7.05.2007


13 Truths That Suggest I Am Getting Old


1. Besides the fact that I have about 247 gray hairs (yes I counted them!) my hair is changing texture. What used to be soft and silky is now coarse and crunchy.


2. Out with grape and orange juice. In with prune and tomato juice.


3. When calling for one of my children I tend to go down the list of names until I get to theirs. And yes, I even call out some of my pet's names too. My son really hates it when I call him Fluffy.


4. When trying to read anything I've learned that my face can stretch in all kinds of ways in order to see. First I start out with the head tilt. Soon it turns ugly when my jaw drops lower and lower and I twist and turn my head until voila! Just call me Stretch Armstrong-anybody remember those from our younger years?


5. Even if the prize in the sugared cereal box was a set of Donny Osmond teeth or a play figurine I won't eat them now. I want my maple brown sugar oatmeal or a toasted wheat bagel. Hey, maybe the prize in the oatmeal box is a poster of Wilfred Brimley. Now we're talkin'.


6. My mother is starting to ask me if I've had a bm everyday. Okay, I'm old, but not THAT old. Leave me a little dignity, please.


7. The kids at the fast food restaurants ask me if I want the senior citizen discount now. You betcha! I'm not one to turn down a bargain even if kids think I look 65.


8. The top of my stretchy jeans and the bottom of my bra are now one. This is not good.


9. One of my favorite prized possessions is my pill holder. Sad, but true. I only wish it was blue.


10. When shopping in the antique stores I am transformed back to my childhood. I didn't realize that my Coke machine radio and Thumbelina dolls were considered antiques.


11. My birthday wish list consists of orthopedic socks, a long handled grabber, a bedside commode and someone willing to clip my toenails!


12. When the bladder calls I must answer it immediately. Be back in a minute.


13. I'm back. Now what was I doing?

15 comments:

Dana said...

I am really bad about calling the role when calling one of the kids or pets! Great list.

Chelle Y. said...

I am so with you on many of those!

Oh, and #8 made me laugh!

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Norma said...

Great list--I recognize many of the symptoms. Just got back from my class reunion.

http://collectingmythoughts.blogspot.com/2007/07/thursday-thirteen-about-our-trip-1-last.html

Chris said...

Fun list! Happy TT.

Robin said...

You are so funny! #4 was the one I can really relate to!
And I LOVED Donny Osmond when I was a teen - I had every record, poster and Teen Beat issue imaginable!

KarenW said...

The joys of too many birthdays! I can relate to your list.

Jeremy said...

ROTFLMBO.... Oh so great and true even if I don't wear a bra....

Michelle said...

this whole post cracked me up! You're too funny! If having gray hairs is a sign of getting old then I'm right there with you! Yes, believe it or not, I (unfortunately!) at the ripe old age of 33...almost 34, have plenty of gray and/or white hairs. And these didn't just start appearing this year, no I've noticed them for quite a few years now. Darn things!

Christine said...

Amy,
You've made my bad day turn around just reading your list I can almost picture you laughing, and that got me laughing...
With 4 kids you KNOW I run down my list, and I've done #13 more times than I'll admit...
*HUGS*
~Christine
www.arewethereyetmom.com

amy said...

Neat list this week my friend..

Kimmy said...

Great list. FYI, I've done my post on 8 Things About Me that you tagged me for. I kind of got on a tangent though . . . talking about one thing over a series of 8 points. You'll understand when you visit me. Hope you're doing well!

mandy said...

LOL!

Barb said...

#8 is so true, I'm laughing my head off. :-)

Kailani said...

I always call the wrong names, too. It doesn't help that almost everyone in my family has a name that starts with "K".

Kailani
An Island Life

Donetta said...

Role call is a fun time for me too, spit it out! Hello, I come by way of Christine. I spent many weeks depending on the kindness of others to help. Do you have an ice chest? Perhaps a kind soul can load it with a few things there in your room.