Old age will always be 20 years older than me. Also I may have failed math.

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.About two weeks ago a friend of mine, who’s in her 30’s, was telling me about her chronic neck pain. “We’re getting old,” she said.And since she’s quite a few years younger than me, the first thing to come out of my mouth was, “some of us more than others.”...more

Long as I can grow it.....my hair

“Long as I can grow it, my hair…..” ...more

When your body starts falling apart: It’s an almost 50 thing.

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.Fact: I have a memory the size of a peanut.Despite this, I remember exactly when the pain started. It was a Wednesday. And not just any Wednesday but TWO Wednesdays ago. Under normal circumstances this time span would be considered beyond my ability to retain events. That in itself is remarkable, under normal circumstances....more

Thirty-Two Plus a Few, Thirty-Four Plus some More

Do I enjoy growing old or do I fight against it?Yes.There are things to dislike about growing old.Duh. Of course there are things to dislike about growing old. The list is long! There are the dreaded wrinkles and sags. Our bodies begin to creak and groan. Things begin to grow in weird places. Hormones can get whacky. We don’t recover as quickly as we used to or have the same amount of energy we once did. We have far more responsibilities than we did in our younger years. Some days we feel old and tired....more

Forever Young

NaBloPoMo, Friday, November 14Do you enjoy growing old or do you fight against it?...more

Growing Up, Growing Older

Happy Friday!  I seem to be ahead of the game (in my head) on the whole blogging thing this week.  Therefore I'm going to participate in 5 on Friday and Oh, Hey Friday! again this week.  And hope that I can eke out some time to check out some of the other fantastic posts! ...more

Dear Life, Bring It On!

Today I will be using Blogher’s writing prompt, “Do you enjoy growing old or do you fight against it?” as my subject matter for this post.  Originally I had planned on sharing my Sausage and Gouda Stuffed Poblano recipe, but I guess that will just have to wait until some other time.  Stay tuned though if that sounds tasty to you (Ohh, and it is).I decided a couple days ago to use this subject for my post because it’s one that actually strikes a chord with me lately....more

Wait. A. Minute.

My parents were young when I was born - 20 and 22.  My dad, in particular, looks decades younger than he is, and my sister and and I were fortunate to inherit those genes. I am now 41, and have no children.  I still feel like I just recently graduated from high school, and I think maybe not having kids allows me to maintain my youthful outlook.  I have never had to be responsible for someone's life and learning, their mature foothold on the world, telling them what to do and teaching them right from wrong. ...more

Time makes you bolder...

“How are you holding up,” my friend asked me a year ago today.“Fine!” I answered with forced enthusiasm.She didn’t say a word but raised her eyebrows, questioning my answer.“I’m fine,” I repeated.  “Why wouldn’t I be?” I asked as my mind raced.  Truth be told,  I was beyond stressed, overwhelmed and quite irritable....more