Is 50 middle aged?

I went to a friend’s birthday party on Saturday.  I actually like getting dressed up now and going out.  What struck me as funny in this is that I have never thought of age as anything but a number and now that I (and most of my friends) are turning 50, I’m having other thoughts now.

I don’t feel old.  In fact because of my weight loss, I feel younger than I did at 30 or 40.  I am sure that I don’t look 50, as long as you don’t get too close.  So is it more than a number?

My mom was a grandmother several times over when she was 50 and I always told her that she was too young to have a child my age.  She was 27 when she had me.  I was 30 when I had my first child.  Of course, she made sure I ate my words on that one. 

Back to the party.  In a typical Lucy moment, I am dying my hair that morning and Hubby does not like how red it turned out so I go and buy hi-lites.  At 4:30, I am still messing with my hair and we need to leave at 5:30.  I never panicked but I had to listen to things like ‘what are you going to do if it doesn’t turn out right’ and ‘why do you always wait until the last minute’.  If you remember, it was he that didn’t like the red.

The hair looked great, the dress looked good and I felt fantastic.  Music from the 70’s played all night and it was like being a teenager again.  We danced, we ate good food, we drank alot of vodka  and we laughed out load constantly. Maybe age is just a number.