Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday Thirteen

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA, which means I could do a blog post on the things I'm thankful for, or the things I would hope to eat, or maybe facts about the day.

But I am not feeling it. Not feeling the holidays this year, at least, not so far. The snow yesterday on Thanksgiving Eve helped a *tiny* bit, but not a lot.

Anyway, happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating. Enjoy the pies, parades, and football. I hope you don't go shopping, but if you must, spend wisely and I hope no one clomps you in the head.

Instead of celebrating a holiday, here are 13 ways you know you're old:

1. Heating pads are located in every room.

2. Medicine sits on the table, the counter, and in cabinets.

3. The odor of menthol a la Ben Gay or some other rub wafts through the rooms after showers.

4. That woman in your mirror is absolutely not the person who is looking into the mirror.

5. Gray hairs dot your comb and/or brush.

6. Your teeth hurt in places you didn't even know you had.

7. The weather sends your joints into a frenzy of knotted pain.

8. Walking canes are available for use by anyone who needs one.

9. Elastic bandages become one of the first things put on in the mornings.

10. You say things such as, "Hon, would you get me a glass of water out of the . . . you know, that thing that keeps stuff cold."

11. Something falls to the floor and you simply leave it there until you feel like you can bend over to get it.

12. Your progressive lenses require changing annually.

13. The kids at the cash registers at the stores look like little babies.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 371st time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Anita. I'm serving up turkey for my T13 this week. *grin*

  2. truer words were never spoken -- also Blessings to you and your family in that lovely snow

  3. We celebrate most of those 13 things, too, and are thankful. Wishing you a happy day, and hoping the spirit of the season finds you!! Hugs!

  4. These are so funny. I especially love 10, 11 and 13. On to pies and parades and football (really only pies for me.)

  5. I can so identify with most of these—especially not picking up something dropped.

  6. It looks more like Christmas than Thanksgiving doesn't it?
    I can relate to most of these thirteen. They sorta creep up on a person.

  7. I never did much in the way of parades, and even less of football, but I'm all over that pie and the heating pads are a great idea. I feel better knowing I'm not the only one with the progressive lens upgrade all the time.


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