Sunday, September 2, 2012

Getting Older

Silly me

Ever feel the image looking back at you from the other side of the mirror doesn’t quite look how you feel? Ha! Happens to me all the time. The face staring back at me smiles and even laughs, and that makes me feel better. 
When I was younger, I used to say that I would greet my wrinkles as old friends and hold them close to my heart, badges of courage, wrought by all I had experienced. Yet I still look for them closely when I glance in the mirror and feel relieved when I find none. I know they’re coming; can’t hold them off forever, right? Until then, I will use my eye cream religiously.

Never leave home without them

Yesterday I spent most of the day in our storage unit in Dallas, moving stuff around and organizing. I had a certain amount of space available in my car and wanted to use it wisely. I found some unwanted visitors in termites and had to do a lot more cleaning, repacking and organizing than I thought.

Termites - Yikes!

It was 105º and there was no air circulation inside that storage unit. Even though I had brought some water and soda with me, I stayed too long, telling myself I was almost done. My car is now piled high with everything and anything from kitchen utensils (some of which we have already replaced), clothes, baseball cards…yes, everything we just can’t live without. Stop grinning. I have to be very careful every time I open a door –including mine! So much for organizing.

Unloading nightmare

Woman picking up heavy box from

So today I’m paying for all that unusual physical activity that I did yesterday without any problem. Yes, folks, not eighteen anymore. Muscles are sore, lower back is signaling a warning that there might be more than a little twitching later on if I continue on this path (movement, that is) and all I want to do is take a couple of pain pills, lie back and relax instead of beginning my 12 hour drive back home to Georgia.

The funny thing is that my brain would like to ignore all these signals and messages from my body. Maybe that’s why they seem to be getting louder?
So what about you? Do you have any aches and pains that appear out of nowhere? How do you feel about getting older?
I would love to hear from you.


  1. Bloody hell!

    What a nightmare and in the heat too! Know how you feel, darling.

    We've had such a wet summer (the worst since records began) that the garden resembled a jungle. So when we caught a break I was out there hacking and edging and cutting back like a lunatic. I couldn't move for four days. As for creams and lotions and potions. They don't make a bit of difference. Sad but true.

    I cleanse, tone and moisturise as if it was a religion, just in case!

    Great post. Hope you feel better soon and the termites have gone to termite heaven!

  2. Hi, Christine! Thanks so much for stopping by. Sorry it took so long to reply...recuperating, you know. LOL
    Well, I swear by my eye cream. When I started seeing those fine lines around my eyes about 10 years ago, I looked around for something that worked. And I still don't have any wrinkles. Even my friends have started using it. So I'm happy with that.
    Take care, sweetie.