Friday, April 07, 2006


I am approaching an age milestone... although I may try to run, father time is overtaking me and pulling me into the quicksand of middle age... (you know like on old sci-fi movies where the ooze sucks the flailing person in- never to return)

this is how i know the great change is occurring... despite the face that stares back at me in the mirror

1. I actually watched the town school committee meeting on the cable access channel
2. At 7:30 pm I strongly consider going to bed
3. I find myself considering putting more $ into our 401K and scrapping the plans for the new dining room rug. (retirement is still 35 yrs away!)
4. The card that comes out of my wallet the most is my library card.
5. I think about ways to add more whole grains to my diet.
6. Cleaning the basement is at the top of my sat. list
7. My knees crunch and i groan when i get up from the floor
8. I can't stay awake during movies.

Save Me!!!!


Gabriela said...

I hit that milestone almost two years ago. painful. But, I saw on a magazine cover a few months ago something like "40 is the new 30". So, you really have 10 more years until you are there! Have a good day.

ShelahBooksIt said...

Just remember, honey, I'll always be older than you! And your knees have crunched ever since I've known you, so that one can't count.

Rachelle said...

#7 totally applies to me. And I am 30 too, but only one child to show for that. How pathetic is that? I am asleep most night by no later than 10, usually by 9:30.

Nettie said...

I love the "despite the face that stares back at me in the mirror". Its when that part changes I am dreading (i.e. experiencing in denial).

Stacy said...

When you stop having fun - that is when you get old! Just keep laughing and loving life and it won't matter if you are 102!

Ramaja5 said...

I am not aging with coolness at all! I hate it because I still feel like I am in high school, but my body tells me other wise.

What is happening to my body and body functions?????!!!!!!!

lackrik said...

Are you sure that isn't MY list? lol

Except for the library card ( haven't been to a library in years ) and the cleaning the basement ( cause I don't have one )....the rest fits pretty dang well!

itybtyfrog said...

I am with you. I am always scared by the person looking back at me in the mirror. I just don't see how I can look so old and still have acne like a teenager. I think that Beauty Sleep thing must be real, because I haven't slept well for the last 5 years (since the beginning of my motherhood experience), and believe me I am in need of some serious rest....I think I will go to bed at 7:30p.m. tonight.

Lei said...

Yeah, but you have the energy and drive of a 25 yr. old, Les!

Zoe said...

Is that aging or just motherhood?! :)