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12 Ways You Know You’re Getting Effing Older


I Loved Madonna!!!

I Loved Madonna!!!

 

1.      You tell a student at school that you like her lacy, black Madonna gloves–and she

 

retorts,  “Who is Madonna,  Mrs. Robinson?   ((SIGH))

 

 

2.      You notice a hot pair of jeans you had worn in high school at The Goodwill and

 

they’re in the Halloween section.  (Seriously, dudes?)

 

 

3.       A handsome young hunk with piercing blue eyes smiles at you at the grocery store.

 

(Yeah, you still have it, Kim).

 

“Hey,  Mrs. Robinson,  remember me?   You were one of my teachers in Kindergarten.  ((Double Sigh)).

 

 

4.       You’re watching The Hangover.  It comes to the part where the guy finds the

 

tiger in the bathroom.  You laugh so hard,  you need to excuse yourself to change your

 

Victoria Secret underwear.  (WTF?)

 

 

5.        You’re forced to click the son-of-a-bitching box at the clinic, which says, 45-55

 

age group.  ( but you want to click,  it’s none of your bloody business, idiot! asshole ).

 

 

6.       Your supervisor is 25 years old and calls you mom.  (Life isn’t fair).

 

 

7.       In the beginning,  you thought 50 Shades of Gray was a paint color at Menards.

 

 

8.       You can’t remember your “real” hair color.   ( but you feel deeply blonde).

 

 

9.       At your last reunion,  you turn to your girlfriends, exclaiming,  “I think we’re at the

 

wrong place.  These old people look like our teachers!”

 

 

 

10.     You might say, yes, yes, yes to another baby,  but your uterus says,  no, no, no!

 

 

 

11.        Partying now means:  Staying home with a nice bottle of Merlot, warm blankets,

 

& Orange is the New Black.  (Don’t you just LOoooooVE Crazy Eyes?)

 

 

 

12.       Your imperfections are (Finally) transforming into beautiful,  dynamic,

 

meaningful segments of the real “You.”

 

 

Now,  this is the best part!

 

 

—Darling,  Reader,   what are your thoughts about growing older?  Give me some insight into your experience.

 

 

A Note—–   My Favorite Empowering Video This Week:    WATCH HERE!!!! 


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  • Reply
    elizabeth
    March 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I just feel like I am never going to get old. My soul is still in her20s and I stay up to date on things and I know it is all about the bass. 🙂 xoxo
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    Debbie
    March 15, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Kim, I love #5 and #9 — so good and so true! Remember, dear, age is a number. Doesn’t have a THING to do with how you feel. I’ve known 20-year-olds who felt ancient and 80-year-olds who are so joyful and youthful it’s a delight to be around them! Rock whatever age you are, and you’ll be just fine!!
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    Lisa Gordon
    March 15, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Seriously, Kim, I am laughing so hard right now.
    On a more serious note, I kind of like getting older. I find I worry less about “stupid” stuff, and enjoy simple moments much more.

    Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

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    Elephant's Child
    March 15, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I don’t mind getting older.
    I am a LOT more comfortable in my skin – even though there is a lot more skin in which to be comfortable. I wouldn’t be a teenager again for anyone.
    My thirties were nice, but today is fine too. I can’t get over them hiring doctors/policepersons right out of school though…
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    Tia
    March 15, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    At least we have each other to grow old with. I love you

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    Carrie Rubin
    March 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Ha, jeans ending up in the Halloween section. Too funny! I think I had a pair or two of those in my day.

    I recently discovered a cure for feeling older. I went to see “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” and my husband and I were by far the youngest people there. I think a bus brought a group of people from a nursing home. Hey, I wasn’t about to complain. Plus, it was hilarious to see all those septuagenarians swoon when Richard Gere came on the screen.
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    Jodi Aman
    March 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I get to boss everyone around and have it ALL my way. Booya!
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    Ellen M. Gregg
    March 15, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I love-love-love growing older, sweet Kim.
    ♥ I love how it empowers me.
    ♥ I love how I care ever less about what other people think, and about the “shoulds” of most anything.
    ♥ I love how I know, more and more, who I am, and own her with every breath I take.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day (almost) and Happy Spring (almost, almost)! xoxo

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    Brenda Lee
    March 15, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Lol I love these Kim! Can’t stop laughing!
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      My Inner Chick
      March 16, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      O’ to make you laugh. This is soo Sweet, Brenda Lee. xx

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    nan @ lbddiaries
    March 15, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Very hysterical post – love it! I’m having too much fun to even pay attention to age. I have found that, like others have said, it’s really and truly all in your mind, you become more comfortable with who you are, you blow off stuff that really isn’t important, and you have a confidence that some air-headed bippy blonde checkout girl can’t shake. Sure others might “try” to make you feel old but I look at it this way: they’re just young and stupid (really, really stupid), and they just don’t know. The last time one of them tried to intimidate me, I just thought, “Hey stupid, you’re here, slaving over a makeup counter, making minimum wage, selling makeup to me – someone who doesn’t have to work. How dumb does that make you to sneer at me?”

