Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wow, I'm old, but it ain't so bad

This past weekend was full of surprises.

I'd been denying my advancing age for several weeks. I figured, if I don't mention it, no one else will remember it. We're all busy, I'm not the kind of person who demands a big fuss, money's tight, etc.

I was wrong.

I was completely bamboozled over the weekend when I walked into what should have been a music rehearsal and found instead an assortment of family and friends who lay in wait with cake, presents, and shouts of "Surprise!" And Sunday was spent at, of all lovely things, the symphony. Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

So, being an ancient hag has its advantages. I don't recall anyone going to this much trouble when I was 20. Not even 25. You have to hang around much longer than that to earn a big shindig like this.

I wonder, if the Lord's willin' and the creek don't rise, what might happen when I turn 50?! I'm not going to rush to get there, but hey, it does change the way you think about it.

Happy tidings to all, and thanks goes out to those who participated in any way.


Cari Skuse said...

Happy Birthday Miss!

At least you aren't as old as Mark....he turned 41 today!

Facie said...

That is great. Changes your perspective.

chris h. said...

Congratulations! I have several years on you, so of course you are not old by any means, you youngster you. Glad you had a fun surprise.

Mel said...

wow, someone is older than I am? ha ha! hurray! and OOPS I made a grammatical error. I should have said, "Thanks GO out to..." instead of goes out to. UGH. this is what I get for hurrying to post before careful proofing.