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Monday, March 28, 2011

Owner’s manual

I understand that there’s no manual for life.
But I always thought there was an unwritten ‘owner’s manual’ for one’s body.
You learn early on what works and what doesn’t. What you can tolerate and what you can’t.

What I didn’t expect were the rules to change!

I understand that as you age things sag and droop, wrinkles appear. I was prepared for all that.
What I wasn’t prepared for was the not so subtle changes.

Like not being able to move the furniture anymore when I clean.
When did that happen? I used to be able to toss it around like doll house furniture. Now I couldn’t move that highboy if you told me there was a million dollars behind it! (And I could really use a million dollars!)

And don’t even get me started on food issues!
I used to be able to eat anything, anytime, anywhere.
Now I find my food choices dwindling at an ever increasing rate!

I have a (another) theory. We don’t die because we’re worn out; we die because there’s nothing left that we can eat!

I think I’ll go out in the garden and eat worms! Oh, wait, they probably won’t agree with me either!


  1. you know the old saying...said by old people...Growing Old Ain't For Sissys! but OH do I want to whine and fuss because I know just how you feel!

  2. You too!? I thought it was just me. My mom died at 56 after 10 years with Multiple Sclerosis so I didn't have anyone to compare with. My son says it's because I don't exercise enough and I'll admit up to the last 8 years, my husband and I moved ourselves with all our furniture every 2 years. I just don't think I could do it now as I can't seem to lift or move anything! Tums sit on my bedside table. But, I plan on living for at least another 40 years so something had better give, lol!


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