Wherein I search for a new path to follow before it's too late.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Did you know that when you approach 50 you get an invitation to join AARP? I'm intrigued by the discounts but saying I'm a member makes me sound so - OLD. But as a budget conscious consumer, how can I not join? Borders is having a special weekend for AARP members right now - 20% off when you flash your card. I am just getting used to the idea that I will be 50 and that it doesn't matter. Do I really want to show my AARP card to the handsome young man at the bookstore? Well, let me take that back. There are NO handsome young men working at the bookstore. The employees seem slightly unattractive, certainly off-beat. (And to think that I often consider a job at the bookstore.) I'm not particularly interested in AARP's political position, although, as a member, I suppose I should be. I listened to the former CEO interviewed on Diane Rehm and some of the callers were so adamant that they would not become members because of things AARP had done. Frankly, they had me at the discount. So, perhaps I can take pleasure in my secret card carrying status and only flaunt my membership when it truly matters - in the check-out line.
"There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give." Leo Buscaglia, author and professor
I teach knitting and crochet at Jessica Knits in Scottsdale, AZ. I knit a lot of the store samples and continually learn new techniques. I crochet blankets for Project Linus and host a PL Knit Night the first Thursday of the month at the store.
I love reading, watching movies, and being the mom of two high school boys. My husband works at home which allows us plenty of time to volunteer for the high school marching band in which our boys participate.