== today I am fifty-five point five ==

Today I am 55 1/2. Hey, I'm just barely OVER THE SPEED LIMIT! There must be some metaphor for my life in this. Normally I don't notice my "half-birthday," but for some reason I realized that today is a special half-birthday for me - my 55.5.

So I made two resolutions. First, I am going to start doing yoga or some kind of exercise for flexibilty. Becky and Suzie said, "Now mom, don't get discouraged, because yoga isn't very fun." They know me well. My second 55.5 resolution is to try to be more "conscious." To not always be in auto-mode or in other words "non-thinking mode." Yesterday, here in Las Vegas where we are visiting Suzie & Winston, I left a sack in a shopping cart, and then later, I left my purse in a restaurant. In both cases we had to get in the car and go back to the places and I was just lucky there were still there. Arghh. So now I am making myself stop and think before I move on. "Do I have my purse?" Do I have my cell?" "Do I have my coat or bags or whatever?" It's not funny.


Eileen said...

That so makes me laugh! That is so ME! Five years from now (I just turned 50), I'm in for some SERIOUS trouble. You are a darling 55.5. Cute post.

Nancy Thompson Mahler said...

Debbie- I stated Yoga 2 months ago and my sister Kristine and her daughter have come with me the last 2 times. I LOVE IT AND SO DO THEY!!!
I can't tell you how great it makes me feel, I wish I could do it everyday.

It feels so good. Just Do It!!!

Teresa said...

Debbie, I think that leaving your purse and doing those things is just YOU! It's endearing! But, OK, go ahead and start thinking consciously if you want! You entertain me!
AND, I don't do Yoga, but good for you and Nancy. Very good.
Oh, Happy 55.5!! Clever. Man, I hate getting older, I woke up in a panic the other morning thinking about my age! ACK!

Becky said...

You can do it! Go mom!

Nancy Thompson Mahler said...

Do it Deb and take Teresa with you, it feels so dang good and better each week:)