You know you are almost 40 when:
1) Eating chocolate adds 5 pound and looking at it 2 1/2!
2) Bread and potatoes are divine even though they make you look like a barn!
3) Climbing out of bed takes a good 10 minute head start!
4) You forget what you went in the laundry room to do even though you are standing there holding the laundry basket and empty hangers!!
5) CLEARLY remembering paying $.89 a gallon for gas!!
6) Playing volleyball for 2 hours makes 3 days of pain that is almost funny!
7) Having NO patience for adults who act 3!!!!!!!!! (Enough said!!)
8) Relishing a Sunday afternoon nap over - well......just about anything!
9) Your recliner is your favorite spot in the whole house!
10) Hearing your pastor talk about prunes makes you laugh and realize the "joy" of eating those things is still several years away!!!!
11) Bending over to dry your hair is getting harder and harder every day!
12) Buying milk at who knows what cost reminds you of the stories your grandparents told of the depression!!
13) Hating the smell of Ben-Gay but thinking you could sure use some on the sore spots!
14) You wonder how much farther away you can scoot the computer screen so you can see better!!
15) and finally - thinking its funny that many of my friends that are almost 40 still have little "rug rats" running around!!!!
I have been thinking about turning 40 although it is still a few months away for me! Yes I am getting old! This weekend proved that! I played more than one game of volleyball on Friday (I have bruises from "diving" which should make my girls proud!) and then cleaned my house on Saturday like a raving lunatic! Come Sunday morning, I thought someone had taken a sledge hammer to my thigh muscles!! Which reminds me - why does the song leader insist on having you stand for singing on Sunday morning when you hurt the most? I mean - really...what is up with that?
I have also been reminded of how fragile life can be at any age. My sister-in-law, Sherry, who will be 40 next month, just had a stroke this past Monday! It has been a rough week for their family! I was talking to my brother Jim and after spending most of the week in the ICU with her, he mentioned how life has taken on a different look in his eyes. So - lest you think that all I did was complain in the first part of my blog, how's this? I am thankful I can speak, sing (although not great!), walk, run, dive for volleyballs, eat whatever I want (even though it shows!), hear, smell, and generally have nothing to complain about!!