It has suddenly dawned on me. 2.5 years ago I planned to move to our little country house with Veg plot. Suddenly my farm was sold and my youngest daughter married in the same month. After 7 years of restoration we could actually and at last move into that house out of malaga (State) and into Granada (State). It was great, hard but great, and for the first time I was growing my own veg. Then we realisied we just could not cope so far away from our support network. The cold was too cold and the heat (up to 45.50) somedays!
We had to rent an apartment, and after a year we have changed to another apartment rental. Life has shrunk, but so has my ability to cope. It's a hard pill to swollow. Knowing your too old to do anything you have always enjoyed. I cannot even go near a horse or mule. I justcannot move fast enough!
I walk my dog twice a day (if health allows) and play computer games. That's pretty much it. It all seemed to happen/change so quickly, but it has.
People now give me a chair before the ladies get one. Women offer me their seats on trains and buses. So this is being old!

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Comment by Pastelpainter on September 18, 2013 at 2:02pm

Bit hard isn't it? But I have to admit it is so nice not having to stand on trains and buses :-)
Hugs from your old friend,
Maureen, who has also downsized.

Comment by SEAGATOR on September 18, 2013 at 5:27pm

Hey I am 86 a veteran of WW2 and loving it even with Diabetes. As you know some days are better than others. I went to the antique store to see if they had a pair of legs but they were all out, I guess I just need to hobble around and groan and moan. It was so good to hear from you again. Reed

Comment by Terrie on September 19, 2013 at 1:09am

I'm not quite there yet but I can imagine how you feel since I've noticed how fast time passes and too much wasted time is going on for us. First it's Sunday then it's Saturday before we know it.

I was grateful when people used to offer me their seat each time that I was pregnant. For many years I have offered senior citizens, pregnant women and disabled people my seat. I hold the door open for anyone and let them go first. I also let people behind me with a few items go ahead of me in line when I have more items, and so on. Hopefully when I am old enough, I will also be offered a seat and help again. Nothing to be ashamed of or feel bad about. It's a privilege to have people concerned about us.

I say, when I was young, the Drs. were all older than me. Now they are all younger thn me(for the most part). Now that's depressing. :D

That is sad about you not being able to live in your beloved home Muleman but at least you were able to live in it for a while and realized your dream. My Hubby and I also wanted to move out of the city but we both know that is not going to happen(unless we strike it rich), since we need to be close to Drs./hospitals and other conveniences, connections and knowing that if the power goes out, then it will be back on soon again.

Thank you and take care.

Comment by momofeight on October 1, 2013 at 8:38pm

I can only imagine how difficult it must be for you not being able to do the things you love. Just remember this....everyone has a purpose. No matter what the age or what the ability or disability. You are just in a different stage. Thanks for your blog and good luck! We're cheering for you!

Comment by GinaY on October 3, 2013 at 8:39pm

Maybe try to just think of it as "down-sizing."
Growing older, the ONE thing we ALL have in common.
Adaptation - the key to survival for all species.
Enjoy those dogs.

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