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Dept. of Mondays

Adulting Is Haaaaaard

And I'm 61. 

Also, writing is getting less hard. 

But I'm still 61. 

Faced with further contemplation of all those facts, I am going to bed. 

Bonus comment. I have new slippers, about which I am overwhelmingly excited. 

See previous comments about being 61. 

ETA: Augh. I should have made it clear that yesterday was not my birthday, which was back last September. I was just whining about being old. Thanks to all for the birthday wishes, they will make my 62nd birthday, eight months or so from now, extra nice. 

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Jan. 10th, 2017 04:04 am (UTC)
Dude. New slippers are exciting no matter WHAT age.

And I'm glad to hear writing is getting easier. Though I'm dismayed that adulting doesn't. Dammit.

Jan. 10th, 2017 04:09 pm (UTC)
Slippers, yaaaaaayyyy!!!

I was saying over on DW that I had been whining about it when I stopped and realized that I'd been an adult, technically at least, for 40 years. What right did I have to whinge? Ah, well.

And yes, writing has gotten a tad easier.

*hugs back*
Jan. 10th, 2017 05:13 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! Regardless of the progression of ages, I hope it was a good one. Slippers are good for sure.
Jan. 10th, 2017 04:10 pm (UTC)
Heh ... in my edit I mention that it isn't my birthday, which is actually in September, so I'll be 62 this coming September. I just made my message unclear. I'll save your wishes for next September, when they will be extra nice.
Jan. 14th, 2017 12:39 pm (UTC)
Ah, oops! I misread the "and" part, not as a continuation of your title but more like "aaaaaand". No need for me to accelerate those birthdays ;)
Jan. 14th, 2017 04:12 pm (UTC)
That was an easy misread to make, given that I didn't make myself too clear.
Jan. 10th, 2017 02:15 pm (UTC)
Was it for this I uttered prayers,
And sobbed, and cursed, and kicked the stairs,
That now, domestic as a plate,
I should retire at half-past eight?

--"Grown-Up," Edna St. Vincent Millay
Jan. 10th, 2017 04:19 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. That's perfect. Utterly perfect.

Thank you!
Jan. 10th, 2017 07:36 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite poems, along with:

"Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand;
Come and see my shining castle built upon the sand!"

She really had a way with words.
Jan. 10th, 2017 09:24 pm (UTC)
I remember Edna St. Vincent Millay from school, but I haven't read her since then. I like the excerpts you gave me here, so I should look more of her up.
Jan. 10th, 2017 02:20 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, still! A good part of age is in the mind, and your mind is quicker, more open and more brilliant than that of a great many youngsters I know ;) (Though I understand the body reminds one of less pleasant aspects! My mother gets that a lot ;))
Jan. 10th, 2017 04:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the very kind words! It's actually not my birthday (which I said in an edit to this post); I was just really unclear that I was simply meditating on my age and feeling it rather more than usual.

And yes, one's body does indeed remind one - occasionally with a crowbar.
Jan. 11th, 2017 01:32 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, okay, sorry :)

*grimaces and hugs*
Jan. 11th, 2017 10:59 pm (UTC)
A Very Merry Unbirthday to You
Jan. 14th, 2017 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: A Very Merry Unbirthday to You
Heh - very British musical hall, which was a little bit brilliant of Disney to use in that case.

And yes, I believe I should celebrate all 364 of my Unbirthdays on a regular basis.
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