Friday, July 9, 2010

Today's Frame Of Mind

The photographer for our show posted a picture of the production staff on Facebook. My first thought when I saw the picture was, "Wow, look at how gray I am!" That was followed by a quick moment of delusion. "The stage lights accentuate that." That was followed by, "Get real, Barb."

Usually, I am not bothered by the fact I have reached a "mature" age. After all, I am very happily retired from my career. Then, while I was doing my morning reading, this came across my screen:

I thought, "How appropriate for this morning." I considered going for a new look.

I could carry off something kind of "out there." It could be fun. Something different. Or maybe just weird. Obviously not in the best mood, I got ready to go the gym with Paul for our strength training regimen.

It is a good thing he was there to encourage me to go. My muscles and joints have been barking at me because of the hours I have spent at the piano in the past few weeks.

So, there I was on my second machine, resting in between repetitions, when this little old man pushing a walker strolled past. He stopped, looked right at me and said, "Is this making you feel better? I'm not so sure it's working for me!" And then he laughed.

And, so did I. At myself.

Just ask me to tell you a story. "I've got a million of 'em."


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

LOL. This post made me smile! I have been in a bit of a foul mood this week myself. For no good reason, really. I have just been waking up on the wrong side of the bed for the last couple of days. Probably due to not running. I am heading out tonight to hopefully run 3-6. Crossing my fingers that all goes well!

qwerkyqook said...

Ha. If you want to feel young come hang out with me at the VA!

Abby said...

Oh, Barb. After a long, long, defeating day - you brightened my day!

You also pick just the perfect cartoons to enhance your story.

Could that man at the gym have picked a better day to comment to you?

Youth/freshness is all a state of mind - and I think you live it well :)

Freely Living Life said...

Cute post! :)

Just stopping by to say hello. I like your new blog layout.

Have a fantastic day! :)

Marlys said...

Laughing at yourself made me laugh, too! Love your blog posts! You are so creative!