Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Silly me. I thought once you turned fifty, you started missing out on things. However, tonight after watching the TLC (aka Totally, Loony, Crazy) channel, I realized my mistake.

The first show I watched was "I'm Pregnant ... And 55." Basically, the preggie in question was pregnant with her first child after trying for 14 years and many IVF procedures. She was also 55. But that wasn't so bad, because her husband was 64. After several pregnancy issues, she successfully gave birth to a healthy baby boy via Cesarean delivery. Yes, it changed their lives. Yes, she is exhausted. Yes, she will be 71 when her son started driving. But the good news is that as soon as she recovers, she and her husband will try again for a sibling.

The second show was "Toddlers and Tiaras." In tonight's episode, one prepubescent beauty was entering a pageant where her mom was also an entrant. The good news is that this particular pageant had a division for over 50-year-olds. My joy abounds. So, in addition to the toddler and her mom, now the grandma is going to enter. The lovely part is when the mom is yelling her the grandma's ear to "LOOK AT THE JUDGES." She also suggested to the grandma that they might get the sympathy vote if granny would fall down. This segment ended with mom doing her exercise routine on the home stripper pole.

So, in conclusion, to all my friends who are fifty, swiftly headed that way, or don't believe you'll ever get there (you will - and it will seem like tomorrow once you get there), here's some good news. Life is full of opportunities. We can have babies and be beauty queens. And I think we can manage that broken hip if we get that stripper pole!!
Things that make today great: shopping with MB; lunch with Lindley, Lynnette, Maribeth, and Molly; picture collage, Marilyn's snow pictures

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