Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This is not mid life!

Things I realized this week!

This is certainly not mid life unless I'm planning to live to be 120!  I did have one great aunt who lived to be over 100 but she was one of 7 siblings and the only one to die with her mind somewhat intact.  In other words, the odds are against me in that regard.  I may or I may (and no that isn't a typo) spend too much time with elderly people. 

This year I will have a grandchild who is 21 years old.  You see where this is going don't you???  You are very observant.......yes, as a matter of fact, I am feeling old.  OLD!  I didn't know that aging would be this hard and most days I don't feel old, but that mirror!  Not kind!

Enough of things I've discovered this week and it's only Tuesday morning.

On to brighter things!

Heard around here.......

Me......I need to get my glasses adjusted (you probably need to know I get my glasses adjusted on a sometimes weekly basis).

Superhero.....maybe you should just try getting your face adjusted that might work better!  

Actually, I had thought of that, but no one seems to have perfected that procedure.

The world is getting a new pope soon.  We're not Catholic so I'm not very familiar with that whole process, but have seen bits and pieces of it on the news.  Now since I've already said I'm not Catholic and not familiar with these things, I will go out on a limb and say I think the outgoing pope was wise to know it was time to step down.  I think we all need to learn that lesson in life.  

We did attend a Catholic funeral on Saturday.  Sadly, the Superhero's aunt died.  I will say the priest explained each step of the funeral ceremony well, so even though I don't profess to know much at all about their form of worship, I appreciated his careful explanation of each step.  

I would ask all of you who are sweet prayer warriors to pray for the Superhero's uncle as he goes through this grieving process and learns to live alone.  I've watched that process with my mama, my MIL and others and it's hard to spend your life with someone and to wake up one day and they aren't there anymore.  

I love this verse.....

The memory of the righteous will be a blessing.  Psalm 10:7a

AND since I'm already all over the place today with this post........seems to be a pattern lately.....we had a few days of NO WIFI!  I know, I know.....you can't imagine how I'm still kicking and trust me it wasn't easy!  I do have a mobile hotspot on my phone which I used only every second of the time the wifi was out when I really, really needed to get on the internet.  You know......like I had to research something like facebook.  When I mentioned this to the Superhero, he, in his usual form spent hours and I do mean hours trying to figure out what the problem was and finally bought another router, worked on that for a few hours, bought another one and finally today I'm up and running!  

I just hope i don't have to keep running when the bill comes in and those hotspot hours minutes need to be accounted for.....yikes!  

It's Tuesday, have a wonderful rest of your week!


Needled Mom said...

Hmmmm....I like the idea of adjusting the face instead of the glasses.

So sorry to hear about R's aunt. It is difficult to make that change for the one left behind. I will keep him in my prayers.

The election of the new pope is very exciting to me. I love all of the tradition behind it and they are doing a great job explaining the customs.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I have a different take on his whole papal election. Whenever I hear the news guys talk about the cardinals, I keep thinking that they're talking about my favorite baseball team. Ha!

I will pray for your hubby's uncle. I know from watching my dad grieve that it is hard to adapt to the loss of a life companion. . Especially when the Wife is the first to go - not only do most expect the wife to outlive the husband, but most men of that era aren't used to caring for themselves and their household.

Juli said...

I heard this morning that Vegas has odds on the new Pope... I think they are calling it the "Sacred Sistine" or something like that.

Clearly another example that nothing is sacred in Vegas. :) Oh, and FYI... O'Malley (from Boston) is a ten to one. Could be the "dark horse" in the bunch.

Deb said...

I'm not catholic either...but I think he was right to step down if he felt he wasn't up for it...Age..it can drive you crazy if you think about it too much...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I think I know exactly how your feeling about age :( Praying for Superhero's Uncle, it's all so sad. I run to Starbucks with my computer when our Wifi goes out!

Cathy said...

yes, I have never known anyone who gets their glasses adjusted as often as you do....it is probably another sign of our family craziness. I had a slight meltdown this afternoon over mine....and the old thing, at least you are not the oldest sister:(
Praying for the uncle!!

Auntie Bliss said...

You are young at heart and if that is you in your banner...you look so thin and beautiful!
Chin up buttercup!
I'm sorry about Superhero's aunt, I'll lift up his uncle. Harder for men, I believe.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

From what I see in your header, you look beautiful and need have no fear of aging! It certainly seems to agree with you. Same for the Superhero. I'll be 67 tomorrow and while I don't feel that old, the mirror is just too truthful! I'm thinking about just taking them all out of the house. LOL!

I'm sorry to hear about your hubby's aunt. I will say a prayer for his uncle.

Enjoy your week!

Tami said...

I will say prayers for your Uncle during his difficult adjustment. When my MIL broke her hip and was in the hospital for a week, my FIL seemed lost without her. I cannot imagine what it is like to lose someone so close to you.