one eye due to Amblyopia (lazy eye) all cope remarkably well, the brain adapts brilliantly. As i think i have said before you will not be able to see those irritating 3D movies (is that a good or bad thing?LOL!!)I hope your visit with the ocularist goes well, they will photo your other eye and copy it. You should check it out, seeing as you love art.
Best of luck hun! thinking of you! AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Hugs Di xxxx

dj1952 said...

Michelle, I'm so happy to hear that you are better. It really does help to keep a positive attitude when going through difficult times. It sounds as if you have great family support. I look forward to hearing how you progress over the next few months.

Sincerely, Debra (dj1952)

P.S. I'm originally from Texas myself. I sure could go for some Texas style BBQ. LOL!