Aging isn't really a bad thing, but it certainly is a "thing"....ask hubby and me about it. We're experiencing a new part of aging every single day. It's really great we've been married forty years because what one can't remember usually the other person does, so we're like two parts of the same brain. So here's a couple of "things" we've noticed thus far as we continue to climb the numbers on our birthday cakes; 1. It used to be when the kids were home and we'd get ready to travel, "Kids, make sure you've gone to the bathroom before we get going. Dad doesn't like to stop right away!" Last time we traveled with our son who is in his 30's he asked if we needed to go to the bathroom before we got in the car. He didn't want to stop right away. Imagine, we do go about two hours before stopping these days! 2. I used to watch my mother fall asleep during a television show before 10:00! I simply couldn't believe she could not keep her eyes open! Enough said...I fall asleep in the middle of anything....doesn't even need to be nighttime. So sorry, mom! 3. Hubby and I automatically wake up around 6 or 6:30 in the morning!! What's with that?? We've waited years to retire and now that we are, we get up early and need a nap during the day! 4. Since hubby and I rise early, we eat dinner early. Another fact our son pointed out recently. "You guys eat at 5:30??" "You are old people!" Well, how else are you going to work up an appetite for snacks while watching TV? 5. There are more aches and sore muscles these days. I've almost traded in my perfume for BioFreeze. 6. Additionally, let's talk energy levels. I used to clean my entire house (two stories) in a half day, do the laundry and then mow the lawn for hubby in the afternoon to free up his weekend! I now have a wonderful system....it's called Mrs. Sparkle. She comes twice a month and the dust doesn't bother a thing until her next visit! Hubby and I share the other household duties. Whoever runs out of underwear first does the laundry. 6. Junk...I have saved sooo much stuff it's incredible. With the COVID situation and being inside a bunch this past year, I cleaned out a lot of closets, but the amount of unneeded items needs to hit the trash. I recently have been working on what my own parents left behind and I'd like to eliminate that for my own kids, but then I think it might be fun to watch from heaven as they laugh at the memories and then complain that I kept it all! 7. Wrinkles...no way around it. My hands are wrinkling, my face is wrinkling and my chin continues to drop. But with all those lines, I hope each one carries a memory of good times, lots of laughter, and sweet times of hugging....
Through all of the aging one thing is clearly evident, I am a bit more savvy and knowledgable than I used to be. Maybe I'm not a genius, but I love my family, I care deeply for my 98 year old mother, I want to be a good influence on my grandgirls, and I desire to continue to witness and be a stellar example of a Christian to everyone I meet. It's taken the better part of my life to get to this point and I wouldn't trade it for anything! I look forward to entering my eternal home, singing to the top of my lungs in a good 'ol gospel choir and generally hanging out with Jesus in a brand new body!
IF YOU can't laugh about it, what's the point... right?! So here's jokes to give you a giggle:
At my age, the only pole dancing I do is holding on to the safety bar in the bathtub.
We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads. I'm just really intelligent and my head couldn't hold any more, so I started filling up the rest of my body.
A nice thing about aging and losing your memory is you meet new friends every day.
A nice thing about aging is you can hide your own Easter eggs.
A nice thing about aging is when you lose your glasses they're usually close by, like on your forehead.
Did you hear about the 83 year old woman who talked herself out of a speeding ticket by telling the young officer that she had to get there before she forgot where she was going?
This old guy was talking to his neighbor telling him about the new hearing aid he just got. "It cost a fortune, but it was worth it. It works perfectly." "Really," said the neighbor. "What kind is it?" "Ten thirty."