The Middle Ages

It hit me over the head tonight that I’m middle-aged.  And it feels so cliché.

Antsy, I am (Yoda-attack!)

But I know me and I’ll come around.  I always do…I like that about myself.  But just now, jumping into a frozen lake in a couple of days isn’t enough to shake things up for me(I am participating in a local “Penguin Plunge” to raise money for Special Olympics Vermont).  As a domestic engineer and mother of 3, you can imagine there are enough tasks in the course of the weeks and months that I am never idle. I do a lot of stuff. Plenty of volunteering. And I LOVE my farm.  About 3-4 hours of chores a day is delightful when I’m doing them, but you know, the daily anything can sometimes get old.

I’ve got hobbies, too.  Plenty of them.

I could slap myself for complaining.  I know better.  But right now I just feel like complaining.  Also, it’s the S.A.D. time of year in which I have to tough it out for a few more weeks.   These days I can’t seem to get enough sleep and so when that passes, my outlook will very likely improve.   Also, I am a talkaholic and just admitting my quandary out loud(in cyberspace) has been therapeutic.

So don’t hold your breath.  You’re not going to get any reports of wild middle-aged shenanigans from me.  Too many people and critters depend on me before I will ever ride off into the sunset  🙂

"Where to, Mom?"

4 responses to “The Middle Ages

    • No lanyard yet. Maybe you’ll spring for one for my b.d. this year?!
      And, btw, I’ve always been a little slow on the uptake.

  1. Tammy, I’m right behind you creeping up on the “middle ages” and you are such a role model for me! We can be silly and sing and talk in funny accents and ride horses and twirl around with haybales for decades yet. I think the key will be a good attitude and the right company!

    • I am flattered to be YOUR role model. Among your other amazing accomplishments, you sing in a rock band that used to be called “Midlife Crisis!” (Though I think you are the young one in that crew, right?) I agree, we’ve got a lot of fun ahead of us and I think all the of fun I’ve been having has distracted me, contributing to this late onset of reality. I like the NPR article, too, that implies that 60 is the new 40!

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