2/19/09

S. O. B. Month

We’ve got our own month. Yippee!

February is “Spunky Old Broads” month.

Finally, a month for me.

I am spunky. I’m old (by my children’s standards anyway.) And I’m definitely broad.
I don’t want to change the spunky; I can’t change the old, except to get older. And I probably won’t change broad, unless to get broader.
This year, I’ll be 60. And you know what? I think I really like this age. Of course, it’s just as well, since there’s not a whole lot that can be done about that.
But I’m identifying with Erma Bombeck, Maxine and others who are comfortable being middle-aged and beyond.
Things that used to bother me don’t bother me now. I know longer wonder or worry about what other people think about me. What I’ve really learned is that it’s no need to wonder what others think about us because usually they don’t.
That’s right. Usually others aren’t thinking about us at all – good or bad.
One thing it means to be a Spunky Old Broad is that I usually embarrass my children. It’s not on purpose; it’s just by being me. Of course, that’s been going on for years.
And then there’s something else about being broad. I think my 11-month-old grandson likes the broad part. When I’m holding him, there’s a whole lot more skin to grab onto around my neck than around his mother’s.
Sometimes, at a banquet or dinner, when food is already on the table, I eat dessert first. I wouldn’t have done that 30 or so years ago. If it’s a dessert I really like, I certainly don’t want to fill up on the other stuff first! See? My priorities have changed.
Life is great, and being an S.O.B. is fantastic!

12 comments:

GoingLikeSixty.com said...

Welcome to Sixty and beyond.
Erma Bombeck is dead.
Have a nice day.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'll be 58 in September. I love it too. I'm so with you on all of this. Our priorities do indeed change and for the better.

Have a terrific day. :)

Sherry said...

GoingLikeSixty: Yep, I know Erma is dead, and Maxine isn't real. Maybe that's why I identify with both of 'em!

50s Housewife said...

You are so funny! I found that hitting 40 was sort of a milestone in becoming comfortable with myself. I still sometimes which I were a little thinner, but the rest doesn't bother me too much. :)

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have an impressive bio there. I guess I could say I'm an ex-PTA president (and don't care to be one ever again thank you very much). :)

dana wyzard said...

YOU GO GIRL!! I mean YOU GO BITCH!! wait..... YOU GO BROAD!! How's that? I turn SIXTY this year too! And I"ve noticed that the older the broad, the better the blog. Mainly, we have nothing to lose by speaking our mind.

What is my mind thinking about turning 60? "the next step is a doozy. It's six feet down." ARGHHHH

Sherry said...

Dana Wyzard: No, the next step isn't six feet down. That's the alternative to growing older. The next steps are the 60s, the 70s, the 80s -- and we'll see.

Bo said...

Hi Sherry...oh count me in the S.O.B. Club... I have all the qualifications for membership!!!
This was such a cute post...loved it. ;-) BO

Changes in the wind said...

Totally agree with you:)

Lorenzo said...

Dessert first is always a good move. Spunky is so much better than being called "crochety", isn't it? La'chiam!

Shinade said...

I just turned 52 in January and I love it!! My kids are out of my hair. Except for the occasional I need to cry mom phone call.

They are both well educated and successful. My husband is gone on the road quite a bit. but, I haven't made my mind up yet completely whether I really would like for him to be home all the time.

when he is here we have a good time. But, when he leaves I feel so free just being here with the old puter, my dog and cat.

I am more settled and than ever. I am finding this stage of life quite delightful too!

Oh yes I better say happy birthday now in case I forget..lol...old age ya' know!!:-)))

storyteller said...

I love it!!! I just celebrated my 64th birthday at Small Reflections yesterday with a collage of the GLORIOUS RAINBOW that greeted me as I went outside to feed the cat Monday morning ... and I'm DEFINITELY a member of Spunky Old Broads!!!
Hugs and blessings,

Karen said...

Ha! you had me at S.O.B.! I am one too, and I love it that I don't have to worry about what people think. I really don't care what they think. And the art of embarassing my kids--I think that is what I live for.

 
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