Middle age-------no not me!!!!!

  1. Middle age.........when I was a teenager it was anyone over twenty adult.....yeeeee!!!!!
    then in my twenties...it was well okay maybe after thirty...
    now at 12 going on 90(actually 40-41) it is just a # to the chronological years I have been on this rotating planet called earth
    I will never get old and I will never die!!!!!!!!!
    and I am going to laugh, love, and enjoy every minute i live on this earth..................

    so here is my take on middle age and getting older

    1) middle what.....speak up sonny, I couldn't hear you!!!
    2) middle age.....no way, yesterday I woke up and I was twenty
    3) middle age....takes a bit longer to wake up in the a.m. but
    4) middle age....better, wiser and more beautiful each year...

    and now that old cliche.......you are only as young or old as you feel!!!!!
    some days 12, some days 'bout 20, some days chronological, and some days 90, sitting on my porch in my rocking chair, contemplating life, and speaking to those younger than I telling them it will be all right

    thirty hit me harder than forty.....

    now I just live and don't fret so much about life, what others think of me, or all the what if's...........
    and when I do fret it is easier to kick self in a... and like duh...get over it.....it is just life kid.....

    just micro talking to micro and others regarding getting older and all else that goes with it :blushkiss :stone
  2. Poll: does getting older bother you

    • yes

      33.33% 15
    • no

      37.78% 17
    • don't remind me

      28.89% 13
    45 Votes
  3. 35 Comments

  4. by   kewlnurse
    this was emailed to me just yesterday, how appropriate:

    1970 vs 2000 - 30 years makes a difference

    1970: long hair.
    2000: longing for hair.

    1970: the perfect high.
    2000: the perfect high yield mutual fund.

    1970: keg.
    2000: ekg.

    1970: acid rock.
    2000: acid reflux.

    1970: moving to california because it's cool.
    2000: moving to california because it's warm.

    1970: growing pot.
    2000: growing pot belly.

    1970: watching john glenn's historic flight with your parents.
    2000: watching john glenn's historic flight with your children.

    1970: trying to look like marlon brando or elizabeth taylor.
    2000: trying not to look like marlon brando or elizabeth taylor.

    1970: popping pills, smoking joints.
    2000: popping joints, taking pills.

    1970: president struggles with fidel.
    2000: president struggles with fidelity.

    1970: the grateful dead.
    2000: dr. kervorkian.

    1970: getting out to a hip new joint.
    2000: getting a new hip joint.

    1970: rolling stones.
    2000: kidney stones.

    1970: being called into the principal's office.
    2000: calling the principal's office.

    1970: screw the system.
    2000: upgrade the system.

    1970: peace sign.
    2000: mercedes logo.

    1970: parents begging you to get your hair cut.
    2000: children begging you to get their heads shaved.

    1970: take acid.
    2000: take antacid
  5. by   LTC-LPN
    ...you make me giggle at your postings. I work in LTC, *someone* there is always older than I am. I look forward to "growing up". Next year my youngest will graduate from high school and I will be an empty nester. Sad, yes, but also exciting! That will be the start of my *middle age*, I think. Not yet 50, but over 40 (well over). A new life with the kids at college. Time to try new stuff.

    *almost* Middle aged,
    Jane Ann
  6. by   night owl
    Here's some middle aged wisdom:

    1. I started out with nothing and still have most of it.
    2. When did my wild oats turn into prunes and all bran?
    3. I finally got my head together and now my body is falling apart.
    4. Funny I don't remember being absent minded.
    5. All reports are in. Life is officially unfair.
    6. It's easier to get older than wiser.
    7. If all is not lost, then where is it?
    8. If at first you succeed, try not to look astonished.
    9. The first rule of holes: If you're in one, stop digging.
    10. I tried to get a life once, but they told me they were out of
    11. I went to school to become a wit, only got half way through.
    12. It was so different before everything changed.
    13. Some days you're the dog, other days you're the hydrant.
    14. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
    15. Kids in the back seat cause accidents. Accidents in the back
    seat cause kids!
    16. It's not the pace of life that concerns me, it's the sudden stop
    at the end.
    17. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been
    18. If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would have put them
    on my knees.
    19. Lead me not into temptation...I can find the way myself.
    20. A closed mouth gathers no feet.
    21. Health is the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
    22. It's not hard to meet expenses, they're everywhere.
    23. Jury: 12 people who determine which client has the better
    24. The only difference between a rut and a grave is it's depth.
    25. When you're finally holding all the cards, everyone else
    decides to play checkers.

