Sit down and kick your feet up, because boy do I have a tale to tell.
Secondly, over the past couple days I have had the craziest desire to garden and work in my little yard. I actually want to cut the grass and groom the bushes. (Not sure of the terminology - sorry.) I basically want to go all Edward Scissorhands on my backyard. And I cannot figure out why! My plans for tonight? Home Depot!! Why? Because I want to buy some flowers to plant. Again - really?! This MUST be an activity that 30 somethings and older really enjoy. It must be.
I didn't go out for Cinco de Mayo. Yep. That's right. This girl passed up the opportunity to go out with her younger sister and friends for chips, salsa and margaritas. What did I do instead? I sat at the family cottage (in the rain) with my parents and a few other older family members talking about politics and healthy food options. Why? Duh... This must be an activity that 28 year olds enjoy as they hike to 30... It's really the only reason that makes a tad bit of sense.
Lastly, as I was cooking dinner last night for my guy, I realized (after sampling a bit of the horribly rotten mozzarella in the fridge) that I needed to make a run to the grocery store. I grabbed a ball of fresh mozzarella and a bottle of red wine. I was digging for my ID and the young kid at the check out looked at me and said "I assume you're over twenty-one, right?!" Horrified I stopped digging and looked up at him. My response "Yes, actually I am rounding 30." (He didn't need to know I am a month away from 28.) His response "Wow ma'am, you look good for your age." Ma'am? Ma'am! I know I am in the south but really?
So with 2 years, 1 month, and 4 days left until I turn 30 - I am realizing I better live it up and enjoy my last few days of being a 'footloose and fancy free twenty-something!'
I am also realizing that there are plenty of perks for getting older - despite the obvious early bird specials, free coffee at McD's, and AARP benefits... 1. My house may actually stay a bit cleaner. 2. I may find that I have new hobbies and my yard might look nicer than a neighbors yard one day. 3. I don't have to wait 2 hours for a table at a delicious Mexican restaurant for a holiday I don't understand when I can get in right away on May 6th. 4. I may not have to show my ID anymore when buying wine. "Express Check Out?" Don't mind if I do!
The silver lining I suppose.