Mama Diaries

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Crazy Mama

I'm not talking about me (I'm not crazy, am I?).  I'm talking about my mom.  (Which if you answered "yes" to the last question, would explain a few things.)

My mom is an incredibly awesome, fun-loving person who has this terrific zest for life.  This woman knows how to live.  She's been all over the world, and has done so many things.

So when I was talking to her this morning, she had some exciting news to share.  "I'm going zip-lining!"  (She's sixty-five years old, in case you were wondering.)

"That's awesome!" I said.  Then I told her that was on my bucket list.

"Too bad you don't live closer," she said.  "Then we could do it together!"

"Yeah," I agreed.  "We'd have a blast doing a lot of things!"  Then I thought about the rest of my bucket list.  "Hey, do you want to go sky diving?"

She laughed.  "That's not real high on my bucket list.  But maybe if I get Alzheimer's I'll do it, because I'll think I'm jumping off the sofa or something!"

Excellent.  So maybe it'll look like this:  One demented one-hundred and ten year old woman jumps out of an airplane with her crazy ninety-year-old daughter. . .  Hopefully we'll remember our parachutes!
 

32 comments:

  1. Awesome that your mom still wants to stretch her horizons...and plans to. What a great role model!

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    1. She's a great example of how to live! There will be no sitting in a rocking chair for her!

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  2. This would make a great photo opp!

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  3. Get that marked on your calendar for 45 years in the future lol

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  4. Glad you're mom hasn't given up trying new things. You're never too old to learn something new, you just gotta try.

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    1. She's in excellent shape, too, so trying crazy things isn't too hard for her.

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  5. my mom is also sixty five... but she's almost never moved out of the house....

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    1. If she's happy. . . I couldn't imagine living life stuck in a house! There's too much to do, and too much to see!

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  6. You're not crazy, though I admit I don't want to go zip lining or sky diving. Your mom sounds like fun. I can't remember whose blog I was visiting recently, but she asked, Where are the chapter books for children? I told her I read one that's very good, but it's not published yet. It's time for someone to publish a certain book. Obviously, there's a demand, based on the blog of one person.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I read that, too! My agent said he has a small publisher who expressed interest (I think I told you that.), but he was waiting to hear back from the larger publishers. I'll let you know if I hear any good news!

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  7. My daughter and I are booked for ziplining...a mother daughter thing!

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  8. I can barely handle sitting in a plane. I have no plans jumping out of one. Have fun when you do!

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  9. Glad to know at her age she keeping herself younger with all those activities. It is really amazing. Thanks.

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  10. Though she is physically old her mind is still young and that is how we must live.

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    1. If you saw her, you'd never believe she's 65. She looks maybe 45-50. She acts the same way, too!

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  11. Your mom is cool! I'd never get mine out of the sofa.

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    1. There's no way I'd ever be able to sit on a sofa for any length of time - unless I was writing. I'm way too hyper. I need to be constantly doing something.

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  12. If only everyone had such a zest for life, your mother sounds amazing.

    I recently read a novel called The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules which broke many of the stereotypes about elderly people not that at 65 I'd consider your mom elderly.

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    1. I don't consider my mom elderly at all. It's hard to imagine her sitting in one place doing nothing!

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  13. Sounds like she has the right idea, you're never too old to have fun. And sky diving IS fun, not terrifying at all. ;)

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