  7. by   NurseDennie
    I have always had a weird relationship with numbers, and especially with birthday numbers.

    I stayed 29 for many years. MANY years. I have five younger sibs and they all got older than I was. They forgot to stop. Silly of them.

    It got so it was getting hard to say I was 29 with a straight face. For instance, my older kid was getting to be a teenager. I figured that out! I told people she was my husband's by his first wife. Completely factual!

    Ah, but then reality hit me in the head. You know what? I don't look that good for 29!!!! Matter of fact, it's pretty scary.

    So - decision time. So here's what I do now. I lie the OTHER direction about my age. I'm 48, but I say I'm 55. I probably ought to say I'm a bit older LOL. But I'd much rather have people thinking "Oh she looks pretty good for 55" than "Whoooo! Rough life, huh?"

    As a matter of fact, I'm just completely out of patience with the whole thing. I'm supposed to turn 49 next month, but what's the use in that? I'm going straight to 50.

    Next year, I'll decide if I'm going to do 50 again, or go on and do 51 early, too.

    Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. - D.N. Adams


  8. by   prmenrs
    You are what you are. Consider the alternative.
  9. by   live4today
    "i've learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper. the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes."-- andy rooney :chuckle

    "age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone."-- jim fiebig

    "at every age, we live our life story in a different way." -- george e. vaillant

    "old age aint no place for sissies." -- bette davis

    "inside of every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened." -- corey harvey armstrong

    "i refuse to think of them as chin hairs, so i think of them as stray eyebrows." -- janette barber :chuckle
  10. by   PJRNC2
    As my 50th year loomed ahead I warned my daughter NOT to do anything stupid like the black, morose party scene....so for my 49th, she had a surprise "TO THE HILL" party that was quite festive!!! Since scripture speaks of three score and ten-70- I contend that one is not over the hill until 71 PS now at 53 I qualify for AARP and today received 20% off for senior citizen day at our dept. store downtown.
  11. by   mattsmom81
    I can't wait for 55--think of all the discounts I'll get...and qualify for low rent housing in some REALLY nice aged complexes around my parts...hehehe.

    Ain't none of us gettin' any younger
  12. by   Agnus
    I finially realized that I needed to grow up and stop tempting the police to pull me over when I could no longer flirt my way out of a ticket. The first time this happened I wondered what was wrong with the police officer. Was he dead? He didn't seem phased at all by my darling smile and fluttering lashes. It always worked before???!!! After the second time I figured it out. It wasn't the officer, it was me. I'm not young and cute anymore. So I guess I better drive right.

    The next time they start calling me cute I'll be in a nursing home.
  13. by   Lux
    It all stopped bothering me when I realized that I didn't have to act my age! (I think I look younger in the mirror now too...) :roll
  14. by   mother/babyRN
    I can realte to the police officer thing...Sadly....It WAS fun while it lasted...And, it did take awhile to get accustomed to people calling me mam....My only real issue with aging ( and I will be 45 in a couple of months..) is that something might happen to me while my kids, ages 19,4,3 and 19 months ( the little ones anyway), and won't remember me....I don't mind losing anything except my mind........
  15. by   micro
    aging is pretty cool, unless cause I am old 'nough to know better but young enough to try anyway.........hehehehehe

    actually, a police officer let me off just the other night.....and I had the hammer down.......he saw I was a nurse and said, hey don't worry about it, I wouldn't want your job.........hehehehehe

    I said, thanks officer and the feeling is indeed mutual.........