Today is “As Young as You Feel” Day, according to the list of wacky holidays. I guess you could say that today I feel like I should’ve died a long time ago. The skies are grey. I have no great plans. I’m highly unmotivated. There are a million things to be done around the house, but I’ve managed to stay clear of those things for five years now. Why should I change?

I discovered recently why I stopped wearing panty hose several years ago. OK, so that’s out of the blue, but it really is interesting. A couple weeks ago, I decided to wear a dress to an event I was attending. I don’t wear a dress often, but I felt I needed a little tucking in here and there, so I purchased a pair of panty hose. It only took me an hour to get them on. The first leg wasn’t too difficult, and I thought it would be a piece of cake, but then came the second leg. I didn’t go into cardiac arrest, but there was a brief moment when I thought I might. I’m sure the sounds radiating from the bathroom may have caused my husband concern, but he has long ago given up trying to figure me out. Eventually the task was done, but I realized I would have to control my bladder for some time before having to go through the same thing all over again.

The whole event gave me pause to think of alternatives. Maybe I could invent something made out of spandex, which would tighten everything from the tips of my toes to the base of my neck. Then it occurred to me that most of the sagging was caused by gravity. Therefore, everything that has fallen down, would then be pushed up and my head just might explode. When we get old, we think about stuff like that. That and how many possible fractures we can avoid by thinking of several tasks to accomplish when we are bending down to get something off the floor.

So, to all my old friends and to those on the cusp of becoming old, remember a day has been specified for you not to act your age. That’s something anyway.



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
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8 Responses to AS YOUNG AS YOU FEEL

  1. Lifetime Chicago says:

    This is wonderful!

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  2. LOL! Very funny.

    Panty hose are the ultimate sign of getting older. Apparently they are no longer fashionable. I kid you not, there are now 25 year olds running about who have never heard of them and have no idea what I am even talking about! Today most people go bare legged or else wear leggings or tights. I did have some children all excited to brag about how I was actually wearing leggings that looked like skin, so that was a bit embarrassing. Worse yet, the adults tried to hush them like they were saying something we should never speak of in polite company.

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    • says:

      Oh I’m so glad they’re out of style. I’ll never wear them again. Leggings that look like skin ~ now that’s original. It would be sad if someone complimented another person’s alligator shoes when they were in fact barefooted🥸

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  3. Rebecca says:

    I have become quite comfortable wearing my stretch pants and flat shoes. The last time I wore a dress was at my daughter’s wedding. I had to buy one of those mid-section contraptions that helps hold your stomach in. Torturous! A very funny post, one that most of us can relate to.

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  4. Linda Lee @LadyQuixote says:

    Today is as young as you feel day? I feel like I’m about 25… except when I try to get up out of my chair. Then I feel like the old great-grandma that I am.

    I recently bought some new panty hose for the first time in years. I haven’t tried to put them on yet. Now I’m afraid to 😀

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