Facing some very hard facts.........

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Jo-Ann
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   Posted 11/29/2006 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not the woman I used to be. Thanksgiving brought a very rude awakening.

I finally hooked my 5.1 surround sound up to my pc and spent hours rocking with the new Bob Seger release. I then noticed that the evening's Austin City Limits would feature Van Morrison. Boy, was I excited. I was in my mood for a little "Brown-Eyed Girl".

I got all settled down for a good time when this person on the tv started to sing. Who in the hell is that old man? Where did the jowls to the knees come from? This person had ear hair as long as his regular hair, if even that was his. Why did he have a WC Field's nose?

As soon as he opened his mouth, aside from noticing the false teeth, I had to sadly accept the fact that this was THE Van Morrison. I found myself becoming extremely critical of him and the band.

The drummer would certainly benefit by a trip or two to the Bosley Clinic. The steel guitar player looked like a leftover from Night of the Living Dead.

The fiddler player had to be his grandson. All of his children had to be far older than that. This is the first time that I have seen backup singers using sheet music. You have to wonder about the obvious senility. Is it CRS, CRAFT, Oldtimer's or Alzheimer's? The keyboard player is so far bent over that he either needs glasses, Lasix, or a back brace.

However, Van can still play a mean sax, eat your heart out Bill Clinton. By the time this show was over, I slowly crept into the bathroom to take an objective look at my face.

I decided that I needed two valium and a dose of geritol before bed. When did I get so old?

Smiling at all in my age group, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".


MNlady13
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   Posted 11/29/2006 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Jo-Ann, we love you anyway. I look at my mother and think that will be me in 19 more years. And, yes, it is a scary image. I too look at my image in the bathroom mirror and wonder who it is that is looking back at me. Where did this old person come from? Why does she have all that grey hair? Certainly it is not me! Not the me I have in my mind, at least. It must be the light in the bathroom, I have concluded. The solution is to stay away from mirrors. Hugs and love, Lauri (who is listening to James Taylor on PBS tonight.
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


postal2
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   Posted 11/30/2006 1:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Jo-Ann! You always make me laugh! Although after looking in the mirror, I think I may cry! Someone or something body snatched me and put some old fat lady in front of the mirror! I couldn't possibly look like that!
Oh well, at least I'm alive and slowly kicking.
Take care dear friend!
L&H, Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
 
Elisabeth Kubler Ross


lemonz
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   Posted 11/30/2006 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL, Jo-Ann I want to thank you so very much for reminding me I am getting older. Just what I needed. Like I did not already know this? After the way I felt this morning getting out of bed I have decided its time to climb on the old John Deere and ride off into the sunset. You know it really does come as a major shock when you are watching a group and think geez I remember when so and so did this and these old geezers have no business trying to imitate their music. Then as you say Shock it is the originals. Every now and then when I am shopping I will catch a glimpse of myself in those mirrors they have and think do I know that elderly lady. Thats a real bite when that happens.  You know who, told me to tell you, that you are long overdue for a funny story. I know I will never look at fire ants again in the same way. I want to thank you so much for the laughs. Signed with love Older than dirt in Pa.

How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.
 
 


gma
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   Posted 11/30/2006 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Now wait just one cotton pickin' minute. I have all of you beat by ten years and you are thinking you are old???? I went to the eye dr the other day and the chair I sat in was across from a huge mirror. Talk about seeing a fat old lady in the mirror. Thank God my eyes were dialated half the time I was there and I couldn't see. Yesterday I fixed a mini version of our Thanksgiving dinner. I was sick and DH had to work on turkey day, so this was his first day off to enjoy the bird. I fixed less than half the different foods I would have normally fixed and I was so tired, Chuck did the dishes!!! Today is not only a cave day for Jo-Ann and I but an ice cave day in our part of the woods. I am going to settle back, read and eat left over turkey and pumpkin pie. LOL. Bet none of you can say you are still eating turkey leftovers--unless you froze some. Thanksgiving prayers for our old bodies that are still able to move around even if we don't look like we used to. When I look in the mirror, I don't see my mother, I see my grandmothers and that is no joke it is the truth. Hugs to all, MK


Jo-Ann
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   Posted 11/30/2006 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
MK, you are so right that it is an ice cave day. I could use some wooly mammoth fur just now.

You are wrong about the leftovers. This is the best day for them. Since I had a small turkey and a small ham, I get to make two batches of soup today. Since it's so cold, I'm sure I'll be eating a lot of them.

And about resembling one's grandmother, next time I see you, I will bring a picture of my paternal grandmother. It's all in the genes (not in the jeans).

Enjoy the day. I'll be resting and giving an ice cave day all of the attention it demands.

Love, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".


Candy
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   Posted 11/30/2006 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Whoa Nelly,  I, too, am getting old.  The other day I took a good long look at Sly Stallone (Ilove that man) and thought that he is showing his age (which is 60, two years older than me) and he is playing Rocky again!!!!  When did I get so old?  I do not dare look too closely. 

Thanks for the laugh Jo-Ann you always can.

Hugs,

 

Candy


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


babyseeester
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   Posted 11/30/2006 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Jo-Ann,
 
You sure do have a way with words!  DH and I loved it.  I had to read it to him.  I am definitely my mother's daughter, so I know what I'll look like down the road. 
L & H,
Kathy


lemonz
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   Posted 12/1/2006 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I watched the miracle on ice but never the miracle in the ice........ as my favorite saying goes......I thought I would read about Chuckie doing dishes when pigs fly. Wow I will be talking to myself all day over this one. Please tell me he had an apron on. That picture is one I will carry with me for a while. This time of year one needs something to smile about. One rarely gets something this good. L&H from the smiling fool.
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.
 
 


gma
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   Posted 12/1/2006 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
No apron, Joyce!! This is a guy who avoids the man next door because he told him he "loved" him!! I have tried and tried to explain he didn't mean he "LOVED" him he just meant "I get a kick out of you and like you". Nope, can't convince him, he stays away when he sees him out. LOL Men. Hugs from cold 20 degrees TX, MK

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