A silly name for a blog post, huh?
I was making dinner tonight and pulled out our colander to drain some pasta. I noticed that our 10 year old colander (one of the old school, green ones) was looking really old.
It’s not the first time I have thought that recently. We have been married almost 10 years, we have been in our house for almost 10 years, our mattress is almost 10 years old, our carpet, and all our stuff – nearing 10 years.
We need a new mattress…I don’t even look forward to my own bed anymore because I am sore every morning from the mattress. Our living room carpet is NASTY! Between the dogs, the kids and the parties — it’s GOT to GO! (And we will NOT make the same mistake twice — no more carpet for us!).
For some reason, I am shocked that our things have only lasted 10 years (or less). It doesn’t seem like that much time has passed. ‘Things’ only last so long….and another recent reminder…people only last ‘so long’, too.
My recent, very unexpected, trip to Connecticut was a rude & sad awakening that things could change within seconds. People say it all the time, right?
Enjoy the time you have.
Don’t ever assume anything.
Be grateful for the family & friends in your life.
Don’t take people for granted.
One Saturday night, you might be celebrating a milestone birthday….
And then you might get a phone call on Sunday morning with news you NEVER expected…
I don’t even know what to say or write. I have been home for almost a week now, and I still feel so heartbroken.
Going back to our colander — I was also reminded that I, too, am getting old(er). I have SO many gray hairs these days. It seemed ok when it was just one or two, every now and then…but now I have ‘a lot’. I try not to let it bother me — but really, I don’t like it one bit.
I am sorry this isn’t one of my normal, feel-good, oh-so-happy posts. Sometimes a girl just has to say what’s on her mind.
We will replace our mattress (soon!), we will find new flooring that we like, and I am sure they still sell the 1970’s green colanders at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Unfortunately, people are not replaced. We are left with memories & photos of time spent together.
Sweet Cousin Warren – you will not be forgotten but you WILL be greatly missed. 💛