I hope my title picture doesn't offend anyone, but it was so funny, I just had to share. It is so true....that we forget I mean, not that we ride naked!
At the tender age of 73, I now know what 'old age' is all about, and all you can do, is laugh and go on. If we don't laugh, the men in the white coats will come and get us!
We have a lady's prayer group and for some unknown reason, last night we talked about old age and the things that happen to us. All that was before we began our prayer time. There are ladies of all ages and I would guess the oldest is 83 and the youngest is 39. Funny how different we see growing old.
Forget - oh yes. Things you have known all your life, you just can't remember. Names, places, fun times you have spent. If they are over 10-40 years ago, you can be safe in remembering, but if it happened yesterday.....no way. Names seem to be the worst for me. I attribute part of that to nursing. When I was still working at the hospital, we were not allowed to say patient's names out loud, so we used their room numbers. Now if you have a room #, I can get to you! Jim and I play guessing games, and get a good laugh. The answers come later that day or even tomorrow!
Shopping - I make a list now whenever I go shopping, for groceries, gifts, etc. I never ever had to make a list before because I could remember everything without problems. The fun and/or aggravation to this is when you leave the list at home.
Board - We have a white write on board in the kitchen and on the board is all of our doctor, dentist, birthdays, etc. We know we will be in the kitchen several times during the day, so we can both 'check the board'!
Clumsy - I know everyone isn't, but I fit in that category. I drop everything that goes in my hand....everything....keys, credit card, something, anything in the grocery cart. When I am in a good mood, I laugh at myself. When I am in a bad mood, it irritates me to be old!
These are just a few of the fun things of old age. I don't really mind though, because I am just thankful to still be 'kicking' so I laugh and go on.