A couple of days ago, Motherpie remarked on the stillness that surrounds the ending of one year and the beginning of another and then extended that thought into a “still” list to mark the season when some people make resolutions (not me!), and many reflect upon what has recently gone by.
Anyone who has been around Time Goes By for awhile knows I don’t do memes. But this isn’t exactly a meme and it fits my mood. I’ve amended or skipped some of Motherpie’s categories – just because I can be ornery that way – and added one or two of my own. Where Motherpie’s list is personal, mine combines that with some blog and political “stills” and a bit of whimsy.
Still Loving: Ollie the cat
Still Not: joining social media sites
Still Glad: I live in the U.S., but not as much as in the past
Still Enjoying: blogging every day
Still Doing: mostly whatever I want after a lifetime of living on other people’s schedules
Still Proud: of recovering from my computer crash quite nicely, even while whining about it
Still Amazed: at the huge, warm response from so many of you when I quit blogging for several days
Still Hoping: Jean-Luc Picard will run for president
Still Enjoying: my little, red PT Cruiser (except when it snows)
Still Grateful: for all the wonderful blog friends I have
Still Wanting: to move to Portland, Oregon
Still Trying: to understand how the U.S. has gotten so far off track
Still Failing: to grasp the reasons for the popularity of ageism
Still Passionate: about studying and writing about aging
Still Dating: no one and not unhappy about it
Still Working: on getting Ollie the cat to sleep later (this is worth a rerun)
Still Reading: the 25 or 30 books in the unread pile
Still Worried: about the U.S. slide toward fascism
Still Wondering: if there will be a presidential candidate in 2008 I can vote for without holding my nose
Still Pleased: about the growing number of excellent elderblogs
And, at 5:30AM, it is STILL snowing with about five inches on the ground already. It began around midnight and the weather folks say it will continue until mid-afternoon. It is barely new years and this will be the fifth time I've dug out my little, red PT Cruiser from the [expletive deleted] snow. So:
Still Wishing: snowstorms were as much fun as when I lived in New York City and didn't own a car
Since this is not a real meme, I won't tag anyone, but do feel free to make your own "still list".
See you next year.
[At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Demijon reflects on the perennial disconnect about chores between husbands and wives in The Night Before - Two Nights Before.]