11 June 2018

older than dirt

i had a landmark birthday this year. i celebrated the day - nay, the weekend! - with glee and wild abandon. i joked about my age, and embraced my newly grayed hair. but, now that the hoopla is over and reality sets in, i just don't know how this could have happened. i remember my mother and my grandmother at this age, and they were so old! just a few short years ago, i was a teenager, a young wife, a working mother. now here i am faced with home safety matters, downsizing, and end of life decisions. i'm too young for this to happen!

my dad used to quip about his age...i'm older than dirt...i don't buy any green bananas...i have suits older than you...and i've started to adopt them. so happy big, ole birthday to me! now where are my teeth and my housedress?


Udita Banerjee said...

HAppy Birthday - age is just a number!

Melanie said...

Naaaaa, it is only a number... and by all means, you aren't living by the assumed rules of that number! Celebrate and keep being the terrific you that you are! You could have knocked me over with a feather when we compared numbers last week! :)