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Age Is Just A Number

| 7/28/2011 2:37:12 PM

A Red Pine Mountain LogoThanks to the generosity of Purina, I have some exciting posts coming up in the next couple of weeks.  I hope you'll join me for some great information on feeding your animals and for a fabulous giveaway.  But before I start those posts next week, I have something on my mind; namely age. 

Do you ever feel old? Yes, there are those who would call me old.  Increasingly, younger adults call me "Maam" but I don’t feel old.  However, I’m at that age where I’m starting to be targeted for products designed for the elderly and my mailbox is full of ads for adult diapers, hearing aids and more. I don’t feel old. (Okay, so I repeat myself now and then but who doesn’t.)

I decide to take a hike in the woods and think about the meaning of life. No dogs today; the mosquitoes are out in force, the deer flies are biting, and dogs are best left home. I have my camera but my pictures just never do justice to the woods. My best attempt comes up short but here it is.


Hard to believe another summer is almost over and in just a few short weeks, the leaves will be golden.  Another year, another birthday looming. No, I’m not that old. Okay, who am I fooling, I'm old.  In my crone years I suppose.  But I can still hike with the best of them.

I find a log and sit for a while to do some thinking but the deer flies start to bite. I read in a New Age type of book that if I pretend I am one with the bugs, they will accept me as one of their own and not bite me. I pretend.  They still bite. I decide to get moving.

Mountain Woman
8/3/2011 1:50:36 PM

Ah, Robyn, you are wonderfully young but even more exciting is that you have an 8 year old. What fun for you!!! I miss those days of mothering a young child. My life has changed so completely from when I was in my 40s. I had no idea I'd find myself surrounded by animals on a farm growing veggies and having all kinds of adventures. I think if you have a dream now that is important to you then make steps to follow it and see where it leads you. Each stage of life is so incredibly special and precious. Thank you so much for your kind words.

Robyn Dolan
8/3/2011 10:27:46 AM

Well, guys, I guess I'm the baby here, gonna be 47 this year. When I look at being 57 once my baby is grown I wonder, "should I really put off all those things I wanna do?". Then I look at my 8yo and think "he keeps me young!". Love your musings. When I look at a polish hen my own bad hair days pale.

Mountain Woman
8/1/2011 1:38:48 PM

Ah, Diva, 48 is still a baby when looking back from where I stand but it's all relative. Yes, selective everything is a wonderful way to go. Hope you had fun on your trail ride and thanks for visiting me!

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