It's So Much Fun To Get Old
Saturday, February 15, 2020
It dawned a frosty 26 this morning and there's a bit of a breeze but the sun is shining like a promise - and the promise I'm hoping for is springtime! I don't know if it was the wine or the carbs or the beef fat but I crashed into bed early last night and woke at midnight with all the lights on in a house of snoring darlings. Usually my dogs sleep outside but the forecast was for the temperature to drop to 19, still not so cold they can't cuddle up in their little doghouse but hey - the older we get the more we pamper the dogs. So at the witching hour I put on a coat and took the pups out for a short starlit stroll. Orion was in the west and Leo, right overhead. So many glittery stars sparkled in the sky it was like some cosmic jewelry store display. When I turned to walk back to the house, both dogs dashed up to the front door - so, of course, they spent the night inside. Callie on the green couch and Juno on the blue. There was a time when the rule was No Dogs On The Furniture. Ha - if the old me could only see the present me. She'd scold like a shrew and shake her head.
It's so much fun to get old.
Actually - it IS fun to get old. Things that bring joy now include:
Being comfortable with my own dirt
Enjoying the time to clean up my own dirt
Knowing nobody expects me to be Sexy, Beautiful, Smart, Sharp, Perfect
So the slightest evidence that I am sexybeautifulsmartsharp really impresses people
If you have been both lucky and saving, money blooms in your bank account
You don't have to wear heels
You can wear heels if you want to
are you seeing a pattern here? The older you get, always assuming you are moderately healthy, the more you get to do what you want. And that is .... That is just the coolest thing.
May we all get to grow old.