This week I will have another birthday, nothing helps you to reevaluate your previous year then a milestone on the calendar. I knew my birthday was approaching because for the last six months I have been receiving unsolicited email about: buying a burial plot, death insurance, plastic surgery plans and wrinkle removers. Wow, I didn’t think I was that old and thanks for the reminder! Lol.
Last week I thought I would give myself a new look. Although my hair is blonde the top and side are getting white now. I thought I would get a color at the drug store and make it all one color. Wrong! I didn’t leave the color on as long as they suggested, however when all was said and done I had dark blue hair. So for the last few weeks, I thought I would just go with the flow and try to act like it was a perfectly normal color me. You know just rock the look! However my beautiful granddaughter brought me back down to earth, when she suggested I add hot pink of red hairpieces. I think not!
I am 50 + and loving it and my mind has not left me yet, thank goodness. I read a quote the other day that said,” I would rather be a vivacious, confident, and a young at heart 70 year old, then an old 40 year old.
I thought it was a funny quote until I started remembering when I was 40. Do you remember your 40’s? I was the ranch gopher, cook, mother of 3 teenager daughters, rancher’s wife, hostess, tour guide, chauffeur, and entertainment committee all in one. I never seemed to have enough sleep. My theme song during those days was the Garth Brooks, song, “I’m too young to feel this dam old.” Do you feel like that?
I am sure God must have a sense of humor, looking down on me. With all the wild, crazy misadventure of life, I’ve made it so far. He gave me the privilege of raising our three wonderful daughters. Then He gave me the courage to let them fly the nest, and become the special women that God planned for them to be. It is hard to believe there were times when I wished everyone would hurry and grow up. Have you ever felt like that?
I have news for you; the best is yet to come!
I recently read a bumper sticker that said,
“Grandchildren are so much fun, I wish I had them first”
Have a great week!
Thank you for dropping by and sharing your time with me. Do you ever feel to tired and weary you forget to enjoy life? I would love to hear from you.
Love your humour. Have a happy birthday.
Dear Jeanne, Thank you for the Birthday wishes, and friendship. What would I do with your warm chats and lunches. Love you!
Thanks Karan! Happy Birthday! Great article and you are far from old. Keep them coming – I enjoy reading your work.
Thank you for the Birthday wishes and kind comments, you are such an encouragement to me. Have a great day!