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Thursday, 1 September 2011

How did I get to be forty?

Things on my mind that begin with letter F:

1. fairs: country, book
2. fairies: flower and forest
3. faith: I have yet to witness the one that can move a mountain
4. flowers: arrangements of lilies, orchids and roses in weddings
5. forests: the ones in Sintra, Portugal. I read they are magical
6. friends: I appreciate those I heard from in Facebook on August 30th
7. forty: crap! how did I get to be that?
8. food: I went restaurant-hopping during my birthday - hors d' oeuvre at Vie Ha Lung, main course at It's Happened to be a Coffee Shop (if there is a next time I will analyze that "Satanic Majesty" on their menu before ordering their mediocre lamb steak in red wine sauce), dessert at Sweet Secret, and cocktails at The Landmark
9.  farms: upon my word, farms! the charming places that they are.
10. fairy tales: I have never stopped believing in them. At least not yet. Or maybe I never will.
11. fig: there is a sacred fig near the spirit house at work. Next to it is a pond inhabited by a somersaulting fish, lotuses whose budding leaves look like fairy boots, and an exasperating frog that goes ko-kak before it even 'looks rain'
12. fast internet: may it never halt
13. freedom: what else beats that?

Megan and Janet host Thursday Thirteen

10 comments:

i beati said...

outstanding list !!

Caridad Pineiro said...

Nothing beats #13. Without it, what do we have. Thanks for sharing.

i beati said...

Thank you for your positive comments on mine- some were not so positive today ??

Alice Audrey said...

Forty is what happens when you're so busy living your forget to check the time.

Kerri said...

Great list! And happy birthday! Welcome to the 40's! Hope you have a great time!

I am Harriet said...

Forty? I'm getting wrinkles thinking about 50!

Have a great Thursday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/08/13-emails-i-dont-want-to-get-any-more/

colleen said...

Fun list. You can do it again when you're fifty!

Xakara said...

Am I the only one that can't wait to be forty? Hmm, probably. I've been known to be "different" that way. *grin*

Fairies, faith and freedom...wonderful choices!

Happy T13,

~Xakara
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Heather said...

Ah, man... Sorry I missed your birthday celebration last week (stupid crappy internet connection!) -- I hope you had a FANTASTIC celebration! Thanks foir visiting!

Hazel said...

@Heather, no problem, no worries, no wrinkles :) Thanks for visiting back and for the birthday greeting!