Saturday, September 7, 2019
some thoughts on aging...
You know you’re old when…
For us (DH and myself), it was the first time we visited the Senior Center in our area – the same Senior Center we used to drop my mother off at several times a week 20 years ago. Someone had told us that it had been recently been remodeled and renovated and that it had a really large well stocked exercise room. Since I have had trouble convincing DH that we need to exercise more, I thought this might offer a possible solution. It was close. It was convenient. And best of all - it wasn’t expensive.
We have found that many fitness centers are expensive and most people don’t continue after the first few months. We do walk at the mall twice a week. We walk the upstairs and the downstairs each once… and keep track of the other ‘walkers’ who are doing the same. We have names for them (not their real names – but made-up ones like the ‘Pat look alike’, ‘the serious walker’, ‘the couple with the friendly wife’, etc.). We do wonder what they call us...? But generally, we see them all on the days we walk… and occasionally have begun to either smile or wave at each other.
There is no shopping done during these expeditions – well, almost none. Occasionally I will run into a store for a specific item (like candles at the bath and body shop - I love Campfire coffee or Hot Cocoa and cream), but since DH is waiting, there is no real time for shopping around. And on occasion, I find it necessary to grab a Mocha Frappuccino at the Mall Starbucks. DH would prefer a Cinnabon – and once in a while we do indulge.
Anyway, this is how reaching 74 has found us… and I thought it might be interesting and fun to share just how life is at this stage of the game. You may find that a lot of this sounds very familiar.
So for the next few postings, I'm going to mention other things that perhaps are 'age-related' and occasionally funny, sometimes sad, but none-the-less worth mentioning (IMO anyway).
If you can remember times like these, I'd love to hear about them.
As always, thanks for visiting. And hope you have a wonderful weekend!