Saturday, October 16, 2010

When did I get this old?

Most of the time my age doesn’t bother me. I usually forget, to be honest. I know how old I am but I don’t feel like what I thought middle aged would feel like so it’s easy to forget. Just the other day I was reminded of my age and forced to say it out loud, “ I will be 47 in a few months.” WTH??



Oh damn that sounds old, old, old. I know it’s not, but come on, do you have any idea how close that is to 50? I’m starting to freak out a little bit. Since I’ve said that out loud it seems like my body is realizing it is no longer 25 and now it wants to fall apart. Stuff is starting to hurt. I went to watch the boys play football and sitting on those bleachers just about killed me, my back hurt so bad! My back never hurts.

Now when I stand up after sitting for a while, I’m all creaky and hunched over. When did this happen? And to top it all off, I’m becoming a hypochondriac. I thought people were born like that but I’m starting to realize it happens as you get older and your body starts doing things you have no control over.


Clay helped me move a couch, I thought I had an aneurysm. Later I was driving and got a pain in my eye, I thought maybe I was having a stroke. And my damn bunion was hurting. At this rate I'll be bedridden within a week.

8 comments:

  1. now you know how bad your poor old old old momma feels

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  2. I know what you mean. The brain is bopping around like a teenager but the knees are working like a rusty gate. This is so unfair!

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  3. Oh my beautiful friend you are not old. You remind me of fine wine, you get better with age! Sure, 20 years ago our boobs were firmer and lips were a little fuller but we were not the confident, talented know what we want women we are today! Enjoy your age darlin, your better than ever!

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  4. I know what you mean - it's like it snuck up on us - because damn it all there is no way I'm as old as my birth certificate says I am. No, it's simply not possible.

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  5. Nah, you look to me like those people who age gracefully. 47 isn't that bad. Take care dear.

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  6. Makes me think of the movie, When Harry Met Sally, the part where she is crying over her past boyfriend getting married and she says, "And I'm going to be 40." and he says, "In 8 years." Or something like that. Age is just a number, it's all about how young you feel!!

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  7. I'll be 65 next year. Hard to imagine! But it's funny because I'm still not old. And the fact that my eyes are not as good as they once were makes me even happier! I look amazing! LOL!

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  8. Now, now. You stop that right this minute, young lady! If you start *thinking* you're old, you will *become* old.

    My rule of thumb is subtract 10 years from whatever your license says and live appropriately for that age.

    You think I'm kidding? Try it...it works!

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