Thursday, June 2, 2011

May the Fourth be with me......

In just two days time I will be celebrating another birthday. And over the past few weeks I have been thinking to myself "what does that mean? "After all, this year I am 59, yes that's right people, I am going to be  FIFTY-NINE!!! and all I keep thinking about is, "where the hell has all the time gone?? "

Okay, so I don't remember being born, and I mean who does, or a lot of my childhood. I certainly don't remember being flower girl at this wedding....






But, what I do remember the most is my teenage years, and the time spent being involved in athletics, I loved that time . It was an outlet for me to use up energy, and a coping mechanism for the hard time I got from other kids at high school.... That's me in the front taking the baton in a relay race... aged 15years.


Okay, so enough of childhood memories, what I have really been thinking about is how I feel about being one year closer to sixty. You see, I have been waiting and waiting for the sign........You know...the sign!!  That sign that I always thought I would get as I got older.

" What sign?" I hear you say. "" What is she talking about" you mutter to yourself.

Well, you see, I always thought that as I got older, as each year passed me by that I would have this "sign", that I would experience something, some sort of feeling that would tell me that I was old.

But guess what? Nothing has happened, there is No Sign . There is no one staring back at me in the mirror in the morning telling me that " today is the day to be old." There is no neon sign above my head, with a big arrow pointing at me and the words "old lady" flashing away in bright colours.

Instead, there is me.  Wife, mother, nana, 59 years young....  Bring on sixty I say.


9 comments:

ain't for city gals

I'm loving this post! Even though I do see lots of signs I look around and think to myself "Sheryl, you are doing pretty darn good"! I'm coming right behind you...I will be 58 soon...Happy Birthday to you!

Sarah

Ha ha-great attitude!

Melissa

Fantastic post man.
This year I'm gonna work on these sorts of feelings and take on your attitude.
I need to just get over it and embrace how awesome I am.
Have a great day and tell us all about it.
I'd love to come over to your 60th and party like it's 1999........

~T~

Happy birthday! Mine is in three days. I'm still waiting to feel like a grown-up. Though my kids would probably tell you that I snarl about their homework quite enough to qualify.

Kay L. Davies

Congratulations, Angela. You're lookin' good and you're certainly doin' good!
I don't remember my 59th birthday but I remember my 60th: we were on a 20-passenger yacht in the Galapagos Islands. That was the real beginning of our 'round the world travels.
Have a wonderful birthday! And yes, may the fourth be with you!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

HOOTIN' ANNI

Well....now, I must add my happy birthday wishes!!! And I will add how much I enjoyed the post. Yes, indeed....how time flies, and where the hell did it all go?!! If you're anything like me tho, you don't 'feel' the age as you [and I] are both still young at heart.

Sweet flower girl!!!


Thanks for stopping by to visit with me yesterday. As always, I enjoyed having your company.

Thursday's post:

Honky-tonking and Wildflowers

Evette Mendisabal

You do know why you feel so great don't you? Let me give you a heads-up, "Your only as old as the person you feel" Hehehe. THATS what happens when you marry a younger man ... you've lost a few years!!
LOVE you Ma!! Can't wait to talk to you this afternoon for our anual birthday song!!

lifeinredshoes

I agree, there is no sign!
My Grandma will be 104 this month, and while she's in poor health now, she did a whole lot of living.
I remember asking her when she turned 100 if she felt any different, No kid, she said, I still feel 55 :)
Happy Birthday Friend!

cathycan

So well said!
I feel the same as I ever was and still love the same things I always did. But with getting old, I love NEW things, too!
If only the body can keep up and the mind..keep!
Happy Belated Birthday!

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