I found reruns being played on the TVland channel and have enjoyed a good belly laugh or two....until the other day. The episode that changed my mind was one where Rose lost her job and went looking for another one. She came home very despondent because, "No one wants to hire a 55 year old woman".
Ok, now she is just getting personal!!!
Old? Don't get me wrong, I'm feeling it a bit, but I have usually blamed it on my weight or crazy schedule. I'm certainly not as old as the "Golden Girls". Ahhhhh......SURPRISE!!!! YES I AM!!! It's not just my weight or lifestyle...it's here!!! Ok, my weight and lifestyle maybe speeding up the process a bit but .... Holy Cow!!!
Well, I decided that I am not going to take this lying down! I am going to fight back!! I'm walking more and eating better, I'm going to feel good again. So Saturday was the ultimate test. I took Paul to the Festival of Colors. Yeah! We went, we saw, we.....got the blisters! Here's the story:
Determined to have fun, we waved at RB and stood off to the side of the crowd to join in the dancing and singing. Poor Paul by now is thinking, "I have married a crazy woman." (Trust me, this isn't the first time he has thought that). We made in in time for the color throw and crazy dancing. I lasted about 10 minutes. Oh don't get me wrong, my spirit was rejuvenated, my soul was happy, my mind was celebrating, it was my dumb body that said "Uncle".
We limped back to the bus stop, took the shuttle bus back and made it home in time to get in a nap and some yard work done.
Oh, I'm not giving up! Not by a long shot! I will continue walking and eating better, I might even break down and work out and diet, but for now-one step at a time. We (at least I) am going again next year, but I am wearing comfortable shoes, bringing a first aid kit and a blanket for a nap. And for SURE, we are taking the shuttle bus both ways!!!
And as for getting old, well, I had a great example of growing old in a fun way....Thanks Gramma Pete!!!