Wednesday, December 4, 2013

HOLIDAYS AND BIRTHDAYS

I have been trying to write about my big week but Blogger kept doing weird stuff -  seems to be working tonight so no one has to miss my boring holiday recap!

This year, in order to spare our retail working son the long drive home,  we went out to dinner at a place we
like near him.  First we went to a movie and strolled the shopping area in Santa Cruz and then had a lot of drinks and  dinner and spent the night at a little inn on the coast.

Ally had her wisdom teeth (she only had 2 of them) out on Monday and had a little trouble eating, but a good time was had.  Zac made it to work at REI at dawn on Black Friday. Tom and I woke hours before we knew we could rouse Ally so we walked the beach and had breakfast before driving home.

The rest of the holiday weekend Tom and I enjoyed the amazingly warm weather and went on a couple of bike rides.  Ally and I had some quality time together and on Sunday I had lunch and did a little shopping with my sisters.

So on Thursday when we went to a movie (Delivery Man which was quite good) Tom and I were offered the Senior Discount.  Tom turned 60 last year so he took them up on it.  I protested that I had 3 more days until I was a "senior" and insisted on paying full price!

Then on Sunday I turned 60.  It is the first birthday in a very long time that I am having a little trouble with and it's that whole senior citizen thing bothering me.  I have been walking around with silver hair for 13 years and occasionally have been asked if I wanted a discount - but now I am actually old enough to take them up on it.

I suppose I'll get used to it and we all know that 60 is the new...what?  Fifty?  Geez. I know - better than the alternative and age is just a number.  Guess I will learn to embrace the new label of "senior" along with whatever perks it brings!


4 comments:

smalltownme said...

I think I wouldn't turn down a discount.

knittergran said...

Happy Birthday!

Did you ever see the Seinfeld episode where Elaine is dating a bald man. He had shaved his head because he thought he would like the look, and he did. But Elaine saw his driver's license picture and loved his hair. When he tried to re-grow his hair, he discovered that during the years he had been shaving his head, he had gone bald. Then he didn't like the bald look.
So maybe you didn't mind being asked about a sr. discount when you could say, "Oh, no. Not me. I'M not a senior!" And now you can't say that.
Just a thought. I wouldn't have taken the sr. discount when I was "younger" either. Silly isn't it?

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Happy belated birthday. I'm glad you had a nice weekend, senior discount notwithstanding.

kcinnova said...

Happy (very, very belated) birthday! I'm with Heidi on the discounts...
What a handsome family you have. :)