Observations on Growing Older

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TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU’VE EVER BEEN, YET IT’S THE YOUNGEST YOU’LL EVER BE,
SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.


Observations on Growing Older

~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 tend 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 may 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!

Love you, “OLD FRIEND!”
Send other “Old Friends” here and
let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!!


It’s Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.

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About turtlemom3

Early 70’s Orthodox Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, nurse with PhD, disabled. Have wonderful service dog - Warrior! Married to the Ol’ Curmudgeon - and I’m pretty doggone happy about that! Interests: Orthodox Christianity; reading; service dogs; computers, woodworking Greatest Life Experiences: Converting to Orthodoxy, Caving in Idaho, Attending Russian Orthodox Choir Conference (Oh! that music!). Favorite Things Back in High School: Reading; classical music - nerdy things. Favorite Things Back in College: Reading; classical music - nerdy things Favorite Things to do Now: Reading; classical music, computer stuff, surfing the internet - nerdy things - no real change! Favorite TV Programs: Anything about Sci-fi or forensics - or both? Favorite Movies: The Chosen; Ostrov; 84 Charing Cross Rd; Air Force One; Becket; Indiana Jones; Star Wars; Favorite Music: Russian Orthodox (Christian) chant; Bach; Mozart's Magic Flute Favorite Quote: The body is a slave, the soul a sovereign, and therefore it is due to Divine mercy when the body is worn out by illness: for thereby the passions are weakened, and a man comes to himself; indeed, bodily illness itself is sometimes caused by the passions.”~*~ St. Seraphim of Sarov, Spiritual Instructions Favorite Authors: Robert Heinlein; Mercedes Lackey; Anne MacCaffrey, Fr. Steven Ritter, Sarah Elizabeth Cowrie, St. Nikolai Velimirovic - among many others

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