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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

On Aging

A friend sent this to me on email and I decided to share it with you...I know some of my followers will identify with it; for the rest of you--your day is coming!

OBSERVATIONS ON GROWING OLDER



Your kids are becoming you, & you don't like 'em.

But your grandchildren are perfect!

Going out is good.

Coming home is better!



When people say you look "Great", they add . "for your age!"

When you needed the discount, you paid full price.

Now you get discounts on everything ...

Movies, hotels, flights . But you're too tired to use them.



You forget names, but it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!

The 5 lbs you wanted to lose is now 15, & you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 lbs.

You realize you're never going to be really good at anything ... Especially golf.
Your spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember.



The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.

Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair w/the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his "pre-sleep".

Remember when your mother said, "Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"?

Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!



You used to say,  "I hope my kids GET married."

Now, "I hope they STAY married!"



You miss the days when everything worked w/just an "ON" & "OFF" switch.

When GOOGLE, ipod, email & modem were unheard of. And a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.

You tend to use more 4 letter words like "what?" & "when?".

Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.

Your husband has a night out w/the guys, But he's home by 9:00PM. Next week it will be 8:30PM.



You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it.

Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?

What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

Everybody whispers.

Now that your husband has retired, you'd give anything if he'd find a job!

You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet . 2 of which you will never wear.

But old is good in some things:

Old songs, old movies, And best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!!




TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN,

YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE,

SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.


EVA

18 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

ain't it the truth....lol

hocam said...

Loved it. Especially the one where you notice that everything is sleeveless. I thought that was the latest fashion, not my age:-)

River said...

So true! especially about the pre-sleep. I nod off on my couch and have a really deep nap, then wake every hour or so once I'm in bed for the night. I'm thinking of giving up the bed and sleeping on the couch. With the TV on low.

Brian Miller said...

haha...i will be well prepared when i get there...

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

LOL! Thanks for starting my day with a smile... that first line... so my mother, sister and I. We drive her crazy and my dad will helpfully say, "But YOU always did that." It makes her very unhappy. :)

Joann Mannix said...

Your side ad has a shirtless 72 year old physician who looks hot! I'll have whatever he's having if that's the secret of youth.

I hope as I grow old, I am like you Eva. You blog. You twitter. And I think that's just admirable.

tsonodablog said...

Everything so very true for me, except being able to afford the expensive jewelry. That's ok though. I wouldn't buy the jewelry anyways...but I'd be camping out in Best Buy. Geek.that.I.am.

Al Penwasser said...

These are perfect and so true. The fact that the "youngsters" will eventually have to endure these (of course, we'll be dead by then) is especially true. Reminds me of an episode of "King of Queens." Arthur was responding to Doug's making fun of an elderly concern [I'll insert the malady here because, like I said, I don't exactly remember what it was]: "It's called prostate trouble. And it's coming for YOU."
Also reminds me of a favorite epitaph (kinda weird that I HAVE a favorite epitaph): "As You Are, So Once Was I. As I Am, So You Shall Be."
Yep, creepy, but true.

KSK said...

This is cute! I think I'm going to send it to my Grandparents! :)

Bossy Betty said...

Oh yes! I nodded in agreement on a lot of these!

Joanie said...

funny stuff, and so much of it true!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I recognized too many of these for my complete comfort! :)

Pat said...

Gosh I resemble a LOT of those things! What the heck?

Eva Gallant said...

hocam: I'm not sure if it's because at this point I don't want to expose my upper arms, or if it's because women may age are always overheating! lol

Terri: I'm not a jewelry person either. I'm allergic to most things!

The Frisky Virgin said...

Going out is good.

Coming home is better!

Yeah. I'm already there, at least on this part. :/

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

YES! I am a definite "pre-sleeper" myself! But I think my favorite part was your last paragraph, Eva. LOVE it! Thanks for the reminder to "seize the day!"

Debbie said...

Oh I can relate to more than I want to share!!

Eva Gallant said...

Debbie: It's scary, isn't it?

Frisky: This is not a good sign!