Bittersweet: Webster’s Dictionary (Adjective) Sweet and then bitter or bitter and then sweet. Pleasant but painful.
Childhood memories, what are mine?
Snack Pack chocolate pudding (in a metal can)
Play-Doh, coloring books, and the largest box of Crayola Crayons (with a built-in sharpener)
My light brown hampster. Accidentally killing my light brown hampster
Hot french fries from Dairy Queen, dipped (cooled) in an icy Coke
Riding my tricycle in the rain and singing
Roller skates that fit over my shoes and learning to skate (on a badly cracked sidewalk)
Halloween and parties my mom threw for my friends from school ~ I was a gypsy
Kibby, my outdoor cat
Eating warm figs from the fig tree in our back yard
Swinging high on my swingset while Daddy mowed the yard nearby
Slip n Slide
Barbie car, camper, airplane, house . . .
Chrissy doll with growing (and shrinking) ponytail
Hating to read – then loving to read
Hating P.E (still do)
Lying on the green grass in summer and looking up at the blue sky – what were my thoughts back then? Did I know how to worry yet? I think not. I lived in the moment, as children do, waiting for the next big grasshopper to jump by and steal my attention.
The different stages of life are amazing.
I am very melancholy. I don’t like that about myself, but there it is. I see that the best parts of my life are over (in my opinion), so it’s difficult to NOT look back and feel mournful.
But, onward and upward, right? I’ll take this road, this sidewalk, however narrow or wide. I’ll hit a few bumps, perhaps lose my way, sometimes hit a wall. Still, I continue forward.