Friday, November 21, 2008

49 years ago

I was born. 49 is a strange age. I am still in my 40's but most certainly "50ish." I like being the age I am. I like that I am able to be my own person on my own terms. I like that there is no one at home to take care of but Curtis and myself. I like the quiet time I have before Curtis gets home. While there are times that I miss having children in the house, it only takes a couple of hours of Seth to make me, once again, thankful that part of my life is finished. I like being a friend to my girls and not having to nag them to clean their rooms or finish their dinner. I like the smile lines around my eyes. I like that wearing comfortable shoes is more important than style. I like that no one will judge if I eat ice cream for dinner. I like being me.

9 comments:

Allie said...

Happy birthday Detta!!!

linda.b said...

Happy Birthday my scrappy friend! Best wishes for a wonderful year.

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day.

Amy L said...

Happy birthday! It seems like you are always having the one I finished not long before! I couldn't agree more with all you said.

Carla said...

Happy Birthday! and while I have a few more years on you I could not agree more with what you said! Have a great Year.

Jen Martakis said...

Happy Belated Birthday Detta! I'm so sorry that I missed telling you on the actual day. I love your post. At this time in my life I often worry about how sad I will be looking back when my kids are grown and "gone". I hope to have the same outlook as you do. :)

renee said...

Happy Birthday Girl!! Hope you had a great one.

Linda said...

some things I like about being 52: laughing more, worrying less. Working out because I WANT TO and not just to look good. The same with you though, being a friend to my girls and not having to nag them. Ice cream. Wearing jeans and tshirts because I don't care if someone thinks it isn't feminine, they're comfortable and look good on me. OH and one of my personal favorites. No longer owning stock in Kotex!!!!! So there!!!! LOL!

Liz Ness said...

Oh no! Detta...I'm sorry I missed the day. Happy Birthday, my friend. (And, forgive my failing memory, please! What's up with that anyway? I'm only 41!)

Seriously, I hope you had an awesome day! =)