When Did This Happen?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2008 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

I’ve engaged a 23-years-young vet tech to come over for the next week to give my Lily, my kitten, eye ointment because I can’t seem to accomplish this one little task. Okay, I’m a loser.

But more importantly, tonight, this cute woman and I started talking and she mentioned that her 52-year-old dad is free. Wow! In my head, I am only…30 at most? But I am old enough to be this woman’s mother and date her dad. WHAT?!

When did this happen?

Seems like I was dancing to the English Beat in a cow barn in Madison. Wisconsin with my roomie and her boyfriend only yesterday. But when I think about it, I was actually in meetings all day with a group of individuals younger than me, all of them, including the agency’s principals.

You are only as old as you feel.

Today, I am realizing that mid-life has entered hard and fast and I’ve not yet caught up.

What about you?


  1. 8-1-2008

    I’m still in denial.

  2. 8-1-2008

    I have young days and old days.

    So, about that dad….

  3. 8-1-2008

    Wendy – we’ll talk.
    Ericka – me too, evidently!

  4. 8-1-2008

    I turned FIFTY a couple weeks ago and was shocked by my emotional response. I saw my life pass before me like a movie, and then I realized I’m in the second half of Act II. Talk about bittersweet and sobering. Nonetheless, it is what it is, one look in the mirror tells me that, and it’s become very clear what Bonnie Raitt meant when she said “life is more precious when there’s less of it to waste.” So carpe diem!

  5. 8-1-2008

    Isn’t that the truth! I find more and more myself referring to anyone 27 and under as “you know that kid who…” But you know, I’ll take this time anytime! That’s one of the perks of mid-life, I guess, I’m free to (fill in the blank!). And that’s cool! Keep the good stuff coming!

  6. 8-6-2008

    I hear you sista! How in the HELL can I have such old kids when I feel like a big kid myself. . . .

    I guess age is a matter of the mind. . . if you don’t mind, it don’t matter

    ( and find out about that dad!)

  7. 8-6-2008

    Hey Sista Kim! Thanks for stopping by. Where have you been? Must be taking care of those “old” kids of yours’ eh? 😉

  8. 8-11-2008

    Get her dad’s number…

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