Thursday, March 31, 2011

Getting OLD...

Usually I write about quilting, sewing, shopping..etc... but today I have other things on my mind (what's left of it!) Al and I went out for coffee to a small place not too far away. I was chatting with the waitress as I stirred sugar into my coffee... she refilled Als's cup and as I'm stirring I look around and ask "where'd my coffee cup go to?" YEEAAAHHH...... This seems to be a trend lately. I hunted for about 10 minutes for my glasses ...asked Al if he'd seen them.. "on your head" was his reply. He's very good natured about all of this. He just laughs and rolls his eyes. It's probably just my age or maybe it's the weather but my knees are killing me today. They always creak but today there's a double creak... well.. sort of a creak, crunch, Take a step, creak, crunch. And if I'm doing the stairs?!.. it's creak, crunch, snap... creak, crunch, snap... Then when I get up from the sewing machine, I can't stand straight... at least not right away. So here I am, walking away from my sewing room, half bent over.. creak crunch creak crunch creak crunch snap... If you look up the word decrepit and see a picture of me, don't be surprised! Just an old quilter, falling apart at the seams....

8 comments:

Dorian said...

LOL Deb ((hugs)) You described me getting up from my machine perfectly :D

Irishgirlsews~Wendy said...

I'm not able to sit and sew for long periods of time like I used too. Yes....getting old stinks, but the alternative is even worse! Hang in there.....LOL
Wendy

Carol said...

OMG, Deb, you are describing ME! I apologize but I was laughing so hard I couldn't even finish reading your entry for a few minutes cause my eyes were tearing up so bad. I needed a good laugh. I think we all do. I'm sorry about the hurts, but hopefully with the warmer weather they'll let up some. You just have to be patient a little bit.

Quilting Comfort said...

Ohhhh Deb you hit the nail on the head. There is alot of company on that ship with you.

Rebecca P said...

Loosing my glasses, those aches & pains, I'm right there with you.
You should hear the groans from Penny & I when we get up from our machines after a couple hrs.
Alive is my good friend.
Hugs, to you.

Northern Deb said...

Yup, that med is one of my favorites too, Rebecca.
Candy, the good news is there's plenty of people in the same boat but the bad news is, it's sinking.... FAST..lol..
Ladies, Thanks for all the hugs and commiserating. It's nice to know I'm not alone :)

Scrapatches said...

Deb ... I probably would have answered this yesterday, but my ship sank too fast last night after doing some sewing and I got up and creaked and hobbled off to lay down to try to stretch my legs back out ... it was snowing ... cold ...I burrowed under the quilts and I never got back up ... and I forgot where I left the computer anyway ... my glasses, though ... I know right where they are all the time ... I am so blind as a bat without them that if I do not put them back in the right place whenever I take them off, I would never find them again ... sew you have plenty of company here on the Quilter's Titanic Cruise ... ;) Pat

Alicia said...

yep, add me to the "old" quilters group! I work in hubby's grocery store all day- on my feet for most of it. So when I get home-- if I DARE to sit down-- It takes 30 minutes to get the parts moving enough to get up again! And I know exactly what you mean about losing the coffee cup you're stirring at the time! The best place to hide stuff is right in front of me! LOL