Another one bites the dust…

Another one bites the dust…

Year…that is.

I can’t believe we are done already. It seems like just yesterday we were at the end of last year.

But at this stage in life, it is like the days pass in seconds and the time goes before you can even process what has taken place.

This may just  be a sign that I am nearly over the hill. Notice the nearly. I am not ready to start the downslide on the other side of 50 just yet. No seriously. I am not. It has just the last day or so sunk in that I am 48.

Do you remember when we, and I am grouping you all together with me, were in our teens? Remember when our grandparents were in their forties and we thought they were so old? Gah… that makes me feel like such a shit now, it really does, because they weren’t old at all were they? Noo…they were our age now.

Grandma and kids

I remember thinking when I was in my very early 20’s, that I couldn’t imagine what old people did with themselves…like what do you actually do in life when you aren’t living it just to go to “The Cabaret” at night and party your face off.

Well now I know, because the only thing I want to do on a Saturday night most of the time these days is curl up on the couch with a blanket in my pajamas maybe watch a movie…and go to bed by ten.

I have no desire to wake up 4 days a week with a hangover, or even any traces of being under the weather from partying…

Which to me, adds points to getting old.

I mean can you imagine all of us at 48 years old out in the bar, five nights a week, partying our faces off??? I mean really picture it, from the sober side, it’s not a pretty picture from my nice warm seat on the couch here…just saying.

Mostly I am guessing it is how we stay alive. Not partying as much once you are no longer 42 22…

There have been a few times since then that I partied to the point where I wanted someone to end me and the self inflicted pain I had launched myself into.

I mean just because we are one year older, doesn’t necessarily mean that we have actually learned anything…or that we are being grown ups and doing what we should. It just means we are doing it way slower than we used to…

And I am ok with that at this point in the year, because I am tired…and it takes me a week to catch back up again on most levels.

So on the day when the Christmas tree came down and the cleaning was done, I sit here warm and happy…enjoying the glow of the lights around my doors that I can’t yet make myself take down, after all…it’s still December, and I am on the downside week of my birthday.

Ya, I made that up…this year, there is a birthday week leading up to and now down away from the actual day…another bonus to being a year older, cause you can just do what you want.

Here is to the last week of 2012…I am using it to recover from the year and regroup. 2013 is gonna be a good one, with lots of paying attention…

That’s my story anyways…pretty much as close as I will ever get to a New Years resolution.

And you can’t set the bar too high at the end of December especially this year, since we were supposed to be annihilated on the 23rd…and weren’t, go figure.

And then there is the fact that I am still coming down off the festive eating binge…like I said before…everything takes at least a week.

Happy week after my birthday everyone!!!

16 thoughts on “Another one bites the dust…

  1. territerri

    Yes, I remember thinking how dull an boring life must be after being married and having kids. And now that I’m here, I kind of like it. I can honestly say that I have never wished to go back in time. Each year brings new and different challenges and more appreciation for the simple things.

    Happy week after your birthday and may 2013 be a great year for you!

  2. mjnightingale

    Great post! I lived with my grandparents when I was 14-16. I remember my friends and I saying “We would NEVER be 30! We would kill ourselves if we ever got to be that old!” OMG!…I thought my grandparents were sooooo old….NOT! Ditto on everything you just wrote about! You could not have summed it up any better! Have a Happy New Year!

  3. Heidi

    Nice post! I do agree, as we get older the years roll on faster and faster. I consistently think about how my parents partied and lived it up in their forties. I don’t know how they kept it up and still managed to be parents of three very busy kids. Life is meant to live, learn, grow, and change. I like myself best when I just let that happen…and feel ‘okay’ with it.
    All the best to you in 2013. I’ve got to get my ass back to my blog. Ugh. It’s been lonely since July.

      1. Heidi

        Lmao!!! Ha ha! I’m glad it toys with him. Gotta admit, it’s a pretty small world when one blogger follows another, who lives in the same Canadian hick town as her brother. Lol. Love it!!

  4. Richard Wiseman

    Yeah the seasons do pass quickly, the years roll on and in a world as dangerous and precarious as this one we should be glad just to see them do so in relative safety, that’s for sure. Happy unbirthday.

  5. Fay

    Hey Donna, hope you had a great Birthday,and Christmas. Hope your 2013 is everything you want it to be!
    I know what you mean about getting older, 48 is getting a bit too close to 50 for me. 40 didn’t bother me but I think 50 will.
    We will just have to find some sort of concert to celebrate it!
    BTW did you hear KU will be doing a US (maybe Can) tour next summer? I hope I hope I hope! We will have to keep on top of it.
    Have a great New Years!

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