Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Old age is not so bad ... when you consider the alternatives ...

It's Hubby's birthday today.

This is good news for a couple of reasons ... it means I don't have to cook dinner ... because it's birthday boy's choice ... and he chooses Chinese food.  It also means there is a very good chance I will have the opportunity to eat cake ... though I probably WILL have to cook that.

The not so good news is that I had to find a present for him.  Hubby always claims "I don't want for much" ... which is code for you'd better get me something good ... but I'm not going to tell you what it is that I want.

I made several suggestions for gifts he might like ... like remodelling the bathroom, or replacing the carpet, or making over the front garden or even these ...

... in size 5.

Surprisingly he refused all these offers ... there's just no pleasing some people.

After some serious consideration he came up with an alternative ... a new golf club.  Now as golf clubs are not my area of expertise I suggested that we go shopping together ... he could choose the golf club ... I would pay for it using my credit card ... and then he could pay the bill when it comes in at the end of the month.  That's what I call an excellent plan.

Now given that it is Hubby's birthday ... this leads me to dwell on the serious matter of ageing.  Hubby's ageing ... not mine.  I thought about the fact that he is now a year older than he was yesterday and I came to a startling conclusion.  I am now married to an old man.

Several factors have led me to this epiphany.
  • He goes to bed at around 9:00pm and wakes up before 6:00am.
  • He gets cranky if he doesn't go to bed at around 9:00pm and wake up before 6:00am.
  • He likes to eat dinner at 6:00pm.
  • He grumbles about young people and how easy they have it in this day and age.
  • He has a tricky knee, a bad back and a dodgy shoulder.
  • He has stockpiled more pills, painkillers, liniments and vitamins than a hospital pharmacy.
  • He wears joggers with jeans.
  • He turns electrical appliances off at the wall.
  • He thinks sleep ins are wasting the day.
  • He talks about superannuation and retirement funds ... a lot.
  • He tells "dad" jokes.
  • He listens to talk back radio.
  • He wonders where his taxes go.
Yep ... the evidence is clear ... he is officially old.






Happy Birthday Old Codger Hubby!!!

16 comments:

  1. Haha, I've got a UK version of one of those! Happy Birthday to your husband. Aren't men hard to buy for? Much more so than women... xxxx

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    1. We are SOOOO easy to buy for ... men must be exactly the same the world over :0)
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  2. Happy birthday Hubby! So he's now old and that makes you . . . . ??? xxx

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  3. Happy Birthday to your Hubby! I thought your plans were rather excellent, particularly the shoes, pah! honestly there's no pleasing them!! mine is 7 months younger than me but ticks off your list, whats with with a sleep-in and men??! x

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    1. I don't know ... sometimes I just don't understand men ... and I don't think they EVER understand us ;0)
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  4. Ha!Ha! I think you've nailed the old man thing...and I think I'm married to one too! Happy Birthday to Him!

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    1. Lucky we stay so young to even it out ;0)
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  5. hahaha...my hubby is only 35 and he ticks most of those boxes!

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    1. Lol ... I'm starting to think that being an old man has absolutely nothing to do with age :0)
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  6. Ha! Love it. I have one of those at home too lol

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    1. It seems they are a very common animal ;0)
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  7. HaHa! Can relate to that!!
    I would encourage the shoes gift still, he would like those for yourself!

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    1. It really is very selfish of him not to let me get them ;0)
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  8. You make me laugh, Jo. Hopefully you make that (old) man of yours laugh too. Happy birthday to him! x

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    1. Oh I do try ... I suspect he just finds it trying ... you know how it is with cranky old men ;0)
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