22 March 2007

groovy OLD lady

There've been some comments and questions over the past few months about my internet moniker, groovyoldlady. It seems many folk out there object to me calling myself "old"! Many, multitudinous and unending thanks to those of you who feel that way!!!

On June 28, 2004 I made my very first blog entry on Xanga.com. I would have never even tried to set up a blog, especially since I was running an oooooooooold Mac OS9 on dial-up. But poor Funsocksgirl got tired of my hanging over her shoulder while SHE blogged or IMed on her PC. I was forever asking her questions and telling her what witty stories to tell and what clever replies to give (as if she needed MY help!). In a final act of desperation, she made a blog for me under the handle Sherrybell, my pastor's pet name for me.

Suddenly I was writing online...and I LOVED it!

Naturally, I started reading Funsocksgirl's Blog and her friends' blogs too. At one point I was conversing with her (then) boyfriend and he said, "I didn't know old people blogged. That's so groovy!"

I have been Groovy ever since. I am also, in the eyes of my daughter's contemporaries, old as well.

I have found myself wandering in and out of mothering relationships with young women online. And now it's happening in real life too.

Recently, I joined a new homeschool group at our church. The demographics of this group are MUCH different from the past few groups I've been a part of. This one is mostly composed of young moms in their early to mid 20's. That makes me old enough to be - you guessed it - their mother.

I find that as the "senior" mom in the group, the others tend to turn to me for advice on parenting, marriage, homeschooling, homemaking, and doctrine. They slated me to teach on homeschooling law next week, then I get to teach them all how to make bread. One of them cornered me with a sticky doctrinal issue and they all gathered 'round to hear my answer.

Wednesday another young woman, unrelated to the group, emailed me to ask me to mentor her as she explores the possibility of marriage.

Wow!

I have and am becoming a *Titus 2:3-5 woman. How groovy is that?

I feel honored, I feel awed, I feel responsible, I feel blessed...

...and I feel OLD!


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Your Element Is Water

A bit of a contradiction, you can seem both lighthearted and serious.
That's because you're good at going with the flow - but you also are deep.

Highly intuitive, you tune in to people's emotions and moods easily.
You are able to tap into deep emotional connections and connect with others.

You prefer a smooth, harmonious life - but you can navigate your way around waves.
You have a knack for getting people to get along and making life a little more peaceful.


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Titus 2:3-5

"Older women likewise are to be reverant in their behavior, not malicious gossips, nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored."

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow...I have been meaning to ask you about this name, too...because you so not old! Loved hearing how you got started.

How wonderful that God is using you now as a mentor to so many younger women! That is awesome!
I'm in that "old" mommy category as well, but sadly, I still feel so clueless half the time. I can't imagine myself in the mentoring role for awhile...sometimes, I still feel like I'm the one needing mentoring!

Damselfly said...

I'm air!

And you're groovy....

Damselfly said...

I'm air!

And you're groovy....

ruth said...

Tnanks for visiting my blog, & I think you are a groovey person( notice I omitted the old since you're younger than me. How exciting that you were born in Willoughby. Good for your hubby's gram that she learned to drive. I'll have to admit that I put the pedal to the metal when I drive the Freeway in the fast lane, but try to keep it around 70 if possible. Hate those big trucks & am glad they aren't allowed in that lane.

groovyoldlady said...

Tammy, you gotta keep in mind that I've already raised two kiddos who are out of the house. There are 13 years between Bonehead and Girly-Girl. So we were very young parents before we became somewhat old parents!

Dawn said...

I love the name and it reminds me of the day I went to buy some overalls for fun, asking the very young women who checked me out if I was too old for overalls. She said, No, you'll just be a foxy old lady - kind of in the same vein!

Kev finally got Chapter 4 up, and so did I on our story.

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Dawn said...

Thanks for coming by today - and now you MUST tell the molasses story in your inimitable style.

Remind me to tell you the great molasses disaster that happened inour town a few years ago.

PEA said...

AHA! So THAT'S how you came about the Groovyoldlady moniker!!! hehe Love it! You may feel old at times but do like me and always remember that no matter how old you are, there's always someone older than you!!! :-) When young men at the supermarket who help me bag my groceries call me "maam" I always want to smack them!! lol

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Isn't it addictive to be online? I first got online in '04 and now i am throughly hooked. Nope ya aren't old at all my dear but I love the name ya go be. Some days I feel a lot older than my age!