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Saturday, January 10, 2009

You Say It's Your Birthday.........


Getting old ain't for sissies.
Bette Davis

And that my dear is the truth! In my mind I'm the same person, more or less, that I have always been. Sometimes I am truly startled when I look in the mirror and see an aging person. What the hell happened here! 

You know, when the bloom is still on that rose, it never occurs that you will look like one of those old people. I surely would be different, age gracefully, causing one and all to utter "I never would have guessed her to be that old". Unfortunately, it went the other way! I look older than I am, so I want to know whose bright idea that is. I suppose I have something to do with it, as I very willingly fell into frumpdom, actually I embraced it with wide open arms!

Now there is an advantage to this. I have developed a somewhat 'off' character that I use when it suits me. The slightly odd old lady that can basically say and do what I want without repercussion. It helps when getting pulled over for traffic violations. What is worrisome for me is, I don't have to try too hard to be this character. It helps the image to have a scent surrounding your person that most people find odoriferous. Life in a barn, oh my.

So, I'm a year older, I wish I could say I'm wiser but somehow I doubt it. Just older. Beats the alternative, no doubt.

12 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Sandra!!!


    I hope you have a wonderful day!


    Your thoughts on growing older are refreshing and realistic and funny : )

    Your Friend,

    Ash

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  2. If I didn't laugh, I would surely cry!! Thank you for the wishes.

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  3. Happy Birthday!! I hope you get lots of cake - because lets face it, that is the best part of any birthday.
    Personally, I prefer to think of us as quirky - not old and cantankerous. Have a great day!

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  4. You haven't met me Britwife. I'm old and cantankerous! I've also become quite fat, so I really should pass on cake. Another aging issue. : (

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm making cupcakes right now - so we'll have to put a candle on one and have it for you!

    Beth

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  6. Thank you! Enjoy it as you think of me!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Definitely have cake. What's the point of being old & cantankerous if you can't have cake on your birthday?;) I've joined frumpdom too. It's easier than trying to look like mutton dressed as lamb & then bleating about it. And you have Gracie home too. lol.

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  8. Happy Birthday Sandra!

    I hope you have a great sunny day (looks like you will)!

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  9. Maybe I'll have ice cream! I had a little fun and made you an award. Please collect it. : )

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  10. I am enjoying it by doing as little as possible. : )

    I have to go out and move some horses around, though. Playing on a computer all day and I find it fun. Somethings wrong with me!

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  11. Happy Birthday! I had the momentous "60" last year and really was surprised how non-traumatic it was.

    May you have many happy returns of the day.

    Dianne

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  12. Thanks Dianne. I have had a lovely day of little work. That's a good day in my book!

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I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.