Tuesday, December 8

Observations on Maturing .....

It's harder to tell navy from black.

Everything old is new again, but if you wore it before,
you're too old to wear it the second time around.

Your kids are becoming you...and your grandchildren
are perfect.

Yellow becomes the big color...walls...hair...teeth.

Going out is good. Coming home is better.

When people say you look "Great"...they add "for your age."

When you needed the discount you had to pay full price. . .
Now you get discounts on everything...movies...hotels...flights.

You forget names...but it's OK because other people forgot they
even knew you.

The last 2 outfits you wore had spots on them.

You ask your husband or friend how your outfit looks and they
tell you the truth.

The five pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a
better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

You realize you're never going to be really good at anything...
especially golf.

Your husband is counting on you to remember things you don't
remember. (because he can't either)

The things you cared to do, you don't care to do, but you
care that you don't care to do them anymore.

Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV
blaring then he does in bed. It's called his "pre-sleep."

Remember when your mother said "Wear clean underwear
in case you get in an accident"? Now you bring clean underwear
in case you HAVE an accident.

You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married. Now, "I hope
they STAY married!"

The best place to have a conversation with your husband is in the bathroom...you have his full attention.

Who wants to wear 3" heels anyway?

You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and
"OFF" switch.

When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem were unheard of and a mouse
was something that made you climb on a table.

You use more 4 letter words..."what?"..."when?"

Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it

Your husband has a night out with the guys but he's home by
9:00 P.M...

You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it

Notice everything they sell in stores is sleeveless.

Many of the people in
People Magazine you've never heard of.

Your concealer doesn't conceal.

Your lipstick bleeds.

Your mascara clumps and your eyebrows are disappearing.

You don't have hair under your arms and very little on your
legs but your chin needs to be plucked daily.

What used to be freckles are now
liver spots.

Everybody whispers.

Now that your husband has retired ... you'd give anything
if he'd find a job..

You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet....2 of which you
will never wear.

But old is good in some things:...old songs...old movies...
best of all: OLD FRIENDS


Looking to the Stars said...

I loved this and I needed a good laugh. Everything is soooo true. What my husband and I have found (in addition to all you have) is that now we can afford expensive resturants, our systems can't handle it :) Ah, such is life.

jeanmac said...

Yikes! You described me!

LL Cool Joe said...

What a great list!! I'm moving towards these fairly quickly! Love the one about the clean underwear! :D

Pat said...

I sometimes wonder how we find the energy and desire to go on but the fading memory means you can forget all the bad things and try to remember the good things. The trick is always to have something to look forward to. Now what was it again?
Oh I know - lunch out on Friday:)

Gilly said...

A perfect description of me! Oh dear! ;-(

Arkansas Patti said...

Way too funny and entirely too true. Yikes. The only thing we haven't lost is the ability to laugh at ourselves.

robin andrea said...

So funny, and so true.

Nancy said...


What a great list. Everything is so true.

I can't say which ones I liked the best; I loved them all!

One Woman's Journey said...

Love this and all is so true. I needed a good laugh.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I'm quickly moving into that territory, already realizing some of it! LOL

Ginnie said...

I kept thinking "it can't be this bad" as I was reading the list... but, on second thought I qualify for almost all of them...grrrrrr.

Kay Dennison said...

LMAO!!!!! And you also gave me new reasons why I should never remarry. Good stuff!!!!

oklhdan said...

Loved them all and related to most. I saw something online today that might interest you. A no tip pet water bowl...about $5.99 at Petstore.com Just thought I'd pass it along.

Travelin'Oma said...

These hit me where I live. Tonight I've been catching up on my blog reading. I had left comments on three already. The problem is, I don't even remember reading them!