Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Achieving Sixty!!



At last: the actual day. As of 2:34 p.m. today, I have lived for sixty action-packed years. And more to go.

When my husband Bob turned sixty, my mother said: "You tell him I've had 20 good years since that age SO FAR." Now she's up to 26.

I'm thinking the same way. My big commemoration will be in October, when (for business purposes) I'm spending a month in New York. Getting a sublet. Being briefly "a New York writer."

I'm also celebrating today and all week. Note Self-portrait with Birthday Card.

I've never liked the term crone. Wise woman isn't much better. Crones and wise women don't read gossip blogs, moisturize, or wear cool shoes.

However, I do see the potential for sixty being pretty cheeky.






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17 comments:

Ken said...

Happy Birthday Peggy.

Thanks for this blog.

MitMoi said...

Happy Birthday dear writer!
Happy Birthday to you!

Peggy Payne said...

And thank you, Ken and Mitmoi. I'm having a wonderful day.

Kelley said...

how about 'queen'? or 'goddess'?
=)

what a lovely picture! and happy birthday to you!!

Henry Scott said...

Hope you have the happiest! And hope I see you when you're in NYC

K.B. said...

Happy birthday!

"Crones and wise women don't read gossip blogs, moisturize, or wear cool shoes."

Who says?!? :)

kenju said...

Is there a female version of the word "sage?" That's what I'd like to be called.....LOL

scott Burkhead said...

Peggy, just another milepost on the happy road to destiny.

Scott

billie said...

Peggy, you look fabulous, happy, and bold! I think a bold wise woman can do whatever she wants to... :)

Peggy Payne said...

Thank you all. And I'm still not going to call myself a crone, not matter what the privileges and liberties it confers.

K.B. said...

Oooh, I can hardly wait to be an old crone. I plan to carry a walking stick whether I need one or not, and whack people on the ankles when they get in my way on the sidewalk. Oooh, and I plan to mutter what I really think about people under my breath at all times. :D

Peggy Payne said...

I can see the appeal of an eye-catching walking stick, K.B.

K.B. said...

Oh, just ankles, I wouldn't do eyes. ;)

Oh, and cats -- I'll keep up to six cats. More than that and you're just a crazy cat lady. Less than six and you're eccentric. Or possibly the neighborhood kids' idea of the neighborhood witch.

James Protzman said...

Happy birthday, Peggy!

Looking great after all these years. Thank you again for all your help and support with my novel. You're the best ... at any age!

Peggy Payne said...

Thanks, Jim. And I'm glad Jesus Swept is doing so well. Gooood satire!

And K.B., I'm working on research on those crazy ladies, in the course of a biography I'm slowly, slowly working on.

Anonymous said...

the pix shows yr energy & spirit, & i dont think it's a really good pix--u look way better than that!

for biz purposes, huh? there's more to that story?

i'm SO glad u were born, & i expect u to follo in yr mom's example-fiesty & living fully!; diein's the last! thing yr plannin' to do, for sure. ha-ha,aiki

Peggy Payne said...

Ha ha, Aiki. And thanks.