Monday, July 7, 2008

Am I getting old???

This is the scarf the I finished knitting Thursday night...... Mr CurlyPops wore it to work on Friday and not one person even noticed that he was wearing a lovely handknitted scarf......

Anyway, I was sitting in bed lastnight in my pyjamas at 9.30 knitting yet another scarf and watching Valentines Day on the ABC when it suddenly dawned on me...... I think I'm getting old!
I rifled through my bedside drawer to find a notepad and pencil and made a list of reasons why I think I'm getting old......

  • I'm going to the hairdresser today to have some more foils put in to cover the greys
  • I'm knitting in bed and loving it
  • I'm watching far too many tv programs on the ABC and SBS
  • I can watch the 5PM news, then the 6PM news, then the 7PM news
  • I'd prefer to watch a documentary than a comedy
  • I'd prefer to curl up on the couch with a dvd than go to the movies
  • I'd rather go out for breakfast, than dinner
  • I only wear comfortable shoes (and undies)

Maybe that last one was far too much information!

Hmmmm, time for a cup of tea and a biccie......



34 comments:

edward and lilly said...

Oh my gosh, don't worry I can totally relate to all of these (except the news). Hmmm... maybe I'm getting old too :)

Sherrin said...

heheheh! I'm there with you sister! (except the foils bit :P) Pass a biccie would you?

angelique said...

Your not getting old your just getting all comfy like! I've been like that for years now and I love it:)

Marita said...

At least you didn't try and enrol in an overlocking class on a Friday night...no, you're not getting old, just content. My 30's have been the best to date!

Hannah said...

I was thinking the same thing the other night while knitting a scarf in bed. I think it is just being content with life.

Serena said...

Hee hee.. I totally agree with the first and last comments.. (although I had to start colouring my hair early.. I had my first grey hair at 18.. grr... not happy Jan)

flossy-p said...

hmm, I'm nodding at far too many items on your list... what's happening to us!? :D

I LOVE that you had to immediately make a list.. I think that in itself may say more than the items on the list ;)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Oh no! If that list makes you old, it makes me old too! Except for the foils and the knitting, but if we substituted knitting for another crafting activity....

twocheeseplease said...

I think you are getting old! BUT I don't think there's anything wrong with it because there are several kinds of getting old, and you seem to be going down the good path!

More and more I'm seeking comfort instead of hipster-tighty-clingy jeans, or shoes that bite the backs of your heels, or underpants that wind up halfway up your crack by noon.

I do think it's so adorable that you ran off to make a list though!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

How your post made me smile. I can't knit, but the rest of the list looks very familiar. I would only add that I'm also partial to the 11am news and frequently make comments about "the young people of today".

MildlyCrafty said...

I love that so many people have said "me too". :)

I don't think its about getting old though, it's about being comfortable with who you are and confident enough to say, bugger what's fashionable, I'm going to do what I like!

I'm with you all the way! (esp the comfy undies!!)

Leni & Rose said...

Yes, yes, yes, I'm working my way down the list...yes, yes...my, I'm old too!!!! But if this is old, then it's great (and very comfy!). I'd love a tea and biccie.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your post made me smile! I could so relate (apart from the documentaries and foils!). BTW your hubby's scarf looks awesome - love the colour!

Danielle said...

I can tick far more than 1 of the above! Love the scarf too. You are becoming quite the knitter!

Drewzel said...

If you're old, then so am I, 'cause I do the same! (except I don't watch the news.)
And alas, the general populace don't necessarily understand or recognise the love and care that goes into handknitted items.
(Scarf is ace by the way!)

JustJess said...

What a great scarf - and a great hubby for wearing hand-knitted! I too am old (drinking tea puts me in this category according to one source), but I am PROUD of being old! Go us 1974-oldies!

Cass said...

I think I'm old too and except for the knitting in bed (only because I can't knit)

SadieandLance said...

Me too me too me too! All of them!! Especially comfy shoes and undies and the news after news after news!

The scarf looks great. And maybe ur husby's colleagues were just too jealous to mention it?!

Ulla said...

You young people don't know what you are calling getting old! You have just stopped being adolescents and started appreciating comfort :o). I'm feeling that I'm getting old because I have to puff and blow when I pick up something from the floor or lace my shoes etc, or my joints hurt, or I remember things from the 50's. Enjoy your comfort and your growing up!

mill said...

Well I'm in my 20s and I do a lot of the things on your list! (though luckily no grey hairs yet but I may have just jinxed myself ;)) I watch the news/ABC/SBS in bed while knitting (in comfortable underwear - and other clothes...lol)! (although the only underwear I own is comfortable haha)

thunder road said...

Right there with every one of you! Yay to early nights and bed-crafting!

Sharon said...

Oh welcome to my world! Could we add that policemen and doctors now look ridiculously young too!

jesska said...

I saw a t-shirt on Brunswick Street yesterday that said "Staying in is the new going out"

...so maybe we're not getting old after all, just hip to what's good for us... or, ahem, in strong denial :)

Claire F said...

Ha! I ticked all your boxes there, cept I am too crap at knitting to do it in bed, but I'm practising! Maybe when we are 'real old ladies' we'll be hitting the clubs and staying out all night (again!!)

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Kirsty said...

I love the sound of that T-shirt Jesska.

Breakfast dates are the best.

kristy said...

I can so relate to you!!! I was sitting in the car today doing hand sewing as people walked by... not up to foiling my greys yet but definately love my cup of tea and watching the news too!

one little acorn said...

Well you certainly aren't alone! Sounds like you're going to have a few friends join you for that cup of tea and bickie! Hope you've got enough to go around!

meg's threads said...

Here Here!! Right there with you baby! ... and I need reading glasses

BigCat said...

I hate it when noone notices hand made goodies.

I love your list. It's so spot on. At least we are all getting old together.

Jodie said...

yes to all of the above - isn't it wonderful.
You have won something on my blog but I still don't know where to send it........ could you email me when you get out of bed???
Jodie

Ruth said...

ha ha ha... hee hee hee... too funny!
Very true though.... lol

Annie said...

Oh dear ... I think I'm getting old too.

Beth J said...

Maybe your hubbie's work colleagues thought it was a bought one!

Wait... I do all of these (except knit in bed, because I don't knit, but I do draw stuff in bed! And I dye my hair because it's a HORRID mouse blonde colour... and it looks grey if I leave it for just a day without washing it!). I think it's being confident, comfortable and honest with yourself abit doesn't have anything to do with age!