Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Thoughts On Turning 46
Well I used to always hear that 50 is "over the hill". If that is true than I darn sure am near the summit of that hill. I have to say so far things are OK. With my weight loss efforts, I weigh less now than I have in 10 years. To continue to lose weight and exercise is probably the best thing I can do to help my overall health. However, there are some things that are changing that I cannot seem to control.
First, I have noticed it seems like people mumble more often then they used to. Sometimes, I find myself doing that awkward act of agreeing with someone just because I can't make out what they are saying. People, when you are talking-SPEAK UP! It is strange that this problem is so wide spread. I have thought it could be my hearing, but I can hear the radio just fine. I just turn it up.
The second thing I have noticed is they are making the print on pretty much everything too small. I really am starting to think this could be some sort of a conspiracy. If I want to read the label to see what is in a product-forget it-I just can't do it. The eye doctor keeps talking about getting progressive lenses. I am not sure, but I think that is fancy talk for bi-focals. Silly doctor, everyone knows bifocals are for old people.
The third change I am noticing is hair. Now ladies, I am sure you do not have this problem. It is probably just a guy thing. The hair on top of my head is getting a little thin, so why is it being diverted to where I don't need it. Between my nose and my ears, I have enough extra hair for two heads!
Another change is my mind. My wife says my memory is going because I cannot seem to remember to do all these little things she wants me to do. I tell her that my memory is fine, it is just simply because I have my mind on more important big issues.
The last thing is....well...um...I think I forgot my last point and it was a real good one too. I must have had some big, and more important thoughts come in and.............