Friday, June 14, 2013

Today I am 47

It's my birthday today.

I usually don't even give much thought to it as we don't do BIG birthday celebrations around here.   But here are a few things I've noticed about being 47 in no particular order.

  1. I have to use tweezers more often...and not on my eyebrows. I don't like that.
  2. I am best-friends with my grown kids. I like that.
  3. Getting up out of a hard chair leaves me hunched over because I can't straighten my back. I don't like that.
  4. I'm still 9 years younger than my husband. I like that.
  5. I try to diet and eat healthy but losing weight just isn't as easy as it used to be. I don't like that.
  6. I can still run. A little. I like that.
  7. I forget things, not major things, but details.  I don't like that.
  8. I am a grandmother now. I like that.
  9. My mom is getting older and is showing her age. I don't like that.
  10. When I get a new electronic gadget, I give it to my 15 yo or 22 yo to figure out for me. I actually like that.
  11. I can still sit in the floor and get back up on my own. I like that.
  12. My hair is thinning and graying.  I don't like that.
  13. My kids are old enough to go to the store for me.  I like that. 
  14. I wear bifocals now.  I don't like that.
  15. I still feel young and creative.  I like that.
  16. When I'm friends with someone and I find out they were born in the 80's.  I don't like that.
  17. I've been married to one man for almost 27 years.  I like that.
  18. I can say that something was "30 years ago" and I wasn't a child.  I don't like that.
  19. I actually want kitchen appliances as gifts now.  I like that.
  20. I fall asleep watching TV.  I don't like that.
  21. I wake up early now. I like that.
Basically 47 is alright. 




2 comments:

Eileen Miller said...

Happy Birthday!!! Wait til you turn 50. (just kidding) I've been married about as long as you have been married...congratulations!

Leigha said...

:) Love you!