Thursday, June 01, 2006

Thirteen things about being 52

1) 52 aint what it used to be! Remember when your parents turned 40 and we thought they were so old! Thankfully, 52 is yesterday's 40! :)

2) Everyone has started looking so good to me these days. Well, maybe they're not looking better, just blurrier!

3) Quotes by Popeye have become so meaningful: "I y'am what I y'am!" :)

4) I seem to get more done these days--or maybe it's just that I forget half of what I was suppose to do!

5) Exercise is not a problem, with all the backward walking I do (you know, backward walking--go back to the place you remembered what you were going to get!!!)--I track about 10 miles every day!

6) I discover new delights each last week when I discovered I was reading a book I had previously read. I just kept reading though, I couldn't remember the ending!

7) There's never a dull moment at 52--if I should get bored, I simply play Connect-the-age-dots on my hands!

8) There's freedom in 52; if you don't want to do something, you don't! After spending decades of lovingly catering to everyone else's needs before your own, at 52 you discover independence from guilt driven sacrifice. (O.k., I may be a slow learner--but this is MY list of 13!)

9) At 52, the need for control disappears. After all, if childbirth and parenting wasn't enough to prove that point--menopause clinches it!

10) Multi-tasking is not a problem at 52--I have discovered I can laugh, cough, sneeze and pee my pants all at the same time!

11) At 52, naps become a good thing, once again!

12) At 52, wisdom is more important than being right.

13) At 52, birthdays aren't quite as important as they once were. At 52, I have learned that each day is worthy of celebrating; each day of our lives "has been written in [His] book before one of them came to be" (Psalm 139: 16b). How amazing is God!

For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!" (Psalm 139:13-17)

This is truly an amazing birthday gift....every day of our life! The Creator knows us, He thinks of us, He loves us!


Christine said...

Yay I get to be first! You sound full of life Yesterday's 40! My mom turns 55 this year! I had a laugh for 10,11, and 12. So true!
Thanks for stopping by my TT!
Have a great Thursday!

Carol said...

You are one wise woman! And I'm right behind you, backward walking and all.

bjk said...

Happy Birthday!! ?

Loved your list

Juliabohemian said...

I never thought my parents turning 40 made them old. My sister was born when my mom was almost 40 and my brother when she was 43. 52 is a good age. It's the get your kids out of the house, start having grandkids and start going on vacations with your husband age.

Courtney said...

Great list! Very entertaining! Have a great day :)

ladydaria said...

Funny, my friend and I were talking about age last night and we both remembered how we used to think our parents were so antique at 35, lol. Now as I face 47 (December), I sure do see things a lot differently. :-)

Happy TT and thanks for visiting mine.


Lauren said...

Gees, I can do #10 and I'm 43, but you left off "while on a trampoline."

Bar Bar A said...

I LOVE THIS!!!! Thanks for sharing it.

Magnolia said...

I love visiting your blog. You make me laugh, cry and this time...I got goosebumps when I read your Wednesdays with Beth. How wonderful!

I'm still praying for your son.

Karen said...

good for you! I love the backwards walking... I do it too

Morning Glory said...

At 57 I could be all those 13 things, too. Ah, the freedom that is bestowed upon us as we age. Love it! Great list and fun reading.

twiga92 said...

Ah, even at 32 naps are a wonderful thing! :-)

Laura said...

happy birthday! I look forward to 52....just a young'n at 44. I hope my self is like yours. new to your tt. My tt is up.

Chi said...

What a delightful T13! I have passed 52 by a couple of years already do I can definitely relate. *s*

Thank you for visiting my T13 today.

Mike Goodwin said...

Happy Birthday, if it is. If not, Happy 52. :-) I was going to mention the nap thing at 39, but it looks like someone beat me to it. I've enjoyed naps quite frequently for a few years now. :-)

Brenda said...

Great list! Loved it, especially #2.

Happy Birthday! (whenever)

Diane said...

Diane, your 52 sounds a lot like my 42! We have a lot in common. Hope things are going well for you.
Take care,

The Other Diane ;-)

kpjara said...

Happy Birthday! It always reminds me of my favorite Scripture, Psalm 139:14!

Blessings on your wisdom expansion and walking excursion! I'm right there with you...apparently I'm an early bloomer!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

#5 made me laugh out loud and #13 is so uplifting. Its a good thing 52 is the new 40! :)