Thursday, April 16, 2009

So much to do, so little time left

Somehow, inexplicably, 365 days have passed and it is time for my birthday once again.

Really? Already?

Now I'm no fool. I know that 34 is not exactly geriatric. And I am enjoying my 30s WAY more than my 20s, which were better than my teens. I know life begins at 40, and 50 is the new 40, and all that.

Still, even under the best of circumstances, you've got to figure my life is about a third of the way over, which is making me feel a little panicky.

There are so many things I want to do, places I want to go, and things I want to see. And it's not like I'm bursting with free time or energy.

The fact is, I think I might actually be kind of old.

As evidence, here are some things I have said recently:

"When does that show start? Not until 9:30? That's so late."

"Owww, my lower back hurts."

"Shoot, I forgot to take my Prilosec this morning."

"I can't believe they just said that on TV."

"How come they never make any good movies anymore?"

"Listen kid, when I was your age there was no Internet. We didn't even have a computer."

Speaking of computers, I'm sticking mine in the closet for the weekend while I celebrate with my family and enjoy a day in the sand and sun.

After all, there's nothing quite like playing at the beach to make you feel like a kid again.

3 comments:

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Sister! I LOVE YOU!
Here are some really big birthday hugs! ((((()))))) Have fun celebrating!

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday Ruth!! I hope you are spoiled today and for the whole weekend!!!

lucythevaliant said...

Happy birthday!!! Have tons and tons of fun!