Yes, it is me.... My brothers and me (left) with beagle puppies.
High School senior picture.
Today I turn 50!!!! :)
Why so happy about it? Because there is only ONE way to avoid it......................and I prefer to avoid that as long as possible! I recall when my mother turned 50 because I was singing 'happy half-a-century to you!" all day and she was laughing while telling one of her sisters on the phone about it.
Mid-life, is that what 50 is considered? Is mid-life your 40's to early 50's? Obviously, I don't know, which is not much of a surprise, considering what little I knew of menopause as well as many other things...but don't worry, you men that may accidentally wander onto this site...I'm not going to talk about that.
Seriously, for the age of 50 to be considered mid-life, one would be assuming I would live to be 100. Right? Okay, I know that the lifespan has extended over the years and, sorry guys, women tend to live a bit longer. Recently, I have read of a few centenarians that have surpassed the big double O. C'mon though, it's not a common thing at all, chances are that I will not make it to 100 and frankly I cannot imagine it with the way my joints feel now. Hey, if God chooses that I remain here on earth in a bent over position with a head I can't turn and the memory of a gnat, then so be it! Perhaps I will still be able to share with others about all the friends, kindness, their personalities and art that was a part of my 'mid-life' years, waaaay back in the days of laptops and lattes!
I'm thinking that my mid-life has passed already and darn it, I missed out on a good crisis apparently since I've not had a fling with a boy-toy or haven't purchased the very latest, high-speed, high-performance, voice command Kitchen Aid mixer or anything else to commemorate the occasion. Let's face it, I'm on the backside of life now, but I can testify that 50 is still in the middle.........
Being 50 years old means you're too old to wear the fad styles but too young for the snap-front dusters, stockings rolled down above the knees and earth shoe style footwear.
The music still moves you at 50 and though in your mind you still dance well, your kids laugh at your moves and the older ones think how young you are.
Maybe at 50 your hair doesn't look good in the new styles, but still isn't ready to be blue.
Probably at 50 it's difficult to find a new job, but too young to retire.
This 50 is too old to have a baby but still far from the grandbaby years. It better be
50 means most of the commercials are focused on the younger generations, yet too young to qualify for senior discounts.............
So, today will be viewed as the fork in the road for me. I'm good with a fork (ahem) so I will continue on my track for now until I appear adorable as an old dancer , wear snap-front dusters, dye my hair blue, retire, play with grandbabies, and get my senior discounts !