10 Things About Getting Older

In honor of my birthday and my all the lovely  friends and readers who have put in more than a few “miles on the odometer”:


  • First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
  • Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
  • Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know “why” I look this way.  I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.
  • Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
  • Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
  • Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
  • Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
  • Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
  • Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
  • Tenth ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you are old.

(This was sent to me in an email-author unknown)

Birthday gifts laid out on the coffee table. You'll have to wait until the next blog post to find out what's inside!


2 thoughts on “10 Things About Getting Older

  1. Loved the Getting older thoughts, even tho some words hit to close to home.. ha.
    Your coffee table is evidence that you are thought of and loved, how sweet is that..
    My daughter in law, celebrates her Birthday week, and each day she celebrates in one way or another, it could be dinner out, or lunch with a friend , just any little fun thing and she has so much fun, doing all sorts of ways to pamper her self in her birthday week.. at first it seemed rather silly and indulgent, but as the week continued, you started waiting to see what she chose to do each new day, and it grew to have a much larger meaning after a bit, and now I can see how great it is, to have a birthday week, it was 7 days to celebrate life and happiness in an ordinary day, each day filled with love and friendship, or just having fun with her family. Now I will be having a Happy Birthday week when mine rolls around again, so I hope your birthday week is filled with love and happiness and all the good things in life to celebrate… Rosie

    • Rosie-

      Rosie- I have a friend, (an art glass bead designer), whose family does almost the same thing as your DIL. Only in my friend’s family, it is not the birthday person who arranges the week of pampering, it is her/his family. Gifts trickle in all week. The birthday person is taken out for meals etc. A whole week of pampering. What a luxury. I will try to see this upcoming week with “birthday eyes” and we’ll see what I discover! Thank you for your lovely, thoughtful comment!

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