    Where I am now is one of the best places I’ve ever been.
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    Debi
    March 15, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I love all the mental mellowing that comes with age, but I am not loving the Sharpei puppy skin. At. All.
    xo
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    Meditating mummy
    March 15, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I love this post. Too funny, Letting go Kim, that’s what I like about getting older. Being who I am, not taking crap. I like surprising people with their labeling of me, I laugh a lot and feel like a 20 year old most of the time, unless my knees hurt when I run or my back aches when I get out of bed 🙂
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    Monica
    March 15, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I LOVE Crazy Eyes and can’t wait for the show to come back. I love your list, too.

    #4 is so spot on! Funny and sad, all at once. Sigh.
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    Amy Tong
    March 15, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    All these points give me good laugh….and I can totally relate! So, I guess I have to admit I am getting old. I especially love #11! I guess I’m still a party girl, after all! LOL
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    TheKitchenLioness
    March 16, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Dear Kim, love your post, love your list and you made me laugh on this Monday morning which is turning into a really, wonderful spring morning!
    Thank you for all your wonderful work!!!
    Sending many hugs and kisses from afar,
    Andrea

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    Mandy
    March 16, 2015 at 5:10 am

    What a lovely read Kim, thank you dear!
    Sadly I am not at all accepting about getting older. I have huge issues with my arms I can no longer wear bare and cover them to my elbows. I am continually told it is all in my head and then show people what I mean and then they say “yes but only you see it”. I hate that my face is all wrinkled so young and Pete won’t allow me to go for botox or fillers despite the fact I know it will boost my confidence to where I will be the person I should be.
    I get all flappy on OCD like when I feel like this and appease myself with tiding cupboards and making everything all neat and tidy around me, that really does calm my soul.
    Love, love, love to you my sweet Kim.
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxo
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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    March 16, 2015 at 6:30 am

    O Kim, you are making my Monday! LOL
    I used to buy lots of black clothes, now I look for bright and colourful ones..that’s the sign of getting old.
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    lisa thomson-the great escape
    March 16, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I’m not growing any older—until I look in the mirror or see how big my kids are. I love #12, Kim. It is so true and that is the beauty of aging. You’re still rockin’ those jeans and you’ve still ‘got it’!
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    Jann
    March 16, 2015 at 11:47 am

    You funny girl, you. You’re young at heart–that’s clear to see! That’s way more important than a silly ole’ number. Thanks for the grins. xxxxxxxxxxooooooo
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    Coffee and Crumpets
    March 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Oh goodness, all of those resonate with me! I’m just happy that I don’t have to resort to hair colour quite yet! Not too much grey yet.
    I don’t mind getting older, I suppose because it’s allowing me to not give a shit! I honestly dont care what people think. I spent a lot of time in my younger years worrying about this and that. But I do miss having the guys at my beck and call 😉
    I miss fluttering them eyelashes 🙂
    On the whole. It’s not too bad but I wish I had less responsibility!
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    Porkstar
    March 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Your back starts hurting and cracking after 5 minutes of sitting down or staying up. And white hairs start coming out of places where there were no hairs at all…. 🙁
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    ladyfi
    March 16, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Ha ha — loved this! It’s awesome growing old in some ways as we’re more likely to be filled with self-confidence.
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    Deborah Batterman
    March 17, 2015 at 6:48 am

    This playful list of yours just about covers the waterfront . . . . On the physical front, I often joke about more food particles getting stuck between teeth as a marker of age. On the spirit front, here’s a thought: you spend the first half of your life collecting things and the second half divesting (which is both sad and liberating).

