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Observations on Growing Older

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Stan

~Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them...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 pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

~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 with 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 with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..

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

~You used to use more 4 letter words... "what?"..."when?"... ???

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

~Your husband has a night out with the guys,

but he's home by 9:00 P.M. Next week it will be 8:30 P.M.

~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!!

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Overaged

I'd like to know why I have hairs appearing where I don't want them; and disappearing where I do want them. It's not right.

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Gail

I'd like to know why I have hairs appearing where I don't want them; and disappearing where I do want them. It's not right.

Thank you for not expounding exactly where the unwanted ones are showing up!!

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Gail

I'm not sure I'm happy that I'm agreeing with the list...

You see, I'm still fighting the aging thing! Still denying it!

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abelisle

My main issue as an older athlete (60 - 64 age group) is that when I'm working out, I mentally feel the same sense of speed even though I'm physically much slower. But in terms of anaerobic stuff (lifting wts.) I still have been able to hold my strength levels e.g. 350 lbs. deadlifts.

So it's the reflexes, the timing and loss of overall speed. What I've set for a goal is that sometime this winter I'd like to run a 10K in my age (63 minutes), The fastes tI've run it was a 36+ many years ago.

Also as I grow older I realize all the foolishness I've experienced over the years means nothing now.

Alex

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Overaged

LOL; I did a lot of stuff I shouldn't have when I was younger - so I am actually faster now

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Gail

One thing about getting older is that we get so philosophical! It is a shame that we were not as knowing as we are now, when we were at a time when we could do something about it!!

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teresaq

Hmmm, I knew much, much, much more when I was younger than I do now.

In fact the older I get, the more I question-take it to God- what I "know". (Which is really just my fallen understanding of what I have heard, read, seen over my lifetime.)

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