An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Monday, May 7, 2012

They Tell Me I'm Gettin' Old





The younger generation in our household keep telling me that I'm getting old. I admit, chasing goats and kids has started to take it's toll on me, but I thought I should have a few more years before I was labeled with that uncouth title. I'm not sure just when it was, either, that I started to think near-forty wasn't old, but in their eyes I'm ancient. And their father, who has passed that forty mark, is about decrepit. The battle of the bulge is no longer defined around here by "if" you have a roll, but rather by how many rolls you do have. The trump card is if you can still suck that roll in or not: if so, you're just fine and ahead of the game. My arms aren't saggy yet and I can still hide the double chin, so I guess I should have a few more years until I can't keep plucking those stray-gray's before I have to worry too much.

12 comments:

Dicky Bird said...

Wanna know what I noticed about getting older...I'm not as strong as I use to be. It snuck up on me, I don't know when. Things I use to be able to do without a thought, now require my thinkin...how am I going to lift that?? Blessings from Ringle.

TheLazyJ said...

You are simply beautiful! Just think; you'll always be a wee-bit younger than me. :)

Cathy said...

Oh goodness, I'm rolling here! You'll have to check out my most recent post when you get time. Apparently there's something in the water around these parts....giggle....

Teresa said...

Heehee!! My memory is fading fast!! I'll be the dreaded 4-0 in October and I am DREADING it, to say the least:) I will have a complete blank of the persons name who I've known for years!!! Not enjoying the gettin old bit:)

Anne said...

You might have to listen to your children, Terri dear! Don't forget you have a 22 year old GREAT nephew!!!

Love you :0)

the canned quilter said...

I've been old for so long that I don't remember young anymore. As far as being gray there is nothing but gray anymore.I think 40 is nothing and you are always beautiful : )

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

I guess I passed old a few years ago...:)

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

NOOOOOO You aren't old! Tell the younger they are blind in one eye and can't see out the other.. And when they hit 30..Something they will know they are NOT old!lol Beautiful picture!

OurCrazyFarm said...

You make me smile ladies:))) And giggle, and laugh, and feel not-so-old:)))

Renee said...

You look beautiful in this picture!! What do the kiddos know;) Wait weren't we just saying those things about our folks yesterday?!?! Hope all is well, thinking of you often.

pilgrimscottage said...

You have beautiful hair. If you keep it, it won't matter how old you are.

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

You're only as old as you feel. I'm testimony to that fact~! :) You'll always be beautiful in the eyes of anyone who knows you.