Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Numbers & Years

What does it say about us when we begin to reference everything by it's age? There is a man doing carpet installation at my house this week. He's a very nice fellow and pleasant to visit with. He mentioned that he had his 20th high school reunion last year, making him about 38 according to my calculations. It dawned on me that I'm old enough to be his mother. That is, if I'd begun my family at 19 like both of my sisters. Maybe it is the fact that his hair is going gray! This morning I calculated that I've had my waffle iron for 37 years and I've been saying all week that a everyone should get new carpet as least once every 25 years. I also remarked that I have lived in this house for 31 years next month.

How time flies when you are having a life. I think I need to write one of those "bucket lists" and get moving.


Aunt Dinah said...

Yup, it's scary how fast time flies!

GingerV said...

my son turned 40 this year and my daughter will be 40 in april 2010, my grandson will be 20 this year and get this I have been cooking for over 45years.... can you imagine.
great post

GingerV said...

while here visited your post from the past 2 or 3 weeks, the shoot out photos from silhouettes were really great, the fair ride the best. totally enjoyed my pass through.

~JarieLyn~ said...

It seems like the older we get the faster it goes. We must learn to enjoy the moments.

Great post, I enjoyed it.

Mildred said...

I get the Sr. discount without asking (and technically I'm not eligible yet!) Also, I notice young people holding doors open for me way in advance! I guess growing old has its advantages. I hope all is going smoothly with the carpet installation. That will be nice to have everything new for the holidays.

Christina Joy said...

Mcclellan is learning that everyone has an age and asks how old everyone in the world is. When he asks me how old Daddy and Mommy are, it freaks me out that I'm explaining that we are 31 and 28 to a TWO-YEAR-OLD!

(And, yes he did ask how old Gramma Mary is. I told him 38. He doesn't understand relativity yet, so don't worry. ;)