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    Britton Swingler
    March 17, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Growing older is a great ride so far: I love the maturity that comes with it; the kind that lets you be immature whenever you want to without feeling guilty about it. 🙂
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    Sandra
    March 17, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I’ve always told my kids that nothing gets old but clothes and shoes and eventually they come back in style!
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    Debbie
    March 17, 2015 at 10:24 am

    My Dear Kim,
    “Old age is no place for sissy’s “, is one of my favorite sayings!!
    I now need an hour just to pluck my chin, before leaving the house!! Not fair!!! On the bright side I hardly ever have to shave my legs!!!
    Have I told you lately that I love you?????

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    Dad
    March 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Age is only a number, it depends how you feel, usually if you feel good you also look good.
    Love You
    Dad

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    Charlene Ross
    March 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    People have real hair colors? I love your list. What I do not love is waiting (a lot) longer to get served when I stand at the bar.

    What I do love is not really giving a sh*t about what people think about me. (Most of the time!)

    But I will tell you what I think about you… You are funny, sexy, beautiful and amazing!
    xoxo
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    Jeri
    March 17, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I don’t feel my age, so here’s to hoping my 40’s will be better than my 30’s in so many ways. I like growing older because I feel more myself every year. Getting to know one’s self is definitely a life-long journey. Plus, my best friend is 18 years older than me. I’ve always gravitated toward old folks I guess 😉
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    Lady Jennie
    March 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I’m just delighted with this list. I relate!!!!!

    I feel so much younger than I look (am). I’m sure I will when I’m in a nursing home too.
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    Choc Chip Uru
    March 17, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Ok so now I know what to expect when I get a bit older 😛
    I look forward to seeing the imperfections transformation!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    marie
    March 18, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Oh My! Kim you are fabulous at making me laugh out loud. Who is Madonna? I still have a hard time getting the idea that some people don’t know Madonna. I mean, Madonna, come on… It’s sacrilege.
    What bothers me a bit is when young guys start calling me Madam (!).
    But getting older seems quite good too, as I do take life less seriously and maybe I am getting a little wiser too, which can only do me good.
    xxxxxxxxxx from me to you.
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    Dana
    March 18, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I owned a pair of those lace gloves – a few pairs, actually. Along with a sparkly Michael Jackson glove. Need I say more?
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      My Inner Chick
      March 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Dana,
      I really want to see those Lacy Madonna gloves!!! xxx

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    Chris Carter
    March 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    HA! Yes to ALL of these. The old students part- oh do I get that. I’ve been to old student’s weddings, and baby showers… I knew them when they were in first grade!! *SO old*

    I just ran into a kid that I used to have over to babysit to help another mom out- he was twice my size and said he still remembers my animal chicken nuggets I fed him. LOL First of all, how ADORABLE. And secondly? I’m freaking shrinking. The kid was TALL, but. 🙂
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    Hotly Spiced
    March 18, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Oh Kim – what a great list! Having just started my ‘relationship’ with Tiago the Brazilian, I can tell you that it’s when he says to look in the mirror as you lift the weights. Twenty years ago I would have loved looking in the mirror. Now? Not so much xx
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    Renee Johnson
    March 19, 2015 at 3:45 am

    OMG Kim, this is sooooo funny, mainly because it is true! Yikes! I am so careful to sleep on my back now, although I am truly a side-sleeper, just because those darned pillow creases don’t pop out of my cheek three minutes after arising anymore. Fun post!
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    Annette Molitor
    March 19, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Kim, those are flipping hilarious. Can I identify with any of them? Yes uhm, which ones??? Oh golly, I forgot. I must be getting older. lol

    Little Chickie.

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    Shay from Trashy Blog
    March 19, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Oh, Kim, every single fcking one of them!! But at least we can laugh about it–especially with posts like this one. Hilarious and oh-so-true. Now if I can just figure out if these tears rolling down my face are from laughter or because the truth hurts…
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    beth teliho
    March 19, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Halloween store…..hahahahah

    And oh yeah, I’m 100% convinced that any hot young stud looking at me nowadays is going so because he thinks I’m a friend of his mom’s or something. I couldn’t be a cougar if I tried. *heavysigh*
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    hilary
    March 21, 2015 at 5:56 am

    I love this list… especially the part about the hair color…. I have no clue what mine is right now, but I fear totally fifty shades of gray!
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    Anna @ shenANNAgans
    March 23, 2015 at 3:50 am

    This post made me lol. Although I think #4 needs to be scrapped. That happened to me too. 🙂
    I love that people take me more seriously, and that I can wear what ever the heck I please and I really don’t care too much what people think.
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    Alison
    April 1, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Kim, you crack me up! #8 made me snort laugh (deeply blonde!)
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