Since my last post I have had a couple of reminders of the progress of time…not a subject that worries me unduly…I am not one of those in constant search of the fountain of youth!! My philosophy has always been to try & make the best of what I’ve been given, & that a persons worth is not in how smooth their skin is or how small a dress size they wear, but more about their attitude to life & their generosity of spirit.
But…like most people I have grown used to the idea that ‘getting old’ is still some way off for me…in my head I’m still ‘twenty something’..just with a bit more life experience under my belt!! Even as I approached the big Four-0, I felt no panic…maybe because I was busy being Mum to a four year old & an eighteen month old at the time & didn’t have the luxury of time to think too deeply about it! But…as the even bigger Five-0 looms, things are happening to remind me that time will take it’s toll, whether I like it or not!!
I picked up my newly glazed frames from the opticians on Wednesday…Oh boy! It is so great to see the world clearly again!! I commented to the dispenser that in five years I’ve gone from not needing glasses at all, to having to wear varifocal lenses all the time, & do you know what she told me? “That’s how it goes with Age Related Macular Degeneration”…was she talking about me? I guess she was!!
Earlier this week my leg flared up…the old Cellulitis from my fall in Turkey almost a year ago! So off I went to the GP, who prescribed some different ointment & powerful antibiotics, which seem to have kicked in almost straight away, but…while I was there, she commented on my little finger…or to be precise, the knuckle. Now, when I had my frozen shoulder in ‘08, I was told that there was Arthritis present & it would seem that I can expect it to make itself known in my hands as well now…OMG…is it really all downhill from here on in?!
So maybe I need to adjust my perspective to feeling more ‘Thirty something’ in my head & get used to the idea that the future is closer than I thought!!! But I’m not down…I have my boys to keep me young…God Bless ‘em & life is good!
On a more upbeat note…my weigh in on Tuesday went well…2lb off & I’ve been on track this week too, so as long as the Bank Holiday weekend doesn’t scupper me, I’ll be OK for next Tuesday as well!!
I must end on a THANK YOU to my good friend Anna…a package arrived this week, containing some Chinese Lantern roots, which she had dug up & sent for my garden. They have been planted in a terracotta trough & I will update you with their progress…when I lived at home, my Mum always had these in the garden & used to cut & dry the papery lanterns for her flower arrangements…so they will bring back very happy times!…Thanks again Anna for the time & trouble!! It’s very much appreciated!
Don’t forget, if you’re at a loose end tomorrow, that Dixie Pieces have an all day crop for National Scrapbooking Day…it’s going to be great fun!
Have a great weekend, for those of you in the UK a slightly extended one!..& as usual Thanks for dropping by! xx