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Three major events occurred for me last year (2010), all in the space of about 2 weeks. I turned 50. The following day I got married. Two weeks later, my oldest daughter became pregnant with her first child and my first grandchild.

Most middle-aged people will tell you that in their minds, they still feel 20 something. It's the same for me.

Wasn't it only yesterday that I was planning a night out with guys from the surf club? That gorgeous new perm. Flaired, cuffed denims and the red t-shirt with the off-the-shoulder frill. Corked platform wedgies. **sigh**

Suddenly I'm looking in the mirror and wondering how 30 years can flash by so damned quickly!

So here I am in cyberspace, sharing my genuine shock and horror with anyone who'll listen and maybe I'll even meet some other over 50s who find themselves in the same predicament!

Welcome to my dilemna!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Silly Truths

Truths for Mature Humans
  1. I think part of a best friends job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
  2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument, when you realise you are wrong.
  3. There is a great need for a sarcasm font.
  4. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
  5. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
  6. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
  7. Bad decisions make good stories.
  8. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work, when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
  9. I'm always slightly scared when I exit out of 'word' and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my 10 page technical report, that I swear I did not make any changes to.
  10. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means that I will never wash this - ever.
  11. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello?  Hello?  **** it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail.  What did you do after I didn't answer?  Drop the phone and run away??
  12. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day.  What a waste!
  13. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
  14. Sometimes I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger, and suddenly realise I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it!
  15. I would rather try to carry ten over-loaded plastic bags in each hand, than take two trips to bring my groceries in.
  16. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
  17. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a single word they said?
  18. Shirts get dirty.  Underpants get dirty.  Jeans?  Jeans never get dirty and you wear them forever.
  19. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch three consecutive times and still not know what the time is.
  20. Even under ideal conditions, people have trouble locating their keys or their mobile phone in their handbag or pinning the tail on the donkey, but you bet your butt that everyone can find and push the snooze button from three feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.
Adoring Husband and I are keen to get a photo of a bee in flight and have it's wings look completely still.  This is as close as I could get today.

I am a woman on a mission, so keep watching this space!

I completed three of my jewellery orders today.  Three bracelets and a pair of earrings.  I still have a necklace and two bracelets to make yet.  

It felt good to be productive in my craft area while Adoring Husband worked hard in the garden.

Truth is ... it has been a good day :o)

Nite all.


Anonymous said...

Dear Age, I really love these lists of yours -
and often giggle at them. If you find the answer to number 4 please put it on yr blog!

BTW Have I ever thanked you for sharing your
four beautiful children with us - I AM grateful.
xx grannymus

Age said...

I had an idea about the fitted sheets ... if you put them ALL on your bed at once (that way you don't have to fold them) and then every week, just peel the top one off to wash it!!

Sometimes, my brilliant mind astounds me!

Anonymous said...

I love it!!! Laughing loudly!! Papa wanted to
know what was funny and when I told him his
solution was 'oh you just roll them up in a ball'!

And then what I ask myself - go find a basketball hoop and score a goal??? xxgrannymus