- Parallel parking - I can do it now! First time, I swivel right into the spot without dinging the BMW or knocking down a pedestrian on the sidewalk. I am amazed. I have no idea why this is happening now. Maybe I have just lost the fear and I have no need to impress a date. Back in my youth I purposely took my driver's licence in January so that I wouldn't have to demonstrate the parallel parking thing due to snowbanks. Now I grab a street side spot without hesitation.
- I say "no" when I want to say it. For example, I love the school cake raffle. The parents make gorgeous cakes and send them in. I did it a couple of times and I know there was lots of swearing involved. Baking is not my forte. So, no, I love to help with lots of things but this isn't one that works for me.
- I say "yes" to more things, just because I want to, not to please anyone else. The past decade has been so devoted to making life wonderful for my family, that I have often felt my needs and wants slipping to the back of the line. There are times that I had no idea of who I was and what I wanted out of life. I am taking "me" back. I deserve it. When opportunities present themselves, I say yes so much more often. That feels pretty damn good.
- If I drive the car, I pick the music. As head chauffeur of this place, I have the joy of driving my kids all over the place. Out have gone boppy kids tunes to make way for my stuff. I am a much happier driver if I can sing along to something that doesn't make me want to whack a fuzzy muppet. Road trip anyone?
|One of the cakes I did NOT make|
Maybe the old dogs are actually just getting wiser, having watched too many cats in their happy self-centered worlds. Forget the new tricks, dude. Fetch the damn ball yourself, this sunbeam is really comfy!