Although there are many things I love about growing older, there a complementary list of things I don't like about aging - the below are the top five things that I've noticed changing as I age. I'm well on my way to being a senior citizen these days...sigh.
When I was young, I'd go to bed feeling fine and wake up the same way. Now, though, as I get older, I can still go to bed feeling just fine. Had a great day, walked a few dogs in the sunshine while whistling a happy tune, generally enjoyed the day. Go to bed early just like Ben Franklin said. Get up at 4:30 am. Go to get out of bed. And, WTH?? My knee, or hip, or elbow, or shoulder, or 'fill in body part' hurts and I didn't hurt it! How did that happen?? I hate that I have to think about the activities I do and the ramifications the next day. This part of getting older just is not fair; not fair at all.
And, as I'm sitting here typing this list, my elbow cracked. What up with THAT?! When I was younger, nothing cracked...
This is definitely on the top 5 things I hate about getting older. I'll get up to get a drink of water in the kitchen, go to the kitchen and forget what I was there for! Now, you'd think I'd know I was thirsty but, noooooo. Evidently, my mind has forgotten that too. I'll go back to the living room where this fiasco started, sit down, and immediately the light bulb goes on in my brain. Duh, I'm thirsty. Sometimes, I'll forget more than once. Now, THAT'S REALLY bad!
So, I'll go get that glass of water but the cat will be in the kitchen and needs his medicine so I'll stop to give him a pill. I'll see that the pills are low and call the pharmacy to order more. When I hang up the phone, I remember that I have to call service for the refrigerator. While on hold, I start to put away dishes and have to reach up to the top shelf so I put the phone down for a moment. Then, I remember I'm thirsty so I get a drink of water and walk to the living room to sit down as I'm exhausted and, true story, leave the phone on hold in the kitchen for, oh, three hours. Now, that sucks.
I knew those doctor who cautioned me about tanning probably were right back in the day but, did I listen to them? Noooo. But, now, my skin is paying the price. I have wrinkles upon wrinkles. I've talked myself into believing they're building character and am ok with them but they're not really my absolute favorite thing about aging.
And, I don't care what anti aging creams you shell over those hard won bucks for, anti aging creams don't work. Forget it. Protect your skin when you're younger, ladies.
Even when I was working out, after the age of 50, I had a tough time lifting a 40 lb container of water for the water cooler. I find that it's much more difficult to lift any container over a glass of wine these days as I face aging.
Growing older really isn't so bad once you accept it. Just grin and bear it - it beats the alternative. Youth is, indeed, wasted on the young.
Love this list on aging ! U have a great knack for storytelling - very funny!
I have to agree with all of these. It's not fair, is it. I guess I wouldn't trade my life for a different one though. Thanks for this list of 5.
Interesting list about aging.
I've been doing the glass of water thing since I was still in my twenties! Great list!
Just remember, we are all just young girls trapped in an old person's body. Great list.
I hate that my teenagers make me feel old. I still think of myself as young until they remind me that I am SO old! lol
Yes, growing older really rots. You are right, though. It beats the alternative. ;) H5!
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