On Vacation

August is typically vacation month. It’s usually the last few weeks before school begins and both the kiddies and the parents return to more structured time and activities.

While The Joy of Aging Gratefully doesn’t go on vacation per se, it is nice to post something less purposeful, more frivolous and, hopefully, entertaining.

So now for some levity ….

You know you’re getting old when:

~you have to think before you cough.

~your year of birth is no longer visible in the drop-down window, and you have to scroll and scroll

~when you walk past a bathroom, any bathroom and think, “I probably should pee.”

~when you’re the only one who knows how to use a rotary phone.

~when happy hour is a nap.

~when you feel like the morning after, but you haven’t been anywhere.

~when you choose the large print edition over any other.

~when the most fun evening is being indoors, doing nothing.

~when you know all the answers, but no one is asking you the questions.

~when you start many sentences with, “Back when ….”

~when you consider coffee one of the most important things in life.

~when you constantly talk about the price of just about anything.

~when you can’t remember the last time you lay on the floor to watch TV.

~when you wear black socks with sandals … heck, when you wear any socks with sandals.

Finally, on a more serious note: how old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? What we think about our age makes a difference.

Enjoy your vacation if you take one … even if it’s just to stay home and do little or nothing.