January 17, 2008

Based On My "Real Life"
I Know I'm Getting Old When . . . . .

1.I have to keep the magnifying glass on the bread machine so I can read the silly controls!

2.You might ask why in the world I would keep it there, and that leads us to the second reason which is: if I didn't I would never be able to find it because I always misplacing things!

3.I'm cooking dinner and am having a little trouble seeing. Mr. P walks in from the garage where he was working on his car. He has this funny looking light contraption on his head (something that resembles a miner's hat) He quietly sneaks up behind me and puts it on my head! At first I was telling him to "take that thing off," but then I suddenly changed my mind because the thing really works! NOT a pretty sight, y'all, and NO, there will be NO pictures on the blog;o)

4. At one time Mr. P was very interested in getting my phone NUMBER. Now, the only number he's interested in is my number on the blood pressure machine!

5. Sassy, cute shoes have now been replaced with "comfortable" ones because I do like to have feeling in my toes !

6. I sometimes find that I talk to "myself" in the grocery store, and the scary part is that sometimes I actually answer! For instance: "I wonder if they have that new brand of peanut butter"? A few seconds later, "Here it is!"

7. I'm watching tv with mydaughter and a commercial comes on that is promoting one of the latest movies. I think I'm a "hip" and "happening" kind of Mama so I'm proud of myself when I casually mention the actors name, which just happens to be Iced Tea (or so I thought) My daughter starts to laugh hysterically and says, "no Mama, it's Ice Cube!" If you don't know why this is funny then you are "old" like me;o)

8. There's a big sale at Target and instead of buying something pretty to wear or something new for the home I immediately run to the health care section and grab a fancy heating pad with lots of neat controls. I find myself getting excited over my new find and can't wait to get home and try it out!

9. I've made more room on my dresser for Ben Gay than my hand cream!

10. And finally, I know I'm getting old when I write something and crack my own self up!!!!!

EDITED TO ADD: If you are one of the younger women that read my blog please excuse my silliness ~ fortunately you can't relate to any of this yet (your time is coming though;o) And, if you are one of the ladies closer to my age then I know you can TOTALLY RELATE! If you have any examples in your life that you would like to add, please feel free . . . after all, laughter is the best medicine!


Judy said...

Hi Susan,
Well, I can relate to what you wrote. Back when I was a young chick in my twenties, I was in the grocery store when an older woman came up to me, handed me a can and said, "honey, can you tell me what that says?" I told her and then thought to myself, "what on earth is wrong with her?" Now I know--she forgot her reading glasses! Now I am in my fifties and have (this is no exaggeration) reading glasses in my vehicle, in my purse, on the piano, on the breakfast bar, on my dressing table, in my craft room and most of the time on top of my head. I never could get the hang of putting them on that necklace-like rope around my neck because they always got caught on something. Besides, it makes me look like an old lady!! Love your blog.

Karen said...

Hahhhh!!!! I'm right there with ya, Susan. I find myself doing all of these things....and more. Ain't it a hoot?!!!
I swore I'd never walk around with a pair of reading glasses hanging from my neck on a chain. Guess what?! They're in my kitchen. ;o)
Blessings to you, my friend. We're aging gracefully.

Mrs. C said...

I'm a bit younger than you are, but I find myself always forgetting things: names, where I put something, etc. I blame it on hormones and having 4 young children. I'd list more of my "oopsies", but right now I can't remember them!!! :)

Judy said...

Boy can I relate to all that.

Mindy said...

Hello my friend!! I had to laugh at some of these! I can understand what your saying....especially the Ben-Gay!!! LOL Wishing you a wonderful day! Blessings and hugs..

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my gosh I can so relate to your list, thank you for the good laugh. Xoxoxoxoxo Clarice

Anonymous said...

TOO funny Susan!!! :)
I just turned 33 last month..and already I am noticing my age! 2 days ago my leg was hurting that I could hardly walk...my husband (who is 39 haha) says to me "Oh, its probably arthritis or a pinched nerve!" I was like HUH...Im not almost 40like you LOL Well...turns out it was a pinched nerve.

Oh yeah...ya also know your getting old when all you want to watch on TV is the News! And sip tea. Thats what my husband does...drives me nuts! The News!? Boring!!! LOL!!!
But little by little I see myself doing things like that too..
OH!!! And I found my first gray hair!!!!...It was in my eyebrow!!! Crazy!!! LOL


Amy O. picketfencemom said...

Hey, you cracked me up too! LOL And yes, even though I'm just 40, I can definitely relate! Okay, here's another one...I search all over the house for my glasses and can't find them. You know why? 'Cause they're on my head! LOL
Loved this!

Southern Heart said...

I can relate to these, too!...thanks for the giggle!

Mimi said...

Love the list!!!
Relate to all of the items on it!!
and soon you will be visiting with your friends and you find that all you talk about are your ailments and your health requirements!!
cute post..

Linda said...

This is too funny...I had myself a good giggle. I can relate to most of these. Linda

LBP said...

I could have written that post! I will be 47 tuesday and I am dreading that visit to eye doctor when he tells me I need bi-focals! Oh well, life happens!



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Lallee said...

LOL I relate!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I can SO relate! :)

ceekay said...

I know this is an older post, but I just found your blog. I have been enjoying myself looking at your lovely home and posts for quite a while. However, I was laughing at your getting old post and totally lost it when you said you crack yourself up. I am cracking myself up right now, because that is SOOOO me. No one else may find it hilarious, but I am enjoying myself.
I am fairly new to blogging but please come and visit sometime. I will check back in with you....