Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Half-Century? Seriously?

Yes, really.

Today is my birthday - I'm a half-century old.

I only feel that old in the morning - getting up can be a bitch some days. Lately, with all the chaos, my brain feels much older than my body. Not a good feeling at all.

Screw that.

It's not the age, it's the mileage, and trust me, this body has a lot of wear and tear. This year I had my first tangle with cancer - skin cancer - a small spot that wouldn't heal. Had it removed and all is well. Still, it scared the hell out of me.

I've got two published novels - and they sell a few copies here and there. I've still got the old mare, the dogs and my husband. I've been married for 10 years and lived through some very hard times.

I think it is utterly fascinating to watch 'Occupy Wall Street' after seeing the protests against the Vietnam War and for Civil Rights. The hippies are gathering because this is all about the Republican tax cuts financed by cuts in social services.

There may be a 'Conservative Movement' after this, but I doubt it. We are seeing the end of the GOP's perceived power. The people are rising up against the government's refusal to do anything for them.

I'm very happy to see it happen this year. It has renewed my faith in the Cosmic Balance.

Happy Birthday to my cousin and me!

5 comments:

Charlie Rice said...

Happy Birthday! 50 is some milestone, congratulations. Enjoy the day. :)

Cyndi Tefft said...

Happy birthday! Mine is coming up right after yours (on the 20th). *Libra fist bump*

:)

Ms Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!

Webbiegrrl Writer said...

I completely missed this--no surprise, Sunday is my longest day of work and I don't get a day off again really until Thursday, today--so BELATED happy happy joy joy!

I had no idea I was a year older than you, though. I thought we were the same age. I turn 51 on November 7th. It's a Monday this year (for a change). I'm so used to it being on election day, but this year it's just the weekend we "lose" an hour of time. Figures. I think I lost a lifetime of hours somewhere. Let me know if you find them in your journey back through your memories!

Ms Kitty said...

Actually, I AM 51 - I just didn't admit to my age for an entire year.

I totally ignored my last birthday.

This year I feel lucky to have made it.

This year has SUCKED.