Thursday, September 30, 2010

Me? Old? Yep.

Well, apparently, I'm old. While this realization has been slowly dawning on me for the past few has been crystallized recently. I am officially old for a couple of reasons:

1. I have NO IDEA who Justin Bieber is. In fact, after all the fuss I have heard about him, I decided to youtube a video of him...and spelled his name wrong. Yep. I am that clueless. Then, when I watched a music video of his I was appalled. Primarily because he can't be older than 12. Seriously. How old is that kid anyway? And WHY can't he keep his hair out of his eyes???? He is going to have severe neck problems when he is older! What could he possibly know about love and the sacrifice that goes with it?? I know - I sound like my grandparents.

2. When a friend recently offered to watch the beans for me so I could "go out with friends" I looked at her and laughed. Yep. This is why - (I DO have friends, for the record!) if I could get someone to watch my children and not have something to attend...this is what I would want to do with my time: NOTHING.
I would like to go to a place that would be quiet - or just playing calm music -  and have some food. By myself. Sitting down. And read. Not worry about anybody else and what they want, or don't want, or could want. I would want to get up when I was done and go where I wanted. I would want to be utterly selfish for 2 whole hours.

It would be a-maz-ing. Really. I know that probably makes me super old...but I don't care. 

3. The final reason I am "old?" My idea of a crazy Friday night happened last week....I fed the Beans their dinner at 4:30....we had "Girl Movie Night" at 7:00 all 3 were passed out asleep. Then I folded laundry and organized pictures. It was great. REALLY! Kinda sad....but I was thrilled to get some things checked off my list...and go to bed early.

So, that is my confession for the day.

I also LOVE "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy" ....but thankfully have no idea what the prices are at the local J and S Cafeteria. 

Copyright 2010


    After your comment about having friends... I thought about my own. The sad part: I am only connected to them via the internet! But instead of feeling sad for myself, your circumstances made me grateful that at least I have my second best friend here with me still, and that is my husband. (God being my first) I would always take Jason over a million great girlfriends.
    Please don't cry Whit! I'm really not trying to say this to make you feel bad or sad, I am only saying this to encourage you that God is using you and your circumstances to encourage and communicate with others. I love you sister and wish I could join you somewhere for a cup of kidless coffee. :)
    Keep on keeping on.

  2. I dream of being able to just read somewhere peaceful and quiet too. Glad to know that doesn't make me antisocial, just means I'm all grown up:) I've been enjoying your blog. Keep up the good work!

  3. thanks for your encouragement guys!


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