Friday, June 8, 2012

Still here, just uninspired

Hi all. I'm here, lurking about in the shadows, reading blogs and trying to figure out what to write. I have writers block and my life is boring. Well, maybe not BORING, but I'm sure you people don't want to hear more about my work life. The eyes of my family and some of my non-birding friends tend to glaze over when I start talking about my prairie birds and the events going on in their feathered lives.  And there is some goings on in the avian community, but I won't bore you all with the details, at least, not yet anyway. I am actually holding my breath and waiting for something to happen with a pair of special birds in the prairie and once the summer is over, I'll write a big long entry over it, but until then, let's just say I'm waiting.

Had a physical Wednesday and I'm so not ready for hitting middle age. The doctor was discussing when I should have a baseline MAMMOGRAM done and steps I need to take for heart attack prevention (which is important, because there is premature coronary artery disease in my family. Apparently this is a real condition because my doctor mentioned it). And she asked me if I was having hot flashes. WHAT??? I'm not ready for that question!!! And NO, I'm not having hot flashes, thank you very much.

Drove down to Oklahoma and attended Nature Girl and Peregrinus' wedding in mid-May and last week went down to Texas to go to Texan Gurl's high school graduation. Texan Gurl is the daughter of my Soul Sista. Gosh, I remember when she was maybe 3 years old and what a little cutie pie she was growing up. Just one more thing to remind me I am approaching middle age.

So yeah, now that I'm sitting here typing this, growing older has been on my mind quite a bit the last few weeks and I just don't want to talk about it.  Maybe my preoccupation with growing older is giving me the writer's block.


  1. Look at it as storing up energy for your next snake-wrestling match.

  2. What is "middle age"? I mean what number is it, did I already pass it by? I am way past hot flashes and quite happy to be!I remember when I was in my 20's and thought people that were the age I am now were so old and that their lives were over. Now that I am approaching 60, 80 doesn't seem so old!

  3. Hillbilly Mom, hehe that's a good point, especially since those black rat snakes are so strong!

    Kathy, maybe middle-aged isn't the right word. I thought mid-40s was middle aged? I'm not quite close to it yet, but I see it on the horizon. Nooot quite ready for it yet