Life As I See It!

Happy Old Couple!

Life, one can only envision how it will be
We are born, develop, grow, mature, age, and die 
Along the way we love, marry, raise children, and make friends
In the short run while this may be true, nothing lasts forever

Some look upon life as a journey
Others see life as a constant challenge
A few have no idea what life is about
Everyone looks upon life in different ways 

Is the glass half empty or half full?
Are we the optimist or the pessimist?
Do we wake up smiling and go to bed happy?
Or are we always grouchy, sad, or depressed?

Hurdles must be confronted head on
There is no hiding one’s head in the sand
They will not go away by themselves
The sooner this is understood, the better

Disasters take many forms
Financial, health, and tragedies come to mind
Families and friends show their true colors
Which shows that life is worth living? 

It is how we take the journey
Rise up to the challenges
Seek the meaning of life
That serves to identify who we are

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Until next time! Stay save my friends.

What Is Meant by Twilight Years?

When I woke during the night thinking about what I wanted my next post to be about two words popped into my head.

Twilight Years!

What are twilight years? Well, some would say, twilight years, oh, that’s just another reference to old age. And what is old age, well, old age is when we feel it is time to write our memoirs.  

Let’s take this old age situation a bit further and look at what other people think about old age. If you happen to be Greek, they believe your twilight years don’t begin until age 68. Bounce up to France and they are of the opinion that one starts to feel grey at age 63. I also read somewhere that most Brits (the English) are of the opinion that they’ve hit old age before they even turned age 60. So, in some circles, one might suggest that age 59 is the year we should consider ourselves officially “old”.

Having reached the ripe old age of 81, I prefer to go with that old saying Mark Twain wrote – you know the one I am talking about: Age is an issue of mind over matter. “If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

At my age, some days I wake up just raring to get into whatever the day will give me and then there are days when I wake up and just want to roll over and say, nope, not today. I need 30 more minutes, and Oh, could someone get me a cup of coffee before my feet even touch the floor.

I have concluded that I don’t worry that much about getting older or what “twilight years” means. Nope, I just get up, head to the bathroom, look in the mirror and say to the person looking back at me (by the way, forgive the vernacular as it wouldn’t get the feedback, I so desperately need were I to phrase it differently):

Screw it, this is as good as it is going to get!”

Until next time!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Thought to Ponder Over

Hmmmm?

What is the point of all I ramble on about?

Just this:

We cannot go around continually stuffing information into our brains that we rarely use.

Every now and then we need to weed out excess dates, phone numbers, and the like.

At our age when you get right down to it, there are only three things worth remembering:

If married, your wife/husband’s name

Where you live

What medication you are on

Drugs, give me drugs!

By the way, the only drugs I take are those prescribed by my physician – you know us old folk – we take medicine for various age-related health problems, i.e., heart, cholesterol, water retention, acid reflux, well – you get the idea. But I refuse to give up my morning cup of coffee!

Take care and stay safe.

Until next time!

A Day Late & A Dollar Short!

OOPS!!

Looks as though I missed posting again on Sunday – and if I were making excuses, which I am not, let me just say that “Life” happened although it seems as though our days are spent visiting doctors (just usual check-ups), getting groceries in or picking up prescriptions. Ah, the life of an octogenarian!

What can I say – we know we are getting old when:

Even if you’re sure your butt won’t fit, you should at least try to go down the playground slide one more time when you pass a playground.

I’ve learned that squirrels make good listeners, especially if you’ve got nuts in your pockets.

At our age, when making friends, we try to make funny friends because they’ll keep us giggling.

While we haven’t taken many trips since the pandemic began – we have learned from past experiences that we know it was a really fun adventure due to our forgetting to take pictures.

At our age, even though we try to stay health conscious, we constantly count our blessings, not our calories,

For you ladies out there reading my silliness, you know you’re having fun if there are sequins on your floor after you get dressed.

At our age, a full calendar is not a good measure for a full life.

Well, I see by the clock on the wall it is almost time to gather what we need to make a run to the doctor (again – just a follow-up routine visit), and then stop for some groceries while out running around. But before I go, allow me to end this week’s post with yet another sign we are getting old –

Time really does fly. One day you’re graduating high school, the next you have been reincarnated as a tree sloth.

Is that me I see staring?

Y’all have a nice day.

Until next time!