I took a small vacation from my blog titled Midlife Cabernet. OK, it was for three years, but who’s counting?
So much has happened during the past three years: I moved (for the fifth time in six years) into a wonderful home I bought on a short sale which helped ease the pain of losing a fortune on a needless McMansion in Two Rivers. My daughter had a delightful baby girl, born with Down syndrome, who has added pure joy and honest love into our lives. I met a man who is so fun and wonderful that I married him on a Greek island. My son married a splendid young woman, and I inherited two new granddaughters. I moved my mother into an assisted living facility and we all survived her broken bones and ambulance trips to the hospital. My publishing company, Mill Park Publishing, published four books: Daily Erotica, The Backyard Chicken Fight, Mother Knows Best, and Little White Dress. Mill Park Publishing also created and hosted three successful “Write by the River” events at the cabin in Garden Valley. And, I passed a milestone birthday that still has me quivering with astonishment: How in the hell did I get to be this old?
So, yes, I’ve been busy. And, just think about the vats of wine that were consumed during all those events! I’m starting this blog again – because I can. I hope to update the blog often and will focus on all the exciting fun that comes with being too old to care about silly things, such as if my socks match or if I’ve paid the electric bill. I hope you can join me on this joyful journey to Supreme After Sixty Status (SASS). (I get SO irritated at young people who refer to those over age 55 as “elderly.” We are, punks, aged to perfection!)
Wine of the Day: Menopause Merlot by Bitner Vineyards was released in 2008. I only have a few bottles left, so I’m bribing Bitner to do another release. We’ll see how that goes.