Jan 23, 2009

"When I get older losing my hair,
Many years from now,
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings bottle of wine?

If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door,
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?"*

How about 54? Yep, I turned 54 today, one year away from double-nickels. Part of me keeps saying dear God, How can I be this old?!? Another part says, "Well, its a down-hill slide from here..." And, another part prays that I see another year.

Much earlier in my life I witnessed JFK's inauguration. Up until that time, I thought all presidents were supposed to be old and semi-ugly. And on January 20, 2009, I witnessed Barak Obama's victorious inauguration ceremony, via TV. I would have loved to have been there, but alas, I was not. But things went smoothly despite my absence. I say let's get behind this man and support him 100%! I feel a dark cloud has been lifted from the country. Or a dark force, perhaps?

Bob update: Bob got a tattoo that says "King of Special Forces". He has also issued a challenge to Osama Bin Laden to meet him and fight him man to man, but the "stupid M********ck*r is too chicken...". If he does show up, trust me, I will let you know.

I have this tremendous need to volunteer somewhere. I don't know in what capacity, but I just have the feeling I should be doing something for others. Old people like me pretty well, and I have great respect for the aged in our community, hell, I am the aged in our community! HA! I'll figure something out.

Senility Prayer

God, grant me the Senility
To forget the people
I never liked anyway,
The good fortune
To run into the ones I do,
And the eyesight
To tell the difference.

"Midlife is when you go to the doctor and you realize you are now so old, you have to pay someone to look at you naked."

*When I'm Sixty-Four Lyrics
Artist(Band):The Beatles


Stephen Rader said...

Happy Birthday! You don't look a day over gorgeous!

I wish that we lived near each other; We would have one Hell of a double birthday party!!!!

Many happy returns of the day!

SJ said...

54! If you could stop aging for a while I'll try to catch up.

Happy B Day !

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Deb!!! You are and always will be one of my fav people. LOve ya
can't figure out how to sign on

Woozie said...

I'm going on a road trip to Florida this spring break to do some community service. I did it this past December and had a great time.

Happy birthday, and pulling weeds can be fun!

dawn said...

Hey girl finally figured out how to sign on, I hope you have a great weekennd!!

Anne said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

just me said...

Stephen, I would love to be your neighbor.

SJ, don't you know that the older the berry the sweeter the juice....

Woozie, this is the time to go to Florida, and I hope you have fun...

Dawn, as always, love hearing from you!

Thanks Anne. You are a sweetie!

yellowdog granny said...

happy birthday to you..
happy birthday to you..
happppppppy birthday dear YOU..
happy birthday to you...
and mannnnnnny moooooooor