I forgot how old I am!

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vestabula
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   Posted 11/13/2008 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Last night the hubby and I were discussing how we had lost half our retirement fund in the stock market and I said I could start collecting Social Security next year when I turn 62.  He said "you can start collecting this year, you're aready 62.  Haven't you been opening all those letters they have been sending you?"  Well...no I have not!  I can remember the name of my first grade teacher but I have been walking around for a year thinking I was 61??? OMG!  This is sad, but pretty funny.
 
Also, on another subject...how long do you give yourself in the morning if you have to go to work, or let's say have a day planned to go to the casino for OLD Ladies Day, to walk off the stiffness, gobble down pain pills and other meds that do squat, soak the burning out of your thighs in the tub...you know what I mean.  Is two hours normal?
 
I plan to win enough money to buy a hot tub with my free $20 comp.  Wish me luck.
 
donna

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   Posted 11/13/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning, Donna!  I usually am up by 7 AM and usually leave the house by 9 AM so two hours is about what it takes for me.  But, I watch the morning news while having breakfast.  This gives my ibuprofen a chance to kick in.
 
I went to the Beau Rivage in Biloxi last year and was playing the penny slots and I won $1,200!  I didin't know you could win that much on the penny slot machines.  That may help  your $20 comp go further!  yeah
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 11/13/2008 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   

You go, girl!  I once won a $900 jackpot on a nickel machine and what made it so sweet is that it was on my comp!

I bet, however, you knew how old you were when you won it!

 

donna

 


GamJill
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   Posted 11/13/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Donna-

I stopped having birthdays a long time ago- so I'm still very young! Hee-Hee. 52 years old is more like it. There are years where I have to really think- How old am I??

It takes me 2 hours to get going in the mornings. There is "no" moving fast for me.

Good luck at the casino! GamJill


 
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 11/13/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey...what ticks me off is that I could have been getting senior citizen's discounts for all these months!  Most shops, resturants etc. give them at 62 around here.  I could have save 26 cents on my Wendy's order last night.  Oh, the humanity!

mamanan
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   Posted 11/13/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
lol, that is funny! I've never been able to keep track of my age either. When I was 28 and 29, I could have sworn I was 30. Then at 33 I thought I was 32. I also thought I was turning 40 my last birthday, but I still have a few month's grace for that. I'm sure after the teasing I gave dh on his birthday (he turned 40), he won't let me forget for a long time! lol
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/13/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
You can get an AARP card when you turn 50 and you get some good discounts with that too.
 
And some times I forget my age and have to count, on my fingers no less, from the year of my birth!  I also have forgotten my phone number and had to look at my checks to remember.  Fibro fog can be downright funny!   smilewinkgrin  
 
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kelly71
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   Posted 11/13/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
This is a good time to remind everyone that there are only 16 more shopping days until my birthday! smilewinkgrin    BTW-for those that take some things too seriously, I am just JOKING! eyes
 
For the past year, I have been thinking that I am 37, but I'm not...yet.  I still have 16 more days to be 36!  I really have a hard time forgetting my age, because I don't ever act my age.  I'm not saying that I am an immature brat (y'all might say it, but I won't, LOL).  Mentally, I just do not feel almost 37 years old.  I can relate to 7 year olds, and I can relate to 17 year olds.  I've been told that I give lots of good advice by kids of all ages.  I think that's because I don't judge them, and I always try to put myself in his/her shoes.  I listen.  LOL-maybe I should have been a therapist.
 
Anyway, I've gotten off the point-oh, what a surprise! shocked
 
For years, I've been told that old cliche, "You're only as old as you feel."  Well, I think all my fibro friends will agree with me when I say that sometimes I feel 99 years old.  I always say, "You're only as old as you act."  Of course, there are days when I act 5 years old, LOL. blush
 
BTW, Sherrine, when I forget my phone number, I always tell myself not to worry about it.  I think we all forget our phone numbers.  I mean, we don't call ourselves, do we? smilewinkgrin
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Marlee2
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   Posted 11/13/2008 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I was born in 1950 so I can keep track of my age pretty easy. I do have to stop and think sometimes how old my sons and grandchildren are and I have trouble keeping track of what grade my grandchildren are in.
 
I've started to give my phone number and gone blank. I went to get a rx filled for DH this morning and they asked when his birthdate was and I started to give them mine. These are everyday things anymore that I'm use to. As long as I don't forget my name and where I live I'm okay. smilewinkgrin
 
It takes me at least two hours to get going in the mornings. I spend two or three hours on here in the mornings catching up.
 
It is time for me to get up and get busy.
 
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bridgewitch
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   Posted 11/13/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
When that happens to me, I just go...ummm, give me a minute, I have lied about it so much...then if I still cant remember I just say, well I was born in (insert year here) so you do the math. Math was never my strong suite.

Also if I forget my phone number, which of course I do, I just do give me a minute, I dont call myself much..which can work here in the south because they are used to ditzy old ladies!

