Best Part of Being Senior

Best Part of Being Senior

I want to have some positive thinking and hear the fun part of the later years. Every part of life has its fun and challenges, and when we really think about what the younger ones are trying to manage, aren't we all glad that we are finished with that part.

Here goes my list. I don't know where my alarm clock is and I may not remember how to set it. I have my own life which is all about me, wash, cook and clean for one. I always get control of the TV remote and watch only what I want. I do all this and have to seriously consider what my amusements need to be. This may sound selfish but remember this is the positive side of senior living.

I seem to be immune from a lot of sniffles. Really, seniors have had most of the varieties of the common cold and are immune. We can take two aspirins, drink plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest, if we do get some bug. We don't have to live in fear of getting an illness, most of our life is already used and we know we are not getting out alive. Ouch, I think that last one is positive. Oh well, They are legalizing marijuana to take care of a lot of issues or just to take us back to our youth. LOL.

I think if we got this far we have earned a halo or have a few stars, or badges of merit and really don't care if they are dusty, dim, or lost. We have decided that we can ride in the back seat and enjoy the view. We just don't have to be "IN CHARGE".

What am i missing? There must be more and you must have your own. I do want to want a long list but have run dry and I see red words below saying "this blog is too short and needs 300 words". LOL. Well I tried.

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  1. laurie

    Prayer for Senility:

    God grant me the senility
    to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.

      1. laurie

        Glad you liked it. Here are a couple more:

        1. Dr. Seuss On the Golden Years

        I cannot see
        I cannot pee
        I cannot chew
        I cannot screw
        Oh My God What can I do?

        My memory shrinks
        My hearing stinks
        No sense of smell
        I look like hell
        My mood is bad–can you tell?

        My body’s drooping
        Have trouble pooping
        The Golden Years have come at last
        The Golden Years can kiss my ass.

        2. Barbie is a Senior!

        Yes, Barbie is over 50 and officially joined the ranks of us seniors. Soon they will produce a Barbie we can relate to. At long last, here are some NEW Barbie dolls to coincide with her and OUR aging gracefully. These are a bit more realistic…

        Bifocals Barbie. Comes with her own set of blended-lens fashion frames in six wild colors (half-frames too!), neck chain, and large-print editions of Vogue and Martha Stewart Living.

        Hot Flash Barbie. Press Barbie’s bellybutton and watch her face turn beet red while tiny drops of perspiration appear on her forehead. Comes with handheld fan and tiny tissues.

        Facial Hair Barbie. As Barbie’s hormone levels shift, see her whiskers grow. Available with teensy tweezers and magnifying mirror.

        Flabby Arms Barbie. Hide Barbie’s droopy triceps with these new, roomier-sleeved gowns. Good news on the tummy front, two-Muumuus with tummy-support panels are included.

        Bunion Barbie. Years of dancing in stiletto heels have definitely taken their toll on Barbie’s dainty arched feet. Soothe her sores with the pumice stone and plasters, then slip on soft terry mules.

        No-More-Wrinkles Barbie. Erase those pesky crow’s-feet and lip lines with a tube of Skin Sparkle-Spackle, from Barbie’s own line of exclusive age-blasting cosmetics.

        Mid-life Crisis Barbie. It’s time to ditch Ken. Barbie needs a change, and Alonzo (her personal trainer) is just what the doctor ordered, along with Prozac. They’re hopping in her new red Miata and heading for the Napa Valley to open a B&B.

        Divorced Barbie. Sells for $199.99. Comes with Ken’s house, Ken’s car, and Ken’s boat.

        Post-Menopausal Barbie. This Barbie wets her pants when she sneezes, forgets where she puts things, and cries a lot. She is sick and tired of Ken sitting on the couch watching the tube, clicking through the channels. Comes with Depends and Kleenex.

  2. starlette

    With age comes confidence,………….confident enough to be your own person, to develop a don’t give a damn attitude what anyone thinks of you……..don’t have to try and be a people pleaser, no boss to answer to, no time restrictions, and if your lucky no financial problems……but…….i have to be honest, would still absolutely love to turn back the clock thirty years or so…….ooops where did i put the clock………legalise the Wacky Backy……….each to his own that’s what i say…………brings you relief from pain, then do what you need to get you through the day….

  3. roseinbloom Post author

    Starlette, Confidence is a great addition and everything you say helps me and others. Wacky tobaccy, I’ll remember that when I am trying to spell the other word.

  4. waylander

    As i have aged i have become more and less accepting of others.

    I accept that some people cannot help being annoying gits and so i ignore them. I accept that some are inveterate bullies and i put them down whenever i can. At the very least I don’t let them bully me because i don’t give a damn any more.

    I have always hated bullies and I’ve stood up to them for most of my life, but in the later years it has become a real game. I bate them, make them show themselves up and then put them down, verbally usually.

    Some of the best fun I’ve ever had in my life

  5. lani36

    I am so happy to have reached the age I have , we are not known in my family to live very long lives, fortunately for me I have broken the mould.
    So bring on the creaky knees, the painful joints , the miserable cold weather (, lol I HATE THAT ) and let it be …..
    I do need one thing , to be loved untilI I die…… Ha ha ha oh happy days…….

  6. roseinbloom Post author

    Lani. So good to hear from you as always, and you are right, none of us out grow the need for love. and we don’t like being alone too much so we have internet. LOL