Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Today I turn 54
I don't mind getting older; I really don't. Hey, it's inevitable. Some people think that getting older beats the alternative (death). But as a born-again Christian, I think otherwise. So until I pass into Eternity, I am trying to enjoy life the best I can.
Some things I have realized as I get older often amaze me. My boss is younger than I am. My doctor is younger than I, too. My dentist used to be younger until he sold his practice. I hope the new dentist is older than I am; he certainly looks like he would be. Sometimes I have been told that I look younger than I am; I hope it's being said because it's true and not because someone is trying to be kind.
My stylist tells me that if she didn't color my hair, I would be totally gray.
I had freckles when I was a child; they are now called age spots. Sometimes I hear ads about removing the spots, and I wonder what it would cost; but I decided I am what I am. Besides, I've got a thing for polka dots - I just never thought I would be sporting them.
I am blessed with good health. I am trying hard to take care of my body by exercising. I picked up my habit for sweets from my dad although he taught me many other things that were good for me.
When I graduated from business school, my first job was as a secretary at the high school I graduated from. The other woman in the office was Mrs. Wheeler; she was a wonderful Christian woman, and I learned a lot from her. She always looked old to me even when I was a student. She made the comment one day that she was 56 years old. I thought I would want to remember that so that when I was 56 I could compare my looks to hers. I stayed in touch with her off and on through the years (in fact, Jenny and Randy are living in the apartment she and her husband started their marriage in). She always looked the same to me. I think I've changed a lot since she made that comment. I will be interested in seeing myself in another couple years.
This morning the blood mobile will be at my work, and I have signed up to donate. At noon, I will have lunch with some friends. This evening, my family will get together (less two Canadians) and have supper. I'm looking forward to all these things. The company I work for gives us a paid day off the week of our birthday, so Friday will be my day off. I will spend the day shopping for clothes for my mom and trying to finish off my Christmas shopping. I always look forward to this week, and I am planning to have a good one. Hope your day is terrific as well.