Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ode to Old

Fifty three:

the odd pain in the knee
....
constantly feeling the need to pee
(especially when I laugh or sneeze!)
......
but I can clearly see
---
the alternative, I'd rather not be.

So, okay, the Bag Lady is not much of a poet, but she did survive another birthday.

Edited to add: Thanks, Hilary, for this:



Glad my terrible poetry made you smile!

29 comments:

solarity said...

Happy birthday!
Don't mention knees to me.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

The Book Nut said...

You're only as old as you feel! I'm 36 but we replaced mattresses yesterday at the hotel I work for, 110 beds total! I feel really old today! :) But come Christmas morning I'm going to be 10 again! :)

Happy Birthday!

Gail said...

Happy Birthday.

the Bag Lady said...

Oops, sorry, Mary Anne! :)

Book Nut - After changing 110 mattresses, anyone would feel a little old!

Gail - thanks!

Leah J. Utas said...

Good one, Bag Lady. I feel the same way and I'm a dewy-eyed young thing of 52.

Geosomin said...

Happy birthday!
I hope you had a most wonderful day :)

the Bag Lady said...

Leah - I could have gone on and on, but my stamina isn't what it used to be, either! :)

Geo - thanks! It was a lovely birthday.

CherylK said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! LOVE your Ode to Old. You are a very, very clever. xxoo

the Bag Lady said...

Awww, thanks, Cheryl! :)

messymimi said...

I wish you many happy returns of the day, Bag Lady!

Have a beautiful day.

Hilary said...

Awww Happy Birthday, you silly, young thing! :)

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, messymim!

Hilary - thanks!

Charlotte said...

Happy Birthday!!! And I pee when I cough or laugh too:) Weak pelvic floor unite!

Reb said...

Well done you old bag! :)
Each of those pains has been earned, just like the wrinkles, um, laugh lines!

kcinnova said...

I could have written that and I'm a few weeks shy of 45.
Let's just pretend we are young, hearty and hale, shall we?

the Bag Lady said...

Charlotte - I hate to break it to you - it just gets worse as you get older! :)

Reb - Yes, I've earned them all (and a few that I didn't really have to work all that hard for!)

kcinnova - I'm all for the pretending! Might even convince myself, for a little while, at least!

JavaChick said...

Happy Birthday!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, JC! :)

slommler said...

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas
Congrats on your POTW!!
Hugs
SueAnn

gaelikaa said...

Well Bag Lady, let me put it this way. It could be worse. A lot worse. At least you're still there.

Happy birthday and merry Christmas from me too!

the Bag Lady said...

slommler - thanks so much! Merry Christmas to you, too.

gaelikka - yes, I suppose that is true! Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

Out on the prairie said...

You are only as old
As you want to be
Act sixteen if you want
And it may make you feel seventy.

Happy Birthday with a poem, boy are you ever young!

Reb said...

congrats on the POTW

the Bag Lady said...

Out on the prairie - Thanks! Some days I still feel 16.... most days, not.

Reb - thanks, sis!

Linda said...

Isn't it an example of multi-tasking when you sneeze and pee at the same time?

the Bag Lady said...

Linda - YES! LOL(and thanks for making me multi-task.....)

June said...

A belated happy birthday wish from one of your elders. Hang onto that sense of humor. It's the only thing that's got a chance of gettin' better. :-\

And congratulations on your POTW!

CherylK said...

Where have I been???? I just noticed you are a POTW so I had to come back to tell you congratulations! Well deserved, my friend.

the Bag Lady said...

June - thanks! The sense of humour is sometimes the only asset I have!

Cheryl - thank you!