Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Yawn!

What am I doing up at 3:00 a.m., you ask? Well, that's what happens when you go to bed at 6:45 p.m. I knew this was going to happen. My body is a fine-tuned clock -- ROLFOL, I did qualify the "fine-tuned" part! I slept away Saturday, so Sunday night I tossed and turned. I think I actually slept about two hours. Monday I was dragging butt at work. I seriously considered closing the door to an empty office and snoozing for an hour at lunchtime. The same on Tuesday. I barely made it home last night. I drove home with my mouth open the whole way; I couldn't stop yawning. Got home, took Daisy out, and then headed upstairs just to get something. That bed looked SO inviting. I slept like a rock until 15 minutes ago. Maybe a glass of wine at dinner tonight with Mr. & Mrs. Boss will straighten things out. It would be real tempting to sit on the sofa and applique right now, but I'm going to head back to bed and try to go back to sleep.

It's my birthday today. I'm officially 56. I told someone this week that I can't figure out when that happened. I don't feel 56; I don't act 56. This one has bothered me a bit. You know those age categories you have to check on a questionnaire, 46-50, 51-55? Now I'm in the 56-60 category.

Trying to put a positive spin on things, I was thinking about the advantages to being 56. I might need some help with this one. I qualify for senior citizen discounts at restaurants. I could join AARP. I'm a protected worker because of age. I don't have to explain myself when I get sassy. That's all I can think of at the moment. Any others?

Age is a state of mind. I've decided for just today I'm going to be 29. All day. All 24 hours of it.

19 comments:

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Vicky! Happy Birthday to you! I'm singing...just be glad you can't hear it! Have a wonderful day!

Fabric Alchemy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Feeling young will keep you young. There is nothing wrong with that. And just think of how suprised anyone will be when they find out your true age. ;)

Age is just a number that shows how tough you are in the 'life' fight. You've survived some pretty difficult things and come out with yourself intact. That's quite something.

I hope your sleep gets straightened around (I have a similar problem if I go to bed early or sleep alot so I sympathize!).

Have a great dinner with your boss, you deserve it!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Happy Birthday Vicky! May your day be filled with lots of wonderful surprises. Loads of hugs for you!

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday Vicky! It will be a very long and wonderful birthday given that you've gotten up so early. Hope your day is just great!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Screen Door said...

Happy Birthday Vicki!! I Hope your day is really special. Eat everything Fattening, Stitch till your heart is content, buy yourself flowers and toast yourself with a great glass of wine...Today is your day--- all day long...

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Vicky!

joyce said...

Happy Birthday! Another good thing is that soon you will be able to retire and spend all your time quilting!

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Vicky,
Happy Birthday to you.

Have a wonderful day!

Laurie Ann said...

Happy birthday!!!

DPUTiger said...

I've been lurking for about a week and enjoying reading about Ginger's. I found that store just before I moved back east about two months ago! Happy Birthday! I think that Elderhostel kicks in at 56. They have some really awesome trips at great prices! http://www.elderhostel.org/

Kim said...

You can get Boy Scouts to help you cross the street. You can buy a cane with a switch blade in the tip. You can pretend that due to early Alzheimer's, you've forgotten someone you don't really want to talk to. You can just lie and check the box that says you're 49. That would be my choice! Have a wonderful birthday, Vicky!

paula, the quilter said...

O ack! I never thought about the next category up thing when I turned 56. Happy Birthday, Vicky.

Tracey said...

i'll say it again....

happy birthday you sweet thang you! :oD

...and stop yawning already! you got me yawning now. :oP

(((hugs)))

tracey
www.theehandworks.typepad.com

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

My Mom is 62 and let me tell you age has nothing to do with nothing LOL... hows that for some bad grammar, anyway.. she can run circles around me! She out last me when we go shopping, she goes and blows all the time :O)...she tells me she still feels the same as she did when she was "younger" and she must! Don't let the numbers throw you!

But hey you might just as well take advantage of those discounts!
Especially if the Quilt shops offer them!

Happy B-Day :O)

Sweet P said...

Happy birthday! Go ahead and be 29 if you want to be 29. Who's going to stop you?

Kimberly Jolly said...

A big happy birthday to you Vicky!!! Have a great one!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm here again to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope it was a good one!!!!!!!!
When I'm 56 will the menopause be gone???? Please tell me YES!!!!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday - wow - just in case you don't feel old enough - you're exactly 10 years older than me. Now I feel young!

Marcie said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! You can chalk all kinds of things up to old age now. For example you can punch Mary's lights out and say it was senility.(Ref. to her comment) Just to make you feel better, I am older than you. Probably not wiser, but older.