Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I should have seen it in the mirror long ago, but I guess it's like the people who go from slim to obese without even noticing. One day you just wake up and you're FAT.
And now the same thing has crept up on me when it comes to age. Slippery little critter, and thank the stars, I do age quite well. When people my junior were telling me how they could no longer clean -- not the heavy work like running the vacuum, or scrubbing out the bath tub; I sympathized with them, but in my mind I was thinking "that will never happen to me." What does she mean? Can't run the vacuum. Or a lady a year older than me would tell me of her troubles with walking, or choose a hundred different stories -- you get the drift. If I would tell them I wasn't bothered with all that -- and I'd go on to explain I was in the middle of repainting the whole house or putting in a flagstone patio, they would just sigh and tell me my time would come. I'm sure when we hung up the phone they would curse me and my limber muscles and my strength. lol
But all laughs aside now, I finally see what they mean. I've had arthritis for years -- but it never HURT before. Now that it's started hurting I find difficulty with walking. I can no longer climb up and down ladders to paint. Maybe one day, or part of a day but not all day, continuing on for a few days. I can't even clean my entire house. Now it is one room at a time, and I feel thankful I can do that. If it was a really bad day for arthritis I probably couldn't even do one a day.
I know how this little kitty feels. I used to press 150 pounds with my feet - no more!
I've always likes this little sign. It reminds me at if I ever can't remember my old friends, well then.........we'll just be NEW FRIENDS!
Crying doesn't help at all, so we may as well laugh! By now you all know my motto of looking for the silver lining in all cloud. The silver lining in this one is that if I can't do the painting in our new home myself -- I can just boss the people around who are doing it, you know, just to make sure all the colors are just right.