Sunday, July 11, 2010

On turning 50

The wildest thing just happened to me. I was just invite to join AARP. I'll be 50 on Thursday. I don't understand how this happened. I mean, I still feel 25, though God knows I don't fit into those clothes anymore (sigh). It just seems so odd to think that I am half a century old! LOL

I see photos of friends from high school and I secretly think to myself "what on earth happened there?" Knowing full well that they are probably thinking the same thing about me! I could dye my hair and drop the weight and maybe get a tuck or two done, but this old carcass would still have 50 years of wear and tear on it, so what's the point of that? I mean I'm not fooling anyone. I know too much to still be in my 20s. LOL

It's not so much that I mind my age, because I really don't. It's just WEIRD to think that I am 50 years old. It's hard to conceive of myself being 50. That's such a "grown up" age! Totally not me!

Supposedly this birthday ushers in the next phase of life. I don't know who's making these rules up because I still have 5 children at home! There's no plans for retirement. I've got too much work to do. So, maybe this isn't such a big deal. Nothing has really changed. Only now I guess I will start getting senior citizen's discounts at the movies and at restaurants. That would be o.k. I guess. But it seems sort of silly. Wednesday I'm middle aged and on Thursday I'm so decrepit I deserve pity discounts? I'm just sayin....

Ah, Well no worries. Happy Birthday to me and many more! LOL


Michelle said...

The years seem to pass us by so quickly don't they? Especially with FB being around and getting in touch with old high school friends I find myself reminiscing a lot about being 16 again and think "and how the heck did I get here so fast? 20 yrs later? really?" Well guess what? Kayla shares your birthday :) so it's a special day indeed!

Diane said...

Fifty is the greatest milestone birthday. Happy Birthday!!