Tuesday, December 21, 2010


We haven't decorated the exterior of our house. Last year we didn't because we didn't want to spend the money, this year we were just too tired.

Aging just kills me.

It always makes me chuckle when I think back to the day I turned 30 (almost sixteen years ago now.) My friend Crystal and I were sitting in a club, waiting for the rest of the group to show up. I was wearing a black blazer with corset lacing up the side, a knee length pencil skirt and a pair of knee high, leather laced up boots. I had a cigarette in one hand and a double rye & coke in the other.

"Wow!" said Crystal. "I can't believe you're 30!"

"That's because you're twenty-one," I said with a smirk. "At least I am young at heart."

"That's true," she agreed. "You'll have to come out for MY thirieth. You'll be forty by then!"

I took a long sip of the whiskey. "Where do they go, do you think?"


"The forty year olds - to party. Why isn't there clubs for people over forty?"

"I dunno! Maybe they don't like to party."

I know the answer to this one now that I'm forty-five. We don't have time, and if we did, we'd be having a nap.

Happy Tuesday!


  1. (smiles) well, yeah. it's that! also if we REALLY partied like we did back in the day, the following day we'd be sooooooo damn SORE, we'd need walkers just to get around the house. it's amazing how the bodies we once depended upon end up slowly BETRAYING us!

    i agree. aging definitely sucks mad donkey dong. BUT it beats the hell outta the alternative!

    Happy Holidays, My Lovely Friend!


  2. I had planned a big bash for my 60th but decided against it, mostly because of the cost but also, I just didn't feel up to it. Yeh, tell ME about old age! lol

  3. It's just so much work to have fun. Sigh. I understand being tired. I put up some garland with lights around our circle driveway but then was too tired (lazy) to string the power cord. Oh well, the garland looks pretty.

  4. Kate - the party scene is alive and well. My daughter comments that we have more action than they do in college...My neighbors and neighborhood is crazy...

    Now as for growing old? I must confess I feel it.

    Merry Christmas!!


  5. I'm getting wiped out at 9 PM these days. I miss those days of unending energy.

    Merry Christmas Kate!

  6. Merry Christmas Kate. Thing1 and I wish you, Bill, Em and Jamie all the best.

  7. thank you, everyone! I truly miss the energy of my youth but love the wisdom that comes from all this living.
    Hope you all had a wonderful day with family & friends.