I'm getting old.
I know I'm aging because when I look in the mirror I look like my great grandmother w/o the babushka. So I avoid the mirror. In *my* mind, I'm still in my 20s with the body that went with it. Yes my knee will hurt when the weather is just so, or my hips won't always work (they don't hurt, they just don't always work). I know I would feel better if I just lost some weight, but when I'm sitting on the couch with my feet up watching 16 Candles and stitching, it could be 1987 all over again.
Speaking of 1987, I was watching Music and Lyrics last night. First of all the movie got the 1980s song Pop PERFECT! Between the video and the music, it could have been a song from the 80s. However there was a scene where he is singing at a
Class Reunion from 1987 and I'm looking at all the women there screaming at him and I'm thinking, "Wow, these women are middle aged!"
I graduated HS in 1984. What does that make me?!?
Normally this is no big deal, but I had to do something today that makes me feel OLD.
I bought reading glasses.
I know, not really a big deal. I should be more worried abt the fat woman from the old country looking back at me from the mirror, but the reading glasses are pushing me over the edge. I guess because there is nothing I can do abt it. I can lose weight to get rid of the pudge and the aches in my hips and legs, I can dye my hair to get rid of grey. Even when #1 Son asks me what a joy stick is when discussing old video games, I can shrug it off (even though that one was hard!). But needing reading glasses to see my linen as I cross stitch is NOT making me a happy camper.
Thankfully I can still read w/o a problem, because I'm not enjoying the books on tape like I thought. I started Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich and while the book was read to me I cleaned off the dining table, cleaned up the family room and folded two loads of laundry. I was still on disc one and only on chapter 3! The same amt of time it took to listen to chapter 3, I could have read twice as much!! I'll save the books on tape for when I REALLY can't read anymore!
Tomorrow we are supposed to have a cold front come thru and it's supposed to drop our temps by 15 degrees, at least. Today we are having unusually warm temps so we are enjoying it while we can.