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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Ages (Can’t Keep ’em Separated)


Today is one of those rare days when I have no idea what I’m going to type. So I’ve decided to type into my thoughts rather than type what I’m already thinking.

The coffee is hot, the morning is pleasant as I sit at my kitchen table, watching the squirrels in my back yard search for places to hide their nuts. One, I see, has been in my flower pot. Ah well, the flower’s already dead.

I’m supposed to me talking about age. I remember a time when there was no way I’d have been content to just sit at the table and watch the squirrels. But we go through phases, don’t we? So energetic when we’re young. I consider myself lucky to still have energy – to be able to move with close to the ease I was able ten years ago, though the aches and pains seem to linger longer… linger longer. That’s just weird. Anyway, where was I?


Fred, as crazy old Maurice from Beauty and the Beast

In four short days I’ll no longer have three teenagers – my eldest, Fred, turns twenty years old on the 2nd of September. That tiny little baby I used to hold and rock to sleep to the beat of heavy metal (he LOVED The Offspring’s Keep ‘Em Separated. With Chris it was anything Metallica, and Alex, well, he’s Deaf. As long as it had a beat…) now drags himself through the door at all hours of the morning after partying with his friends. Has much changed? Nah.


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Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions

Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions


Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

20 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Ages (Can’t Keep ’em Separated)

  1. Happy Birthday to your son…My baby turned 33 Labour Day weekend, Aug 31st…I was a child bride you know.


  2. How’s this for cool? You will “graduate” your first teenager into his 20s THE SAME DAY I welcome my first teenager into my life!

    Yup, Jeremiah is a September 2 boy, too!

    Happy birthday and milestones to them both! ❀

    (Oh, and enjoy the squirrels and the coffee!)


  3. greetings to the squirrels πŸ˜‰


  4. I really enjoyed this! I know what you mean when you wrote, “I remember a time when there was no way I’d have been content to just sit at the table and watch the squirrels.” Funny how we evolve over time, huh? Oh, and happy (early) birthday to Fred!


  5. Raising children with some great music. Loved your post! πŸ™‚


  6. You raised them on the good music, huh? πŸ˜‰ And I enjoy watching squirrels, too. They’re just so cute πŸ™‚


  7. My eldest has just turned 20. How quickly the years fly by.


  8. We do find different interests as we age. I found myself watching the gulls in the rain today (they were in the rain not me). Was very peaceful. Enjoyed your post.


  9. Congrats on making it through to the Land Past Teenagers!…well, once anyway. You’re about to embark on an even more pleasant world!


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