Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Day 97

I had a birthday last week and since then I've been contemplating age in various ways. What do you see in this picture on the left? The young woman or the old woman? A shift of perspective can open a whole new world.

Speaking of whole new world ... a teenager said something to me the other day which made me think, 'Gosh Nona, you know you are getting old when ...' That started a whole investigation into endings which relate specifically to my life.

You know you are getting old when:
  • You've never seen a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes and you don't care.
  • You don't get the whole handbag craze thing.
  • Your partner is 13 years younger than you are and you aren't breaking any laws.
  • Your favourite music is considered old school.
  • You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
  • You notice an additional band of fat around your already thick waist that you could swear wasn't there before.
  • Your late night ends at 11pm.
  • You have more patience because you just don't care anymore.
  • You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
  • There's nothing left to learn the hard way.
Feel free to add some of your own.


  1. I've been contemplating age myself in the last few days. My mother was diagnosed diabetic about two years ago at age 67. My FIL has it too - and he's 80. So while I KNOW that you can have it at any age, I have always associated it in my own life with older people. Guess I'm one of "them" now.

    I wrote a post on the SayreSmiles blog about suddenly realizing that my dad was getting older yesterday.

    And an addition to your list? You are no longer surprised when long grey hairs pop up in unexpected places (mine is on my earlobe...).

  2. I used to think of myself as the young chick ... that was until I read your post ... hmm ... there are too many of those points relating to me ... I must be ooooold!! lol

  3. You know youre getting old when you realise that the new guy (17 yr old)at work that you have checked out and thought was a bit of alright, is only 6 years older than your own son..... and you are old enough to be his mother!!!

  4. Happy Birthday, sorry I missed your post, but I have been working 7 days a week and my internet access is limited!

    Bless you!


  5. Happy B-day Chick!

    I turn 42 in February! The word old is not in my vocab! 40 is the new 20 y'know! LOL!

    You are not getting older, you're gettin better!


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