The evidence shows…

I think I am growing up.  I know, it seems inconceivable.  Alas, things have been happening lately – things that cause me to believe that soon I may be a reasonable adult.  Whoa…that is scary stuff.

I provide two examples of evidence of this phenomenon.

1. I was looking at a TGIF typography wall hanging on Totsy.  I know TGIF to mean either Thank God It’s Friday! or Thank God I’m Fabulous!  The TGIF piece on Totsy read – This Grandma Is Fabulous!   I almost purchased it. I offer you Exhibit A – self-identification with the label grandma, a willingness to own it via an acronym, and a near commitment to hang it in my home.

2. I have been thinking lately about the inevitable…the day when I will have to buy another vehicle.  My Tiburon is getting older and even though I love it so, I must admit that lately I have been coveting other vehicles.  My wandering eye hasn’t settled in on any specific vehicle, but I have determined a few “must haves” over the past few months.  The “must haves” are telling.  My old “must haves” were – power, sexy, and sporty.  My new “must haves” are – safety, good warranty, space, and four doors.  I offer you Exhibit B – I am pondering a sensible vehicle in which I can better navigate the world as a grandma.

I knew “the change of life” was near, but I didn’t know it meant this!  What is next- sensible shoes and comfortable clothes?  Am I but a few years away from blue hair?  I guess this is how it plays out…I guess this is how this growing up thing goes.  I will have to learn to adjust to this new reality just as everyone else who has done the grown-up thing has adjusted.  I will slowly ease into my grandma groove – but I think I will pass on the blue hair.

At least I know there is a sign out there if I need it for encouragement – TGIF indeed. ;-)

Day one thousand three hundred and thirty-four of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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One Response to The evidence shows…

  1. Paul Cline says:

    As a new forty grandfather I can relate. I try to figure out vacations that include the grand kids. No more Caesars Palace; it is Circus Circus or Excalibur for me. I draw the line at bedtime: all aliens with their respective parents. I don’t babysit over night.

    At first I rebelled & fought it. I have since emraced my role as overweight wallet & advice giver.

    Circle of Life

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