I am a woman of a certain age who is pre-Barbi, pre-vampire, pre-Iphone, Ipad, pre-electronic age, but using parts of it.
First, the superficialities: I miss the "second look," you women know what I mean. You are in a group of people, or waiting in a ticket line, or waiting for a bus, train, or plane. And. . . there is a nice looking man among the group and you make eye contact and his eyes sweep by you never to return.
I look at my older face in the mirror and think, hmm, eye lift, face lift? No, no, and no I think, even though a few of my friends have done these little adjustments and they do look good. Still ... I wonder.
My favorite everyday reading material is "The Wall Street Journal" especially the weekend editions. So many good articles, ideas, book reviews, great sports writing, etc. My husband and I share and sometimes read parts of the columns to each other over morning coffee. I know, I know it sounds rather old fashioned, but it is one of the pleasures of having more time.
I read all the time, especially mysteries set in foreign countries which for a few hours put me in another part of the world. I write this blog, but am not writing a book, so I cannot talk about the process as many of you do, but ... I am a "lover of words" and appreciate the time, effort and the "drops of blood on the forehead" that it takes to write a book.
I am a clipper -- I clip articles that I think might interest my friends and family and mail them. My dad did that and I am continuing the tradition.
International politics interest me which probably reflect my love of travel and hearing from people from other countries. I especially like seeing all those red dots from all over the world on the spinning globe on my blog which make me feel good to have made this small connection with them.
But the true loves of my life are my family. My wonderful husband whom I met at our 20th high school reunion (and who made it possible for me to return to college and get my degree), my two wonderful sons, a step-daughter and her husband, daughter-in-law and sister, and four grandsons. And my friends who put up with my quirks.
My writing goals are to improve my blog and my writing and to get more "techy." for example, I cannot figure out how to add the widgets/logos.
And, as you can tell if you have read this far. I am not hip, but I like to read the blogs of those of you who are.