Sic et Non

That’s Latin for “Yes and No”.  That’s how I feel about being 60.

In the YES category are:

  • I don’t care what people think about me, because I like me.  If they don’t like what I’m doing, then it sucks to be them.
  • I actually like the way I look, wrinkles and all.  My face and the gray in my hair says “life well lived”
  • I’m in the best shape of my life. I pretty much weigh what I did when I graduated from high school and I can carry a 50 pound bale of hay as far as I need to.  I can even run up the driveway without breaking a sweat or even panting.
  • I speak with authority because, damn it, I’m 60.  I know stuff about life that a 20 year old doesn’t.
  • So far, my body is working just the way it should and my blood pressure is the envy of a 30 year old.

In the NO category are:

  • I’m 60.  That’s 10 years away from being 70.  Holy smokes, how did I ever get to be so old?  And why, if I am this old, don’t I feel old?  Geez, I hope I never “feel old”, and the years never catch up to me.



3 Responses to Sic et Non

  1. I will be 70 in February & I still don’t feel old. My doctor keeps telling me all these diseases that I have (if I do where are the symptoms?). My hair is mostly gray now with a few auburn strands still sprinkled throughout. I weighed 98 lbs. when I graduated high school so as I’ve gotten older I’ve gained (and lost and gained and lost and gained) a “few” lbs. But I love this life that God has given me in spite of the man I was married to for 26 years who left me for another. I am a survivor with God’s grace & His constant help. I didn’t want to date & emphatically told God so!!! Therefore, He simply brought the man to me. I told God that I did not want a young whippersnapper nor did I want an old goat….so he gave me a man 5 yrs. younger than me who acts like an old goat (at times)!!! Be careful what you ask God for!! He does have a sense of humor!!! LOL Even though your life has changed Denise I sincerely hope that you will continue writing your beautiful Medieval stories!! Bes of luck to you & God bless and keep you from all harm!!! Hugs!!!

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