Monday, March 06, 2006

Aging 101

Me, Mom and FabDame at Kerry Park

Seattle skyline and Mt. Rainier as seen from Kerry Park

You haven't lived until you've spent a weekend partying with a bunch of eighty-somethings. If not for the fact that they typically go to bed shortly after dinnertime, I'd be dead. I'm sure FabDame will second that.

Here's the lineup:

Mom = 81
Mom's Boy Toy, Bill = 88
Mom's friend, Ginny = 84 (I think)
Mom's friend, Naomi = 80 (possibly 81)

And all of them swilling beer, martinis and double-shot espressos like it was the end of the world. Maybe because it's the end of the world. They all have better figures and better social lives than me, too. Bitches. Guess tighter skin will just have to satisfy me for now. Neener neener. Oh, and I can stay awake longer -- although not by much -- and Bill, I still have my teeth. Heeheeheehee.

Ah. Small pleasures.

So, the weekend was spent laughing, drinking, eating, then laughing, drinking and eating some more. We paid a side visit to a casino for some rousing hands of blackjack and only lost half our money. The sun shone the entire time. It always shines in Seattle when I'm there. I think it's my influence but FabDame argues it's hers. The last day Mt. Rainier came out and from Kerry Park, which is about three blocks from Mom's home, we took pictures.

The highlight of the weekend was when Mom told me and FabDame how our maturity impressed her.

*checking calendar*

Not sure, but I think I achieved that about twenty years ago. Well, at least ten. Okay, who's laughing? Stop it now.

Still, mother-love rocks and it's kinda nice to still be considered a kid in your mid-forties!

Now it's back to normal life until I can return and get more lessons on how to grow old. I can't think of a better, more beautiful place to do it, either.


Blogger THIS! Christine said...

Sounds like you had a grand time with the Grand-folks. Mumsy sounds like a helluva woman. (Of course you had to get you joy of life from somehwere, right?)


March 06, 2006 5:41 PM  

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