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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Getting Older Ain't for Sissies!!

Getting Older Ain't for Babies!! Well, it is, but not for Sissies!!

I have always had a love/hate relationship with myself. When I was young and had PERFECT skin, I worried about my tummy or thighs, or hair, or weight. I should have appreciated that skin!!! Now that I am Uh'hem, in my mid 40's I would love to have ANY of the things I hated years ago!! LOL! The only time I was really happy with myself was when I was pregnant. I felt beautiful. Well, when I wasn't trying to keep my hair out of the toilet while I was puking my guts out. Not too mention the body aftermath! Ugh!!

I have realized we don't just become older women, it seems we are turning into another species!! "Cougars" is the new term. However, I now have to watch for a hair that springs out of my chin, so "Billy Goat seems more appropriate!! I wasn't warned!!!

I have decided I want to be this type of grandma. Hair in a bun, emergency tissue shoved up the sleeve of my sweater, and the requisite half a stick of gum in my purse. Baking cookies and and screaming down the sidewalk with my far-in-the-future grandchildren. Think of a more controlled Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. I say WAY in the future since my oldest is only 18. I was originally hoping to be like the "CHEERS" show (for those of you who remember) Cliff the Mailman who still lived in the basement of his Mother's house. "HEY MA!!!!" I don't think the boys are going to co-operate. So on to plan B.

I will give everyone a word of warning though. One day I said, "Dear God, I wish I looked younger.".............I woke up the next day with a zit.


  1. You're funny!! and you're beautiful!!


  2. Bryanna~Bless your sweet near sighted heart!!

  3. WOW! I'm blown away by the beauty of your blog and have signed to follow! Everything here is filled with colorful joy and spirit! Thank you!
    Have a great day!

  4. Jody it's been too long! We must keep touch more often. I LOVE your blog - it's wonderful! Hugs, Kim :)

  5. Coralie Welcome!! Thank you so much for your kindness and encouragement!!

    KIM!!! I have missed you too!!!

    I appreciate so much you wonderful gals joining me for Blog fun!!

  6. Hello! I wanted to stop by and tell you how meaningful your comment left on my blog was to me. I see that you are one of the Pink Girls I so adore with your lovelier than lovely rose sprinkled background and swaps that take the breath away. Try as I might to craft elegant, it always turns out cute. Sigh! Visits to such beautiful places make my day! I absolutely love your Occupation description! I love the joy that comes across in describing your family. A happy place to be! Elizabeth PS It just seems like I don't sleep, it's called Empty Nest Syndrome!

  7. Jody, I found you through Canary's Cupcake blog for your swap. Lovely sweet items! I had to tell you we are close in age--and thinking along the same lines--so I have an 2.5yr old at early 40's-go to the mall for her sandals. as you can imagine-she is IN everything. Off to Vic Sec-Ok-not ready for the granny panties YET-Oh and I live in the South so everyone tells you their life story (remember D is running around like a banshee-2.5yr olds!) Somehow my age is given when checking out and the sales clerk says my Mom is your age-GROAN! Sigh--I'm going to wash that grey right outta my hair LOL! I'll be the Grandma on the college campus in 15 yrs :) Kris

  8. Yeah! Welcome to my New Friends!! Personal issues and a computer crash have left me bereft of the web! I am on my sisters waaay too complicated hi-tec laptop! So I will not be around much for another week!!
    Hugs!! Jody

  9. I am cracking up at your post !! I so very much can relate :)
    I smiled at your grandma description because that is exactly how my grandma was ~

  10. Oh my goodness, you crack me up! A ZIT! :)
    Yes, we have to learn to live with what we've been given . . . the good and the bad. If we could just find the positive in everything . . . but when you are looking at body parts that have been taken over by gravity ~ we all need to stand upside down for the next year and maybe it would all go back into place! :)
    Have a great day! Karen

  11. LOL! You just described me! Except I am running around chasing our 5 year old VERY ACTIVE, ONRY, little tasmanian devil of a grandson. We adopted him....
    I would never have it any other way but man I LIVE for time alone in my own house! Stay up til 2 in the morning just so I can wind down!


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