Thursday, November 29, 2007


I know I am getting OLD.

1. I know I am getting old when I know I have done a post like this in the past and I can't remember what I said and I am too lazy to look through my posts to find it.

2. I know I am getting old when I find out on Thanksgiving day that my brother who is three years older than me and his wife who is 2 years older than me are now expecting their fifth grandchild. Yes! Number five! I mean I am thrilled but my brother being a grandfather five times???

3. I know I am getting old when my daughter is on the phone the day after Thanksgiving with her brother who is in France and she tells him the news about baby number 5. She then proceeds to tell him, he is NEXT! No, Kaley, do NOT tell him that. Yes, he may be the next cousin in line for procreation but I am in no rush....to....be....a.....grandmother!

4. I know I am getting old when it dawns on me than several of my men friends are quite a bit younger than me. Those who are in their late thirties or forties or nearing fifty are the ages of those boys I used to BABYSIT when I was in high school.

5. I know I am getting old when I love finding two socks that match in the clean laundry meaning I don't have to hobble downstairs or somewhere else in the house to find a pair of socks.

6. I know I am getting old when the men who seem to flirt with me at the grocery store or the post office are probably about 70. Which brings up Robert Redford. I used to have a big crush on him when I was about 25 and I was horrified to find out then that he was an ancient 40 years old. So now he must be about 70. At least, men still flirt with me---even if they do have canes and hearing aids.

7. I know I am getting old when little Caroline Kennedy turns 50 and is the cover girl on the AARP magazine. I mean---I can still picture her on that terrible day which is burned in my brain forever. And now she is 50!

8. I know I am getting old when I cannot seem to figure out Sudoku. My daughter can do those puzzles in just minutes and I can't even figure out where to begin. Yet, they say to prevent the brain from deteriorating when you are old, you should do Sudoku. Oh great! It is already too late for me.

9. I know I am getting old when our contractor suggests putting a handicap bar in our new shower. What? Do they come in oil-rubbed bronze, pray tell?

10. I know I am getting old when I cannot even think of something for number 10.

Oh well. I seriously don't feel old. Off I go to take my Apolo for his walk. Maybe I'll jog a little or walk a few extra blocks.

Update: Ha! As I was just about to head out the door I remembered number 10. I know I am getting old when I do not understand 95% of the commercials on TV except for the ones for ED, heartburn, and constipation.