Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Even Mary Poppins grows old

The plan is working!

My WIP is spilling out faster than my stiff little fingers can keep up.

Meanwhile, I thought you might enjoy this:

To commemorate her 69th birthday , Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall where she performed an updated version of 'My Favorite Things' from The Sound Of Music. (Original here.)

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,

I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.


Sharon J said...

Bloody heck. Most of those apply to me and I'm only 48!

Sue Guiney said...

Gotta' love it!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Love it - thank you. And I'm SO glad about the WIP!