You’re Only As Young As You Feel

People may comment about; you are only as young as you feel, but I am here to tell you there is more to that statement. It has to do with so many variables. How well is our nutrition? How is our health? Do we get enough sleep?

I can remember being 17 and working at a fast food restaurant. I would go to school, then to work at 5pm and work until 10pm. I would get off and go run around with my friends or maybe spend the night. Of course I stayed up late, too late by my standards now.

The night before last I took my daughter-in-law to the ER. We didn’t get there until around midnight. I had just taken my hair down and was in my comfy sleep clothes when the phone rang. I instantly threw back on my clothes and went and picked her up. We never got home until about 5am in the morning.

I felt bad for her because although she left feeling much better than she arrived at the ER, she has a four-month old to care for. I came home and stayed up for about a half hour and then crashed. The next morning I woke up at my usual time. I felt like I had been run over by a Mack truck.

Since I am a diabetic I knew I had to take my medications and eat something. I hate to eat when I am tired. Food is the last thing on my mind, so I did it the easy way. I had a bowl of Cheerios and then went back to bed and watched TV for a while. I kept thinking about the things I should be doing and that I needed to get some milk to replace the spoiled in the fridge.

I never made it though. I stayed in bed off and on for the better part of the day hours. Even after many naps I was still ready to go back to sleep at my normal bedtime; which I did. Today I got up feeling like the dog from old TV shows, Rin Tin Tin. I was raring to go.

I spoke to my daughter for a while and cleaned out under the sink in my brother’s bedroom. Yes, each day I make a nice effort at packing. It is much easier for me to do some each day rather than wait like I used to when I was younger until the last two weeks.

I finally made it to the store, and on my way out to the car I looked up at the skies. Holy Crap, where did that come from? Well, this is Indiana, where weather changes hour to hour sometimes. I had to snap a photo, but you knew I would.

So as you can see I am living proof that you don’t always feel as young as you feel, because yesterday I felt like I was 98.


13 thoughts on “You’re Only As Young As You Feel

  1. Oh goodness.
    Hope your dil can catch a much needed rest. And – you too.
    Keep it little by little with the packing. And – a little more when you feel up to it.
    You are sure to catch a nice break & a breather once you move.


  2. Agree totally that situations make us feel older than Moses.
    Sorry about your parkinsons and it is not an easy road to walk.
    I am living with ms and am learning to slow down but I guess at the age of almost 66 it is time to slow down.
    No matter what life is an adventure and I am grateful to be above ground.


  3. You know I can’t do late nights anymore either. I don’t mind I love to go to bed early and rahter wake up early. If i did have a late night for some reason, I would be like you…. hey that is how it is… and there is nothing wrong with it. I am off to bed no … good night! 🙂


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