Wednesday, April 15, 2009

10 signs you're getting older

This was prompted by Claudia posting the same thing today.

1. I took my mom to the bank, and heard Knights in White Satin. Not only can I remember when this song came out, I can remember when no self-respecting bank would play anything NEAR its style/genre.

2. I took a short nap the other day, and happened to look in the mirror right after I got up. The marks on my face weren't pillow creases, they were WRINKLES.

3. While getting up at 6 is still hard, staying up til 6 is impossible.

4. Mom's chin. Nuff said.

5. This is the first year i haven't gotten carded for buying beer at christmas time (i wear a santa hat that covers my grey).

6. Justin Timberlake? I have kids older than him. Sean Connery? now THERE'S a man!

7. I broke my finger when I was 14, and from then on, I had a weather finger (and yes, it's THAT finger. i like giving crazy aunt marge (the fill-in for mother nature) the finger). It would ache within 24 hours of an approaching storm/major weather change. Now? It never stops hurting, it just hurts MORE when those weather changes happen.

8. They're not hot flashes, they're power surges.

9. I can carry pencils around without using my hands.

10. More tolerance for teens. Yes, you're reading that right, i said MORE. was terribly impatient with the girls' and their friends. The boys? not so much.

And, just as an aside? I just turned 43 a couple of weeks back. At this age, my mother had a 5 year old, a 3 year old, and a 2 month old baby. How the HELL did she do it? And thinking of trying to deal with teens (and me and my baby brother were both incredibly strong-willed) from the age of 51 to 61? Unthinkable. she's 81 now, and i can only hope i'm half as tough as she is/was.


DataGoddess said...

You're only a few months younger than I am. When my mom was 43, she had a 25- and 23-year old. I still boggle at the concept.

I wish I had my mom's chin - I have her mom's chin!! I have apparently skipped a generation and am a stout German peasant. I follow Grandma all the way to the arthritic knees.

And, hey, I'm still having the time of my life. 40s are the best so far!

Kit said...

I love Moody Blues. *sigh*

Kathy said...

You say you're more tolerant, but I'm feeling that I'm getting numb to it so by the time my younger one hits her teens I'll just be a shadow of my former self! The teenager is killing me!

On the other hand, I think having young children in my 40's is keeping me younger.

One of my signs that I'm getting older is that sometimes I make noise when I get up, like grunting or some expression of pain. Who does that?

Ina said...

Sounds like the years are adding wisdom, as they should. Blessings!