Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Old age is a comin'

I've been thinking over the past few days that I'm getting old. I'm 32 and feeling every bit of it and sometimes more. As the days go by, I realize that I am getting older. That is part of life. However, I'm starting to notice the things that come with being older.
  • My bones are creaking and starting to ache.
  • I noticed that I am making sounds when I sit/lay down or get up. They consist of moans and sighs.
  • Instead of picking at pimples (which I still have), I try to count the age spots I have.
  • One day about a month ago, I found my first gray hair. I have a small trace of blonde in my hair and thought maybe this one piece of hair was blonde. It wasn't, it was gray. Extremely gray. I was in the car with Kristine at the time and literally threw a fit so bad I brought on the tears. Oh yes folks, I cried over a gray hair.
  • I've decided that having dentures seems like a way better way to live than to deal with any more pain from dental work.
  • I actually looked a few days ago for what age women should get mammograms. It's when you turn 40 by the way. :)
  • I would rather spend the night in, away from people, especially teenagers, than going out.
  • My idea of a good time is curling up with a great book and some coffee.
  • I'm closer to menopause now. And sometimes in the heat of the summer when it's just gross outside, I wonder how I will ever be able to handle the hot flashes when I hate the heat.
  • Retirement has become something important to me over the years. I want to make sure that I'm set when the time does come to retire.
  • I enjoy nothing more than making a fresh pot of coffee, sitting down at the kitchen table, and reading my morning paper. It's something I really look forward to on Sunday mornings.
  • I think the years of going to concerts have gotten to me and I might be losing my hearing. Oh boy, before you know it, I will need hearing aides.

I am sure there are other things that make me feel old, but these are just a few. I once said I would never lie about my age. Sometimes it's hard to believe I'm 32 years old. Where has the time gone? I would say that I've aged well, a lot of people tell me I look like I'm in my mid to late 20's. The thought of getting older scares me, but it also comforts me as well. I know my old age is going to be good and I think I'm prepared for it.

But the gray hairs can stay far, far away! :)

1 comment:

Romi said...

Oh man my silly chica friend, if you think 32 is old, then I'm flippin' ancient!! lol No more fretting about gray hairs, mammograms, menopause (always wondered why it starts with "men"?! lol), and retirement! YOu still have A LOT of living left to do before I start calling you Granny Baker!! ; )
Love ya (and hope you know I hear you and do relate to your worries and concerns.) xoxoxo