Today, one day short of my …. wait let me count. 1966 to 1976 is 10 years….to 1986 another 10 years…..to 1996 (10 years) , 1996 to 2006 (10 years) taking it to 40, then 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 err err 45 years. Thats it. 45th birthday. After my 30th birthday, I have to start counting like this to remember how old I am.
Oh well, the brains may be old and the body needs some oiling but the mind and heart is forever young. The body certainly needs some serious oiling though. Yesterday, I was playing catching with the kids. We were running around the car in the porch laughing and oh how they love it when I trick them and run around backwards and almost catch them. They would let out a squeal and scream out in delight (I am not so sure the neighbours are that delighted by our commotion though…. :P) Anyway we were running when suddenly I felt my left knee go weak. I must have pulled something somewhere. Fortunately, it was only very slight and I stopped myself in time. I was as good as new after a short rest. My brother who was playing badminton with his son once had to have his leg in a cast for more than 6 months because he had forgotten his age and tried to reach out for the shuttlecock like his 13 year old.
Yes, age is catching up with us. I caught up with the sisters and dad today. Dad remembered my birthday yesterday but unfortunately today he is back to his own world. He started talking about how we would be attacked in a war soon. Poor dad. I had a heartshaped strawberry cake. Its the very same heartshaped strawberry cake I had picked for second sister for her birthday. I chose it for myself because I loved it so much. In my house I only get to eat chocolate cake because the man loves chocolate so much. Eldest sister told me to slow down because in 5 years I would be 50 and that would make her 58. By next year, all my brothers and sisters would be within the 50 over range and that leaves little ole me. Hehe. I shall forever be a little sister, the baby of the family, whatever age I am.
In 5 years I would be 50! Wow! So what have I learned at 45? I learned that I had better dress up when I still can! (Before the face and everything else sags beyond recognition. :P. So if you see a crazy lady dressed up to the nines while shopping for groceries, it is probably me. lol.
I find that the older I get, the younger I feel. I am usually about 10-20 years behind in the mind and heart. However, I am squinting a little now and sometimes I put on my grandmother specs (to see far not near yet but I shall need bifocals soon) and my bones aren’t as good as it used to be. Apart from that, I don’t feel in the least bit 45. Happy Birthday to me! 🙂 Where else but in a blog do you get to wish yourself a Happy Birthday.
Haha, good to know you are young in mind and soul. Let me wish you a very happy 45th first. May God bless you with many many more years to come and may you stay forever young…in mind & soul!
Thanks. Hey, I got a tip for you. Do all the things that you want to do, eat in moderation (I don’t), and doll yourself up whenever you can because one day (psstt actually half the time I am in danger of being mistaken as the maid), you are going to wake up aged 45 and you don’t want to wish that you had done this or that. Hahaha.
Happy birthday, MG!
Thanks, Elaine. 🙂
Happy birthday! Sound like you are still every young at heart leh.. age is just a number, it is the how we feel that show the real age…
CL, In that case, I am 35. 😉
Happy Birthday MG!! It’s good to forever feel young at heart!
If only we could look forever young too. Haha.
Happy 35th birthday, MG! 😉 Have a good one.
Jomel, between reading your comment and Annie’s, I suddenly aged 10 years in a minute. Haha. Nevermind, 35 is still 10 years young! lol.
H.A.P.P.Y. 25th. B.I.R.T.H.D.A.Y.!
May you be young & healthy always…
Oh Thank you. You guessed my age just right! 😛
Thanks for the tip. Will keep that in mind. I’m so lazy to doll myself up nowadays. That day at the Curve, I was mistaken for the sales lady at the shop – what an INSULT!!! I have myself to blame. I don’t think I can give up my tattered jeans and t-shirt though.
Tattered jeans and t-shirt is a form of dolling up. I have to struggle into my jeans now you know. Haha.
Happy Birthday MG! 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
Age is a mind thing and the physical aspect of your body is more important. One has to keep fit by doing some form of exercise such as walking, stretching … the simple stuff and not the heavy ones as one ages ;P.
If you body is fit as well as your mind via constant use such as reading, blogging, etc … you will always stay young as you will have a happy and positive attitude towards life, whatever your age ;P. Do remember the spiritual aspect of life too and you will be ageless ;).
Hello Greg. Thank you for the birthday wish. Yes sir! I better get my bum off this chair now to do my exercises. 🙂
Happy Birthday MG! It’s heart warming to know that at 45 you’re still out playing catching with your babies. So young at heart. Happy BIrthday again to you!. 🙂
Thank you, Martha.
Happy birthday!! sorry a lil belated though but lots of best wishes for a wonderful year ahead… And there’s no better time to say “I heart your blog” than on your birthday 🙂
Thank you. I haven’t “celebrated” yet because everyone is away at school and at work so you are not late. Haha.
Happy Birthday, MG!
That’s great, play catching with the kids.
Thanks for reminding. I still play badminton with my 8 years old son every weekend. I think I need to be extra careful too as I am not young anymore.
Martini, you should play a bit more gently. 😉
Happy Belated Birthday. I too have trouble remembering my age. I only know i am thirty-someting…SO what i did was take 11 (2011) – 7 (1977) = 4, ok ..so i am 34. This year too, i have started to dress up more and take better care of my skin. Better start now than later..not getting any younger.
Sorry MG for this sooo belated wish. But Happy Birthday anyway. May you have many more happier and healthier birthdays to come! You’re such a darling for still running around with your kids. You truly are young at heart. If you hadn’t revealed your age, truthfully I wouldn’t have an inkling that you were in your 40s! 😉
Thank you for the belated wishes Carolyn. You’ll find that the older you become, they younger you are in thought, really! 🙂