Okay, what's "Over the hill"? 40 or 50? I've heard both and am wondering if in 5 years I should be bracing myself for "Over the Hill" comments or if I have 15 more years.
We are still wondering, too. Every decade, we seem to lose something, so I would expect to have to make jokes at each milestone birthday. Everyone is differnt, but this is the general rundown:
In the mid 40's, you realize you can't play a full game of basketball. Graying hair, perimenopause. (For counterexample, my hair is brown but thinning.)
About 50s, the joints and energy start failing, as well as the obvious female stuff.
60s, the internal organs begin to fail.
70s - just there and scared. Everything is just a little slower. All repairs and housework take twice or more as long as before. Thinking, too.
We have pretty much accepted it all as it happens, been sad, then get silly about it.
So, my answer to is "both". Laugh and enjoy the attention. Remember the past and look forward to the future, no matter what!