Thursday, December 11, 2008

time keeps on tickin tickin tickin'

Into the future.....
Steve Miller said it best.
I know it's such a cliche, but man does time ever fly.
It's like yesterday was Halloween and now it's practically Christmas!
How did that happen so fast?
It feels like just yesterday I was raking the beautiful fall leaves and now I'm shovelling snow.
well...not me exactly...that's kind of big daddy's thing.
He actually likes to shovel (or use his new kick ass snow blower) we are now officially everyone on our street's new best friend.
But as I was saying, why is it that time seems to go so much faster when you have kids?
Lately I'm feeling so old.
My hands are dry and cracked (endless hand washing that still doesn't seem to stop the never ending round of colds & flu's around here)
The wrinkles are starting to show around the ol' eyes and forehead.
Okay that's it- no more laughing or smiling....
My body feels stiff and achy.
I'm a pretty fit gal if I do say so myself, but lately it hurts when I get up in the morning.
One day it's my lower back, then my shoulder, or always seems to be something.
True I haven't been to the gym in almost 2 weeks (see above re: colds & flu's) and no stretching or yoga starts to take a toll- so I only have myself to blame.
But it's just another cruel reminder that I'm no spring chicken.
And what the hell is it going to be like 10 years from now? or 20!!? I don't even want ot think about 30.
I always pictured myself as being a senior that plays tennis, travels, goes on long hikes, swims-does it all.
My Mother in law just turned 70 yesterday and I thought, gosh that could be me 30 years from now.
She does none of the things I just mentioned.
In fact she had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital a few weeks ago because she couldn't move.
It was nothing too serious, just bad arthritis and unfortunately a fairly sedentary lifestyle.
Then again, if I had raised 4 boys I think I would be pretty damned sedentary too.
But it's kind of freaky knowing that in a mere 30 years I'll be a senior.
g-d willing that I make it that far...and hopefully further.
Yikes...don't even want to think that far ahead.
So all the more reason to embrace each and every day.
Smooch the heck out of Lulu while shes so small and delicious.
Hug Big daddy more even if it hurts to move my arms in an upward motion.
Seize the day so to speak.
On that note-I'm going to get my stiff achy butt to the gym, because I really want to be able to fly like and eagle or strut like a rooster at the very least.

Oh and speaking of getting old- I really want to see this over the holidays.


Sarah said...

Me too! Me too! I am kind of obsessed with that movie already and trying to talk family members into going with me Christmas night!

kurrabikid said...

I'm all for maximum smooching...

amanda said...

I almost forgot about Steve Miller Band... how could I forget? Anywho, I'm hearing you with the stiffness... just got back from the gym. First time in months. Ug.

kittenpie said...

OMG do I hear you! This new baby lack of sleep thing is killing. me. And he's not a bad sleeper at all. Add a cold and I look and feel like hell right now.