The Older I Get, the Better I Was

May 4, 2010 · 6 comments

This is a guest post by Kissie. See her bio at the end of the article.

I am not ashamed to admit that there are probably more days of my life behind me than there are before me. Just recently becoming a new grandmother, I’ve been spending more time than I expected I would with my new grandchild. She is truly a bundle of joy. After keeping sweet baby Kass overnight so her parents could get a full night’s rest, I realized the stork didn’t deliver everything he did when he dropped my children at the door; vitality and endurance.

What happened to the agility I had when Kassie’s mom was a baby of two weeks? Where’s the strength, the stamina, where did it all go? It dawned on me – I’m not as young as I used to be as shown below.

It’s all happening so fast so I’ve come up with a few ways to make time pass slowly.

  • Call a different repairman every day and wait for them to show.
  • Talk to all of the cell phone and cable companies about their plans and have them tell me the difference between them and the next company and why I should choose their service.
  • Open and read all of the emails in my spam folder.
  • Call a government or city office and stay on hold until someone answers and after they transfer me, continue to hold.
  • Make friends and spend a lot of time with an overly opinionated couple.

Since I’m having so much fun on this ride, I’ll continue enjoying Baby Kass and the rest of my family as long and as well as I can. When Twitter, Facebook, and all of my other social media networks have been taken away from me, I’ll find the next passing trend to keep me occupied and move this phase of my life to the “THEN” column. Yes, I’m getting older. But I’m also getting better at the things I do now.

Now what is it that I was doing? Oh, stuffing and lifting my bra takes time and precision.

Kissie has a reputation for making others laugh at her own expense by sharing her personal stories that has taught her some of life’s greatest lessons. She has earned the respect of those she connects with daily through social media and in her daily walk. Kissie is a proud first time grandma who has been showering her new family addition with, you guessed it, lots of kisses!

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Mari May 4, 2010 at 10:05 am

Welcome to Hal’s blog! You had me chuckling through this, Kissie. I became a grandma rather early, at 37, giving our first grandson the benefit of my high energy level. It’s fun to have a grandbaby to shower with kisses. My particular joy was finally having someone who’d listen to me sing!

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Marvin D Wilson May 4, 2010 at 11:36 am

Well as long as you can “stuff and life your bra with precision” I’d say you’re still very good to go, Grandma. (soft little giggle) – That’s fuuunny. Thanks for having Kissie on your blog, Hal, I’m a big fan of hers, she writes well and has this endearing knack for making people smile and laugh. Enjoyed this piece, Kissie, made me smile … thanks!

The Old Silly
.-= Marvin D Wilson´s last blog ..Professor Old Silly’s Tutorial Tuesday – Moron Dialog =-.

Hal Brown May 4, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Hi Marvin, I was extremely happy when Kissie said she would write a guest post. I too am one of her fans. Thanks for the comment.

Marvin D Wilson May 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

You’re welcome, and a fringe benefit is finding this blog of yours which I like very much. Will have to stop back often. :)

The Old Silly

Kevin M. May 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Great post Kissie! I love your title! :)
.-= Kevin M.´s last blog ..8 things we need to quit =-.

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