Who the heck is Riley?

May 16, 2009 at 6:27 pm 1 comment

All my life, I heard occasional references to Riley.  Whenever someone had things a little too easy, Mom would always say the person had the “life of Riley.”  But she never told me who the heck Riley was! 

Obviously, Riley was male. If he’d had go through menopause, with all of its ickiness, his life wouldn’t have been so cush-y.  🙄

And he must have been young because if he had lived to be very old, he’d have acquired aches and pains—much like the lower back pain that is killing me today.  🙄

There ain’t no “life of Riley” around here…not for me and not for anyone anything else.  The insects have to watch out for the birds.  And the birds are always looking over their tiny little shoulders to watch for the cats.  And the cats stay on alert for nearby coyotes and bobcats.  But the coyotes and bobcats have little to fear. We have a .22, but my shooting skills are a bit rough so unless husband is here to shoot it, well—let’s just say the varmints are pretty safe. 😉

So maybe there really is such a thing as the “life of Riley” and it does exist around here.  But only for young men and varmints.

Entry filed under: Aging gracefully, On the homefront.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Cheri  |  May 17, 2009 at 8:54 am

    I’m just ready to get THROUGH menopause. How long is this journey anyway? Is it teaching us something? If not, enough already!!


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