but I think I’m getting old.
I love birthdays and always enjoy the next year and what it might bring, but lately I’ve noticed a few changes…
1. Grey hair. I’ve been avoiding this for a while, but I have lots of grey hair. I pull them out whenever I have the time, but it takes so much time now! It used to be that I would take 10 min every month or so and pluck them out, but these days it’s 30 min every week. I’ve never permanently dyed my hair, but I am giving it serious thought. The main reason I haven’t isn’t because I believe in natural beauty (although it is partly the reason) but because it costs so dang much to do it and keep it up.
2. AM talk radio. I used to hate listening to talk radio anytime. I have a 35 min drive to and from work and was constantly changing the station looking for music. But lately I’ve been listening to AM620 every morning and evening on my drives. I think it started when I didn’t change it after listening to a Brewer game one night. I actually admit that I enjoy this over music.
3. Forgetfulness. And I don’t mean, where did I put my keys. Common questions I ask these days are: When is Jake’s birthday? What are the words to that song that I sing him to bed every night? What did I do yesterday? Was I supposed to do something today? What day is it? Did I pay that bill? How old am I?
People will say the forgetfulness is just because I’m a Mom. But I’m not sleep deprived nor do I have a kid with a million extracurricular activities that I have to remember. I’m not sure why I am so forgetful. Maybe I’m in denial that I don’t look like I’m in my 20’s anymore. Or maybe I pulled one too many grey hairs and I accidently started pulling neurons out.