F Simple and Serene Living: I'M NOT AS YOUNG AS I USED TO BE... 09 10
Saturday, April 16, 2016

I'M NOT AS YOUNG AS I USED TO BE...

and neither is my laptop, my printer, or anything else I own that can possibly age out of this life.

I called my 91 year old mother yesterday and said, "I am not as young as I used to be". Her response was, "HA!!! You're not. Welcome to my world." I personally thought that was insensitive. I expected something more along the line of, "Of course you are, Laura. You look exactly the same as you did 40 years ago, and I'm sure you must feel just as young". I think there should be an unwritten rule that mothers should not be so honest. 

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As you know, I am packing to move, and my move has been moved up. I will be signing the lease on Friday. Next weekend will be spent moving all of the things that I want to heft and carry myself, and the the movers will be coming on the Monday morning after that to get my furniture and boxes. (My stuff that is in North Carolina in storage will be dealt with next month. I am trying to avoid thinking about it.)

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My body is not happy. I slept eight hours last night without moving. I don't think I have done that since I was a teenager. Of course, when I was a teenager I would wake up refreshed and ready to jump out of bed. This morning my body rebelled big time from that lack of movement. I think I must have slept with my neck in a corkscrew because I had a headache that didn't want to quit. 

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And speaking of aging things, why is it that electronics know when they are reaching their third birthday and begin to cough and gasp? My computer and printer decided to break up last week. 

Suddenly their relationship came to a shrieking halt. They literally turned their backs on each other, and it was heartbreaking. I had to use my counseling skills, big time, for four hours to save the relationship, but I'm worried it might not last. I think they should be paying me for my skills, but I'm afraid I am the one who will shortly be forking over the big bucks.

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Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me. I am bidding on a chintz settee (don't you love that word) on a local online auction. It will be perfect for the English country cottage decor I have planned for my new cozy little living room. Since I can't give other bidders the evil eye like I can in person, I am trying to do it virtually. Not sure how well that works. 

I'll share full photos of it if I win.

The weather is perfect here, so I am going to throw open the windows and get busy.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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18 comments:

  1. Laura, I know exactly how you feel. When I moved my Mom two years ago my body told me I wasn't so young anymore. She is going to move again soon, but I've said we have to pay someone this time, I just can't do it. STILL I know I will do some of it and pay the price. I can't imagine moving myself anytime soon. Take care and I know once you are in your own place you will be so happy.
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I hope that your mom will still be near you. Moving is so stressful, no matter how much we are looking forward to it. Even if we hire someone there is still so much we have to do ourselves.

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  2. I am beyond excited for you! I can't wait until you close the door and enjoy your home alone. We're expecting lots of pics. I had one almost four year old laptop, an ASUS, that died yesterday. I had purchased the Toshiba last fall because I felt it was on its last legs, but I got some more time out of it. I call my Cox Tech guy and asked him how long laptops last, and he said about 5 years.
    Brenda

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    1. I can't wait either, Brenda. I won't have all of my stuff until the end of May, so it will take me awhile to get settled in. I have an ASUS. I hope it lasts another couple of years because I sure can't afford another one right now.

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  3. Is the printer a Windows 10 issue?
    I still have to uninstall, then install the Windows 10 compatible version.

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    1. I actually don't have Windows 10. I think my computer just likes to be cranky sometimes. :)

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  4. May the windows and doors of your new home open up to good luck, prosperity and fortune for your

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  5. Hi Laura... don't you hate it when everything goes kaput? UGH!!! Hope your move goes smoothly and you win your chintz settee.

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    1. I think my body has gone kaput. Update coming on the settee.

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  6. Laura,
    Loved your post this morning. SO am with you on it all. Once you get settled it will all be good again.
    Love the settee keeping my fingers crossed for you to win. That is beautiful. Good luck with your move.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Isn't moving the worst, Kris. Hate, hate, hate it. Every muscle in my body is complaining.

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  7. I know our bodies aren't as young as our minds think we are. But, I can hear the excitement in your voice. It will be so wonderful for you. I am looking forward to a lot of pictures as you start your new adventure. Just take it a day at a time & all will be well!

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    1. I remember the days when I could pack up a houseful of four in nothing flat. Now it is ten minutes of packing followed by ten minutes of resting. Thanks for your sweet words.

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  8. I do love that chintz (chintz is an all time favorite of mine) and do hope you win it because it looks beautiful. Moving is so exhausting, both mentally and physically. I will pray that the next leg of this move runs smoothly for you. Keep your chin up!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. I love chintz too, Susan. Always have. I have moved way too many times in my adult life and it really does get harder the older I get. I'll be glad to get settled in.

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  9. I'm so excited for you, Laura!!! All the hard work will be worth it in the end!!

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