Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Ten Year Plan

Conversations with our Daughter Melissa concerning things in her life sometimes end up with the answer “That’s not in my ten year plan”, Cindy asks about the possibility of grandchildren from her and you know the answer already “That’s not in my ten year plan Mom” well Melissa is looking to get married in about a year so we will look again in ten to see if this plan may have changed. Melissa has good ideas that I may not agree with sometimes and a lot that I am extremely proud of. Suzicate at the Water Witch’s Daughter had a very interesting post Ten Years From Now that got me to thinking about Melissa and just what her ten year plan may be, so as a challenge I am going to attempt mine.

In Ten Years:

Cindy and I will still be retired and enjoying life, I hope to be traveling and finding things to see that I have not already seen, road trips are so much fun for me although I don’t drive near as far at a time as I used to, I have found you see more when you travel less so in ten years I plan for to be seeing a whole lot more than we do now. I keep hoping to buy a Trike to get out on and maybe in ten years I can talk Cindy into riding with me once again like we used to on my motorcycle, if not we will still travel regardless of the vehicle.

I will have a grandbaby pushing ten years old, and my plan here is to be enjoying all the time I can get with this one and any others who may come along, I see myself still mowing those three acres I joked about but with a little one sharing the tractor seat asking me questions and listening to my stories about life.

I will be closer to my ten-year plan than Melissa is because those kids she doesn’t have in her plan, will be some of the ones I will be spoiling.

Randy will still be kidding me about finding a nursing home for me without cable, well Randy if it comes down to this at least get me an internet connection because I plan to still be researching our family as it will be a whole lot larger then and hopefully I will have a few more readers on my blog because I do enjoy this.

Tim and Elisa will have a whole group of kids and will be shipping them a few at a time to us just so Papa and Granny can give them some of our words of wisdom.

All of our kids will be established in their careers and happy, they will all be communicating with us as most of them do now and for the ones that choose not to, I hope they are still happy with their decisions.

I will be able to eat anything I want because there will be treatment options for Diabetes that work so well I wont even have to check my blood sugars, kind of sounds like a cure doesn’t it, I seriously hope for a cure because in ten years there is no reason that any more children should be diagnosed with this condition.

I will be looking at my 60th birthday and I plan to not take it as hard as I see me going on about my upcoming 50th, I view life as a blessing and as you all know I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes thirty five years ago and I actually had a doctor say I had about twenty years of life to enjoy, I also have had several men in my family die at age forty two of heart disease, I have passed both the twenty year mark and the age forty two mark so I have beat the odds that I so feared in my head, Fifty scares me for some reason but in ten years I will long have forgotten that fear, I do plan to wake up on the right side of the grass. Thanks Suz I stole this phrase.

I will be pissed if I am on the wrong side of the grass and will be pushing up piles of dirt like the gophers do because I want to accomplish a whole lot more than pushing up piles of dirt, I don’t like getting pissed so I don’t plan on this option.

In ten years I look for our family to be a lot closer than we are now, there will be a lot of changes in this amount of time some major and some minor, all in all I plan on following Gods lead and to be faithful, I want to continue enjoying what I do because worrying about what may happen rather than enjoying what is happening will only make those years roll by before you realize they are there.

Life is Good and in ten years it will only be better.

10 comments:

  1. Oh man, there is so much in this post that I enjoyed reading, it's hard for me to pick one thing to share.

    Let me just say that I think you have the most wonderfully positive outlook on life. I know I haven't known you for very long, but I get a sense that you know where TRUE happiness lies.

    You said "Life is Good." And that's the key...the word IS. Right now. So many people are waiting for goodness; never noticing what is already good. Is life perfect? No. But, we can always find the good. So in a way, life IS perfect.

    "I plan on following Gods lead and to be faithful, I want to continue enjoying what I do because worrying about what may happen rather than enjoying what is happening will only make those years roll by before you realize they are there.".

    You're so right on!

    Thanks for sharing such an inspirational post, buddy!

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  2. "So many people are waiting for goodness; never noticing what is already good. Is life perfect? No. But, we can always find the good. So in a way, life IS perfect."

    Amen to that my Friend,
    The problem I see is some are always looking for something better when what they already have is already pretty close to perfect, I appreciate good things life offers but at the same time I see what I already have as being the good things.

    There is nothing wrong with looking for better things in life, but what you already have is the best if you allow it to be.

    Thank You Ron I appreciate you my Friend.

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  3. I love this post. However, unlike you I have worked hard this year to not make a ten year plan or even a year plan. I plan to take it one day at a time...with the way my life is now. But you have lived with this a whole lot longer than I so BRAVO to you. Of course for me, the best part of your ten year plan is the Diabetes cure. I sure would love that and I hope you are right..maybe there will be a day when we cha eat whatever we like!!!! as far as family....it is fun to think about where our children will be in ten years. I, like you, hope for closeness, health and happiness..in whatever way they choose to accomplish this. I hope you always have internet Jimmy...how else would we stay in contact and maintain our new and terrific friendship. Who would be there to inspire me??? So please stay connected in ten years and longer than that too!!!!

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  4. One day at a time works Susie, because as you know this is what you have to do to get a handle on what works best for controlling your diabetes, but remember to leave yourself open to look down the road because it wont be long that you will be making the long term plans and helping someone who is new to this condition.

    I pray for the cure everyday, yes I would like it for myself but I'd be equally happy if I knew no one else would ever be diagnosed with it, especially children.

    You have been a good friend Susie and I look forward to many more years of sharing information and bouncing thoughts and ideas amongst ourselves, ten years is just a starting point.

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  5. I'm laughing at the fact that you managed to put gophers (your good friends) in this post! And I do hope there is a cure for diabetes by then. Love your list!

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  6. I love your ten year plan. It seems very similar to what I would like mine to be. Except that I don't make plans. Not even for a year. It seems everytime I make one, the universe laughs and decides to mess it up. So I just go one day at a time and let the chaos reign!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting and following! I love finding new blogs that make me laugh or think. I will be a new regular at yours.

    ♥Spot

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  7. Ha Ha Yes SC I has to add the good ole gophers because as long as I am living here they will be in my plans I am afraid.

    Yes Diabetes in my opinion should be cured but that is a whole other post, I could give my opinion on that from now on.

    Thanks for the challenge to write this post I really enjoyed doing it.

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  8. "It seems everytime I make one, the universe laughs and decides to mess it up."

    One day at a time usually works better but it was a lot of fun looking down the road and thinking of the possibilities, I have heard the statement "If you want to make The Good Lord laugh, tell him what Your plans are" one day at a time makes it easier to go with the flow.

    I did enjoy your blog and will be a regular reader.

    Thank You for stopping by and don't be a stranger

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  9. That sounds like a great ten year plan to me Jimmy. Now about getting grandbabies.....

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  10. Thank You Trisha,

    Yea now for the Grandbabies, wont be long and we will be there :^)

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