Saturday, November 7, 2009


There are times in our lives when it becomes necessary to readjust.
  • As I get older and I look in the mirror, I know it is time to readjust the wardrobe. There has never been a time in my life when I would wear the fashions shown on the runways of Paris--not only could I not afford them, but I have never had a body that would allow me to wear them--frankly most of them are a little too immodest for me anyway; ) As I get older, I know there is no way I could pull off some of the cute fashion trends out there--they look GREAT on others, but not me--and that is OK. I just wonder--how old is too old for jeans?
  • I also know that each and every year that goes by our family dynamics change. It feels like geographically we are further and further away from the kids/grandkids, so I need to work harder at trying to stay in contact. E-mail, family websites, facebook, blogging, texting all make it easier, but I miss seeing them and talking to them . Some I get to talk to often, some not so often. I love to hear what's going on in their lives. I'm struggling at not having as much time with them as I'd like. (I had a great idea for my 60th birthday year--I'll never run a marathon or a half-marathon, but maybe I'll run a half-marathon of 5K's and go visit them all. Doesn't that sound like fun 13 5K's all over the States, throughout the year 2011--better really save those miles ; )

  • In spite of all the running I have not lost any weight. I think the problem is I keep thinking, "Oh, I ran this morning so I can have that cookie" or lets be hones, I usually say and eat "THOSE COOKIES". So I guess it's time I readjust my eating. Long gone are the days when the weight came off easily.
  • I'm not the same girl I was when the Beatles gained popularity in the 60's, so as I think about going to see New Moon, and as much as I would like to go to the midnight showing, I know I will not be screaming "Edward, Edward" throughout the movie ; ) I was one of the girls many, many years ago screaming "Paul, Paul". Frankly, when I go to see New Moon I would like to hear the dialogue, so I'll probably go the next day. Goodness I sound like an old lady, but I guess, as they say, if the shoe fits...

  • I love to go Christmas shopping, but it just wasn't as much fun yesterday when I went out. We send checks to the kids and grandkids, with the exception of those who are not married--they come home and so I shop for them. But when I was out today and went by Toys R Us, I missed it so much. I used to LOVE going in there and do a lot of shopping.

  • Now, to get a little serious. When Allan begins his new job, we will have some readjusting to do. Now, if you are ready for a good laugh, you have to know that right after he signed the papers, I turned to him and said, "What am I going to do now that you are not going to be home all day." He laughed saying I have been waiting and waiting for him to get a job. This job will be different than anything he has had in many years. He has always travelled, and I have never had a problem with it, but I've never been HOME ALONE night after night. I do know it will be okay. There are some other changes this job will bring, but we will adjust because it is GREAT that he has a job.
And I do know that readjusting is part of life.

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txmommy said...

I am sure you will face all the adjustments with grace.

I'll be seeing new moon the next day too :)

Carrot Jello said...

My mom is 70+ and still wears jeans. Nice jeans, but jeans nonetheless.

Amber said...

So wonderful about the job but you're right--it will take some getting used to. My husband has worked from home the last couple of years and I think I'd go into shock if he ever went back to a full-time job at an office.

Neal said...

Mom - you're NEVER too old for jeans.

Also, you can ALWAYS shop for me at Toys R case you really need to go in there ; )

Klin said...

Being a play therapist has it's advantages. . .one of them being that I shop at Toys R Us for ME!!!

Life is about readjusting. However, what's this about not wearing jeans? My mom wears them and she is 66. You are very young at heart and I think jeans are cool for you to wear. I am seeing New Moon Friday night, not Friday morning at midnight. I'm too old to stay up that late :D

Doran & Jody said...

Time.....yep we have to change too.
And jeans? I agree with Neal, you are NEVER too old for jeans.

What a great goal you have to run the 5k's. I will let you know when I know of the next one down here. Since you travel tons I figured you could come on down. I just finished one this morning.

Santa use to send us to Toys R Us when he was backed up at his Toy Shop. I miss it too!!

Melissa said...

I have to ditto the others... never too old for jeans!
I am in the middle of some readjusting too... not always easy, is it? :)

Cherie said...

You are so cute. I find it just plain strange sometimes to get older. You still feel the same inside. Yet you have to be different for different reasons.
First off, you are never too old for jeans!
I really admire that you are a runner and so I think all those 5K's to visit family would be awesome!! Maybe some would even join you :D
There just comes a point in life when you realize - I'm going to enjoy the DANG cookies!!! Hope they are chocolate chip.
I am so happy your hubby got a great job - peace of mind is important especially when contemplating cookies, Christmas shopping and cool clothes all in the same post - hee hee.
Now go give a yell for dear Paul and have a wonderful day!

Heffalump said...

Jeans are ageless. Really.
Oooh, I don't think I would handle being home alone overnight very well for very long. Still, yay for a job!

mindyluwho said...

I will wear jeans when I am 90!

Valerie said...

Should I admit that the other night Max and I went to the late show of Harry Potter at the cheap theater (it started at 9:45) and we both fell asleep? We were surrounded by college students (of course) and so embarrassed when we woke up!!!
I sleep alone 4 or 5 nights a week. There's no getting around it, it stinks. But like you, I'm just grateful for employment. Hang in there!

Small House said...

Things just don't stay the same do they.

I have the very same problem in regards to exercise. "Hmmmm...." I think. "I worked off enough calories to eat this snicker." It's just not working for me.

Good luck with everything!!!

Suzanne said...

I know adjustments can sometimes be hard so good luck with all the changes! I think it's so awesome that you want to run so many 5Ks. And by the way, I eat the cookies, and don't even exercise, so you've got one up on me! ;)

I say wear jeans as long as you like. You look great in them! :)

Suzanne said...

Oh and the thought of you yelling "Paul, Paul" made me LOL! That's some good restraint to not yell Edward! ;)

Ambrosia said...

I feel the same way, but on the other side of the spectrum. With two babies, I sometimes look at my husband and ask him if he remembers what it was like to get a good night's sleep : )

The Garden of Egan said...

Hi! I just stumbled over here from Cherie's blog. I love your wisdom of readjusting, so cute and so true. Love your blog!

ShEiLa said...

How did I miss this post?
I am not sure...
but adjusting is never easy.

Also my 2 cents on the jeans question. I don't think you are ever too old to wear jeans.


Nancy Face said...

I'll probably wear some sort of jeans until I croak! :D

I SOOO hear you on the weight thing. I work out vigorously 6 days a week, often TWICE a day, and I eat very healthy meals, but I've put on 16 pounds since Lauren's wedding just over a year ago! Why? Because I started snacking more! So the day after Halloween I went on a strict diet which includes NO snacks whatsoever! ARGH! But I've already lost 5 pounds, so apparently that's the way I must live if I want to fit into my clothes again!

I would prefer seeing New Moon the next morning when all the teenagers are at school, but it's so much fun to see it with my girls, so we'll attend an early screening the evening before. I hope I get to hear SOME of the dialogue! :P