There are some days when I feel full of energy and ready to leap tall buildings with a single bound and then I realize that I’m almost 77 and my cape has long since worn out.  It’s then that my thoughts of conquering the world get set back on the shelf and I start to act my age.

When we reach this point in life, many of our friends have already gone to heaven.  All our worldly goods are now considered antiques.  We crash at 8:30 PM and rise at 5:30 AM.  We put our teeth in a cup, our eyes and ears on the nightstand, roll out of bed with vigor, but are soon reminded that our muscles aren’t what they used to be and spend half an hour trying to stand upright  Your body has lost the battle with gravity.  Everything hangs about five inches lower than it used to.

Some folks refuse to grow old gracefully.  Some are determined not to grow old. Some even try to upgrade their appearance with plastic surgery, body sculpting, makeup or a myriad of options to make themselves look younger.  Other folks decide to go with the flow and let nature take its course.  Many give up and actually grow older faster.

I think growing old requires a good sense of humor.  For example, I ‘ve been struggling with hearing loss for a number of years.  Hearing aids are not an option because of the cost.  So I strain to hear the right words, but often fail.  A couple nights ago, our neighbor was cutting his lawn.  He’s a limo driver and has to do things like this at odd hours.  My husband said, “Joe is mowing his lawn in the dark,” and I thought he said, “Joe is glowing in the dark.”  I had to get a good look at that so ran to the window.

Last night, I was watching TV downstairs and Paul was upstairs.  He asked me what I was watching and I said, “Antiques Roadshow.”  He thought I said “Antique Road Kill.”  He’s also losing his hearing, but won’t admit it yet.

We do a lot of hollering at each other, but we find a great deal of humor in some of the things we say or hear.  We could instead become frustrated or grumpy about it, but it really is funny when you think about it.  Being crispy isn’t so bad.  When we reach heaven, we have the opportunity of being well done.

Dear, Lord – You have sustained my life for a long time now. You’ve given me strength when I need it; patience when things seem overwhelming; hope when it looks like nothing will ever be right; faith when I lack it; and perseverance when I think I can’t go on. Help me, in my old age, to put my focus on all you have done for me and give me the stamina to press on to heaven where perfection waits for me.  Amen!




About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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19 Responses to FEELING CRISPY

  1. Reblogged this on A Blog About Healing From PTSD and commented:

    After sitting here laughing over Kathy’s story about running to the window to see her neighbor glowing in the dark, I just had to repost this so you can laugh, too. I’m about a decade behind Kathy, but I definitely relate to this post about getting older. 😀 😁 😂

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  2. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  3. ibikenyc says:

    I’m here thanks to LindaLee at A Blog About Healing From PTSD.

    Glow-in-the-Dark neighbor; LOLOL!

    Antiques Roadkill; LOLOLOLOL!

    (I, too, keep hearing these days about how I’m “MUMBLING!”)

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks for joining in my craziness. I’m not always this silly but some things must be shared for their funniness.

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  4. I’m feeling past crispy — put a fork in me, I’m done!!

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  5. I can relate. I asked my husband one night if he wanted to watch the movie “Shining Through,” and he said something like “Oh, sure, and have nightmares all night?”
    (He thought I had said “Shining 2.”)

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  6. I sympathize with the hearing difficulty. I am 61 but very sure hearing aid status is coming soon. Both parents, my brother and a younger sister have them…so my day is coming. I am also like you in the fact that finances are a factor in determining purchasing them!

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  7. oneta hayes says:

    This is so cute. However, I don’t know how you know all this at such a young age! 😀 I sure wish I could get some hearing help. It is very troubling. But I guess I have a choice – own a car or own hearing aids. So far I choose the car. 😀

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      The cost is impossible for me. I’m not that young. I’ll be 77 next week and have really seen major signs of aging this year. You just go on and on. What a role model

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      • oneta hayes says:

        I saw the doctor today. She said nothing is very different. She did say “You look good, but you have all these…..” Anyway I don’t need to see her again for six months, so I guess she is fairly confident. Me? I’m hoping for a long time yet; and thinking it will be so. I was 79 the year I went ker-put. But my new beginning began! The Lord is good whether I stay or whether I go. You are a blessing to many. I see you on lots of the posts I read. Hang in with his ministry. Young people seem so discouraged these days.

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Thanks my friend. There are days when I hope I will live for a long time and others when I hope to go soon. As you say, my staying or going aren’t going to change God’s for plan. I just pray that I can be of use to him while I’m here. There is so much sadness today. I think our young people are searching for spiritual relief ad they are ripe for God’s good news.

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