'Now I'm old I can say anything I damn well please.' - Bette Midler.
Not that I think Bette ever held back in her youth either, but she's right - One of the joys of gaining a few years is the freedom to speak your mind.
My mother has proclaimed to the world that she has entered the next phase - 'The Grumpy Old Lady' phase. She's not really grumpy, but when the need arises, she is happy to claim the rights of TGOL and say, 'No, I'm looking after ME today!'
Cheers for the loss of always being politically correct and an extra cheer for being selfish (Note to most women:- after a lifetime of being Selfless....'Selfish' is not a dirty word).