I get up at 530 and leave the house at 630..BUT i eat the ibuprofen first thing and have everything laid out so all I have to do it put it on..have the coffee while watching the news, then dress and makeup and kiss the poodles goodbye along with DH and out the door. I also go to bed early..like 8-9 pm..but there are some days harder than others..but I am preaching to the choir here..yall know.
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Baybreeze
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   Posted 11/13/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   

OMG! I have also had times where I forgot how old I was and had to count starting from my birth year. How embarrassing!

As for how long it takes me in the morning, I usually need an extra hour or so, but it also depends on how much pain I'm in. There have been times I've had severe sciatica and couldn't bend or bend my legs. So it took me 45 min to and hour just to get my socks on! It would take even more time to get the rest of my clothes on. Plus doing everything else. And just to get in or out of the car could take up to 1/2 hour when in such severe pain.


leemadd
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   Posted 11/13/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I forget how old I am all the time I won $1500 on a penny slot
Lee

Marlee2
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   Posted 11/13/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
How strange, they forget how old they are but not how much they won in slot machines. devil
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/13/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
You're just jealous, Marlee!  devil
 
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   Posted 11/13/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   

I have forgotten how old I am many times, I have never lied about it, but when I stop to think of the age, I've had ppl say don't make it up, just tell the truth. For many yrs. I felt like I was still 21, that ship sailed a l o n g time ago. Now I don't feel any particular age, just ME. I need time to get ready to go someplace. When I went to work and getting children ready for school, I needed at least 3 hrs. to do it all. Now just to get me ready, it is usually 2 hrs. I have 2 speeds, stop and go. I make my adjustments to time so I don't slow anyone else down. The thought of being late drives me crazy.

I know my house phone, not a prob. My cell phone is another story, my DD put my number in my phone on my list of family and friends. Since my name starts w/ A, I'm first on my list - easy to find. lol. At least when I see it, I recognize it. My DD also put my DH's number in his phone. He still doesn't recognize the number if he sees it, and his name isn't right there.

I remember my familiy's B/D, even my sibs families, including their grandchildren, anniversaries, B/D for friends, but what I just read a few minutes ago - Not so much.

God bless.  Alice.


CathyA
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   Posted 11/13/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
about the senior citizen's discount...........you have people like me who have had grey hair so long that I was being given the discount, without even them asking me, when I was 43!! How sad is that??
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   Posted 11/13/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't feel too bad, Cathy...I started going grey when I was 20! waaaaaaa

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   Posted 11/13/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   

My hair started to go grey when I was about 11 or 12. I had so much grey in my hair, ppl would comment on it. I colored my hair from about 23 to 39 yrs old. I decided to frost my hair to make a subtle transition, Surprise!. My hair was WHITE. I have left it natural since then, I used to have it short for yrs., I've let it grow in the past 5 yrs.

I had just started a new job, awhile after my hair went white. One woman I just met at school asked me, very loudly, if I just came out of retirement. I wanted to punch her into tomorrow, but I just said, No I just came from the bus stop dropping my DD off for school. She thought I had one foot in the grave. The other teacher in the room, whom I just met, came over and gave me a hug. I found out they couldn't stand each other. I had a new best friend. Still do, lovely lady. The woman was so lazy, I ran rings around her every day. She was almost 20 yrs. younger than me. My mother and older sister both turned 'white' rather early. So I guess it's in the cards. So is cancer in my family, so I will avoid the hair dyes.  

God bless.  Alice.


SheTiger68
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   Posted 11/13/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
No one ever gets my age right. It can be a good thing and a bad thing. The good thing is, at the theme park we have nearby, everytime I go to the booth where they guess your age or weight, I have them guess age, and they always estimate it to be higher, so I always win a prize. My guess is because I have more salt than pepper on my head, lol! I started going grey when I was about 20 or so. When I was about 30, I was at a supermarket, and was buying some beer for DH. And you know, at most places, they have signs that say if you even LOOK like you might be younger than 21, they have to card you. Well, the little girl at the register, who looked about 12 years old and 80 pounds soaking wet, rang it up like everything else. Teasing, I asked her, "Don't you have to card me to prove my age?". Without missing a beat, the bubble gum queen looked me dead in the eye and said "Nope, I can tell just by looking that you're old."!!! DH laughed when I got home and told him, and said she PROBABLY meant that I was old ENOUGH, but she did not say ENOUGH, so I was ready to jump over the counter and ring her scrawny neck. So I did the next best thing-I made a mental curse on her that she would marry a loser and have 8 kids and have to live in a trailer in her momma and daddy's backyard forever, lol!!!
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   Posted 11/13/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I am glad I am not alone. It takes me an hour to get ready to go to the pool in the morning. I eat breakfast on the way to the bus at the coffee shop because it would take me too long to make the drink and doughnut at home. lol

If I have to go someplace special, It would probably take 2 hours to get ready.

I have never won a profit at a casino. Darn.

Oh, I never remember my age. It drives my daughter crazy.

Donnaeil
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