Wednesday, March 12, 2008

50-Something

Rita gave me the perfect birthday present, something I really love but don't have to find a place in my house to store. I love you, Rita, thank you!

Even my son forgot how old I am. I told him two years ago it was his duty to keep up with my age now. That I had given up and given that chore to him. :)

We were talking about being 50 and I said, we'll see what you think about being 50, wish I would be here to see what YOU think. And he said "You will be here when I am 50." And said, probably not, that would make me almost 90, I don't know if I will be here then. Then we laughed about how my old truck filled with junk would look like by then, with just a shape of a body amid all the junk where I would fit in to drive. I forget sometimes how hard it is the think of your parents not being with you your entire life. And how scary it must be for him sometimes ... but I hope he understands I will not be around to see him turn 40 or 50. I explained to him some time ago when we were talking about death that I have had such a great life and he was the ulitmate gift, that I was not afraid of death. That at his age, of course, death is feared. But at my age, it is not feared, especially when one has had such a wonderful life and blessed with such a great son. Then we moved on to YouTube to watch some rapping freestyle battles.

Of course, I completely understand, I can't imagine my life without my mom.

15 comments:

Right Brained Gal said...

Happy Birthday. Remember 50 is the new thirty!

JJO said...

Happy Birthday Kim! Hope you had a great day.

dee said...

Happy Birthday Dear Kim. Oh how I remember turning 50 ten years ago. I thought it was, by far, the worst birthday. Turns out there is much to be happy about. Physical changes are over and a sort of calm overtakes. It's really nice and a great peaceful feeling. Know what you mean about the mother-son thing though. James & I are very close too.
Hope you have a wonderful day. You look mahhvelous

phlegmfatale said...

Happy birthday, darlin', and you're welcome to the gift you'll never have to clean or dust.

It was funny to me that when I turned 40, I let go of a whole lot of up-tightness. I think I've never been smarter, sexier or more fun in my life. I figure once the likelihood of dying VERY young has passed, then what's left to be afraid of?

Hope it's a great one. I love you!

Lizbethem said...

Happy Birthday, Kim!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Kim!! I hope your day is just what you want it to be :).

Kim Carney said...

Thank you everyone!

Hey Dee, I think the calm I feel now is really my inablity to remember anything ;0

lheurebleue said...

happy birthday!
welcome to streetcar nr. 5 as they say in my town/country ....

Syd said...

Happy birthday my dear. The sexiest, smartest, most creative women I know are over 50.

Brenda Kula said...

Well, I never knew my mother or father. But I do have two daughters. My oldest one knows she will get the chore of my ashes and that of whatever pets I've collected! And she's just 17 years my junior, so no telling how many that might be.
Brenda

d.Sharp said...

Happy Birthday!

jill said...

Happy Birthday Kim!!

S'mee said...

Oh Kim! Happiest of birthdays! I am sad this is late! Happy happy birthday!

Thanks also to Miss Rita! I LOVE that duet, one of my favourites. I had to open another page so I could listen while I read other things! What a great friend you are to Kim!

I had my 50 this year, not too bad -so far!

Harry S-T said...

Happy birthday! A lovely life is ageless.

Jared Shear said...

Happy Birthday Kim!......you will have to start watching more Star Trek. Let you in on a little secret.......Android bodies, wave of the future.