Monday, June 12, 2017
I think I have come to terms with aging now. I exhaled and learned to deal with it. I had a long talk with my older girlfriends and realized I was not alone. I went into my prayer closet, had a pity party, and came out a better woman. Aging does
not mean I'm not intelligent and have no value in this world. Some young people have needed my wisdom and advice.
I cherish each birthday and changed my priorities. I realize happiness is a loving relationships with the Lord, my family,
and my friends. Some of you senior
ladies might feel like saying, "I feel you!"
I've had some of the same issues". Should I believe, the saying, "You are as young as you feel?"
I have found some coping mechanisms.
I meet with girl friends often and we have
a laugh-in. We discuss all of the senior
moments we've had during the week.
I have visited a few websites for senior women and they discuss aging gracefully.
Some of their advice on aging was good.
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" MY SENIOR LADY SURVIVOR RULES"
Friday, June 9, 2017
SENIOR'S BIRTHDAY CAKE!
There are so many things my friends didn't tell me about getting old!! There
is an echo in my mind. My mom said,
"You laugh at me now, but you'll get
old one day!" Of course, I thought she
was just old and wrong! Well, I've had
to apologize to my elders!
I laughed when she said, "Turn that music down!"She wasn't satisfied until the music was so low, I doubt my dog hear it! Now, I abhor all loud music! It seems that average music volume is piercing and irritating. I even have to cut my own music down in the car sometimes. I admitted to mom that now I understand about the music.
I used to laugh at my aunt who had
cotton in her ears on cold and windy
days. I would tell her, "Please take that cotton out of your ears!"I thought she
was acting "county hick". I apologized
to her because now I see why she used the cotton.I found out the hard way about cold or windy weather. I got a terrible sinus headache because the cold air and
wind went in my ears.
I wouldn't dare use cotton in my ears
as a remedy. I bought some cute ski ear warmer headbands to wear on cold or windy days. I have to save my fashion savvy reputation!
I thought that getting dressed would be a breeze now that I am retired. I recalled when I multi-tasked with dressing my kids, fixing their breakfast, and putting on makeup before going to work. I couldn't multi-task now if you paid me.The old trick, walking, rubbing your head, and chewing gum at the same time would be an ordeal for me. As a matter of fact,
it takes me longer to get ready to go shopping or to go to church now. I have so many things to check on. I discovered
that I make a mess if I rush. My blouse make be on wrong or I may leave stove on. I understand now why I must put keys, remote, and cell phone in the same place
everyday. I smile now, when I see seniors with a shopping car at checkout with only one item in the cart.
I've seen some older men with huge ears and an affinity for suspenders and plaid and striped clothes. I don't feel sorry for the men any more. My senior lady friends and I, have our own aging issues! I've noticed too many older women with moustaches and creepy skin. I had to come to terms with aging this year. It
takes time to cover up and enhance
aging body parts! I didn't seem to notice things "going south" until I reached my 60th birthday. I guess I was in denial.
My aging has left me with unforseen
health problems. I develop a new allergy monthly. I was heartbroken when I recently became allergic to shrimp and hair color.
Hey, I declared I would color my hair until I turned 70! I'm 60 and my mom is 80. She has pretty grey hair but I was not ready to look like her grey haired sister! I have dyslexia now, so, I THANK GOD for spell check! Boy did I have a wake up call. There are a lot of things that happen to aging bodies that's inevitable!!