Monday, January 26, 2009

Aging gracefully

The phrase 'insidious onset' comes to mind. Some things happen suddenly. And some take such a long time to happen that one can't really put a finger on the exact 'before and after'.

Well, since the events mentioned below, I just don't know what to think about my situation.

On Friday, after lighting the candles it was a bit of a nuisance saying the bracha after the candle lighting because it was obstructed by something. I managed. Immediately after lighting, I realized that my shabbat flowers are not on the dining room table. I went to the kitchen. They weren't there, either. I looked all around. Then I asked the babysitter if she knew what happened to the flowers. There was a slight pause after which she tentatively told me that they were on the piano. OH. The obstruction turned out to be a vase with my flowers...

On Sunday, I had a choice of buying The Simpsons calendar or Phrases on Aging. I won't even mention which one I bought because I know I don't have to...

In the morning, during my AM routine, I noticed a white hair on my head and instead of pulling or cutting it, I just thought "thank Gd for my hair" and continued with the routine...

Lastly, a few minutes ago I was about to inform hubby that he used my towel ( and almost walked out of the bathroom with the evidence) only to suddenly realize that it almost happened the other way around.

This prompted me to write this post and a memo to self to remove the 'aging' calendar from the car tomorrow.

9 comments:

Moshe said...

bwahaha!
стареем.

Mikeinmidwood said...

I thought you would be younger with the small children.

Moshe

is that Russian?

Moshe said...

yah

Barb Chansky said...

Life:)

Sally Hazel said...

Moshe, стареем isn't even it. One day-young. Then, boom! old.

MIM - how do small children make anybody younger? My friend, we all age with different speeds...

Barb- life is a beach... and then one drowns.

Barb Chansky said...

Gosh, I forgot this one:) I only remembered the one about the pigeons and the statue:)

Mikeinmidwood said...

With the fact that you had small children, I thought you would be younger. unless youre 30 something and you call that old.

Moshe said...

I call 30 old and I'm 30 and with small children.

Sally Hazel said...

I am 30-something. And it's not really how old I feel but how old I act...I keep thinking I'm in my late 20s but it doesn't do anythiing to improve my memory situation...
Now I'm putting all hope into getting 8 hours of sleep every night...(so far I'm only 45 min late for bed).