Good morning World – ever think out loud ?
Ever nod off around 2:00 PM. ?
Ever get up and it takes a moment to take that first step ?
Getting “OLDER” is a fact of life – feeling it is also !
But – you also have to have the right frame of mind !
Now – in my before retirement life –
for my lunch hour ( because I did not know what else to do )
I would eat my lunch –
kick the seat back ( Buicks are made for comfort)
And take what I called a POWER 20 minute nap !
I would leave the windows down – park in the shade –
And fall right to sleep!
Now- since retirement- it seems like that years & years habit –
Followed me – each afternoon – I feel it coming on !
Thing is – now every day I go and pick up my 8 year old grand daughters –
I actually get there in line early – like a hour –
and there is a method to my madness !
I take a small couch pillow with me – kick the seat back –
Tune the radio into my favorite SPORTS show –
And slowly drift off for my 20 minute power nap !
A lot of times I will just sit and think – using silence to sort out thoughts !
Over the years – I have quietly trained my mind to recall –
I picture events – that way it is easier for me to remember .
But there are times when I just stop – and think – what was I going to do ?
I am a creature of habit – I have a place for most things –
I find that it makes it easier for me to remember !
I also concentrate on what I am doing or am going to say.
Concentration for me is my way to remember things !
Now – I am also not one who measures every thing I do –
I learned from my Mother to cook from scrap –
She often would bake every day – pies – cakes – bread and rolls.
She did a lot of it with memory – and I am the same way.
I love music – most all kinds –
” ALEXIA – PLAY JIMMY BUFFET ” !
I try not to limit my listening – on long trips –
I will listen to Country – Classic’s – Rock – Easy listening – Bluegrass –
It is my way to reconnect to past events !
Hearing – I have found as I get older – I hear things – but –
A lot of what I hear SOUNDS like something else !
I think that as you get older – at least for me – that happens !
My little thoughts for today on getting older –
But some things never get old – they just get better !
This month – 6-25-82 – will be 37 years –
I can still walk – I can still think –
I can do just about anything I want – only slower!
I am getting OLDER –
BUT – I also am living –
ONE DAY AT A TIME !
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