Friday, January 4, 2013

You Know You're Really Getting Old When......!

    No, the portrait in the header photo doesn't have anything to do with getting older. :-) It actually caught my eye because I could see the talent in the artist's color choices and drawing ability...such as I see it, not being an artist myself! :-) But it did spark a conversation between hubby and I about whether she looked like me when I was younger! :-)
     Hubby thought the portrait model reminded him of Whitney Houston, not me. ..Hmphf!...And I almost changed my schedule for our 'Friday Virtual Date Day' to take him to Tahiti or Hawaii!!...You know where we're going now, right?!...Dumpster diving!! LOL
     Anyway!!...It also sparked some further conversation about how you can know when you're getting old. We listed 10, but trust me...unfortunately there were plenty more!! ^_^ ...I'll share the 10 with you while I share some of the photos from a recent treasury my shawl was listed in...

How do you know when you're really getting old?

1. When your sometimes working reading glasses are the only thing between you and the old lady squint that your grandmother used to have!

2. When every time you make a move, it now is accompanied by a noise...that surprising YOU made!!

3. When elbow wrinkles and dark liver spots become interesting conversation.

4. When the only counting you want to do involves gray hairs and crow's feet lines.

5. When being "regular" doesn't have anything to do with a personality trait, a gym schedule, or a midday nap?...But it 'does' involve fiber, green vegetables and water!

6. When your sure and cool gait, or strutting walk, reverts to that of a wobbly baby, slows down, and includes fear of bumping into things, or not having something to hold onto!

7. When talk of "strays" doesn't involve feral cats, but instead a pair of tweezers and nose clippers.

8. When a room full of contented elderly people at lunchtime looks more like a field full of cows chewing their cud.

9. When there's more hair on the top of your knuckles and toes than there is on the top of your head!

10. When getting out of bed in the morning is motivated more by having to feed the cat, or having to go to the bathroom, than the excitement of your day's schedule.

       And 'this' old 'Wug' lady being who she is, you probably know how much I wanna go back to bed and get another "nap" right now!! ^_^ But I won't!...I've got some crocheting to do, and some more conversation to have with my hubby. I'm gonna give him a chance to re-talk about that header photo!
      Maybe in the time I've been writing this post he's given it a little bit more thought, and now retrospect...she looks an awful lot like me when I was young. He probably doesn't know how he didn't see it before!! LOL...Yeah, I know Tahiti will have a lot to do with his change of mind, but whatever!! He'll get what he wants, and I'll get what I want!! ^_^ After 30 years, what more could two old people want?!!
       Have a good day, Everybody!! :-]

Everything Is Getting Older

Everything is getting older,
past it's time, and rusting fast!
No matter how many times you oil it,
Somehow, still, it doesn't last.

Everything is getting older.
Even veggies just from the store,
have now browned and withered up.
They're not all shiny like before.

Everything is getting older.
Old dogs included, people too.
Even babies, from the womb,
start getting older, just past brand new!

Everything is getting older,
like real good books, with tales all told.
But, Wait a minute! Some books are good!
That's why "To read" will not get old.

Everything that's getting older
doesn't harm us and displease.
Just think of wisdom in the aging-
that's with people and with cheese!

All the things, those getting older,
showing marks and scars of time,
just need a tad bit more attention,
or just a small aged glass of wine!


  1. So awesome and a lovely spot to rest the weary bones. I loved your prospective of aging...and the youthfulness we used up will not only give us happy memories but a fine future if we hold on. Thanks for posting the treasury. I love that shawl.

    1. Hi Mary! :-) ... Thank you so much for such nice words! I'm glad you liked me and hubby's silliness. :-)) Sometimes I just have to tell it as I see it!! LOL...By the way, it was my pleasure to share your treasury! :-) Have a good evening!

  2. Anonymous1/05/2013

    never good to realise you are getting old!

    1. ^_^ I've been realizing it for a loooooooooong time now!

  3. I had to giggle at your list of growing older things but then I realised that some of them applied to me :-/ lol

    1. Ha! Ha! Imagine how it was or me, Jo!...I realistically made up the list!! ^_^


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