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. 


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!