Merry Christmas! It’s me again with my advantages of aging. I am up. It’s Christmas morning. 5:00 am. Not a creature is stirring. Just me trying to type this blog quietly so that the click of the keys don’t wake up the young ones.
As I get older I find I don’t need much sleep. Usually by the time my daughter and family get up I have made two casseroles, baked a cake and done my wash. I’m ready for a nap. Seems like I don’t need long rests . Just need them frequently.
I can sit in my recliner. Imagine! A recliner! I have finally learned I don’t need to sit on the edge of my seat any more. There is no one to jump up for. When my kids were young I needed a mere four inch space to rest my touchie. Anything more than that and I would be too comfortable and my toddler’s tumbling juice glass would hit the floor. I always had to be in good “save” form like a baseman on a ball team.
So I can sit in my recliner and live my life. I read there. Knit, crochet, watch tv, chat on the phone and eat there. I don’t need very much space. If I downsize or slow down much more , all I will need is a hotplate and cooler on one side of me, and a couple of pieces of plumbing on the other . Frankly, I am very comfortable not needing more. The less you have , the less there is to worry about. And oddly enough having less means having more. There is my profound thought for the year. I’ll let you think about that one.
I am really enjoying examining the advantages of aging. This is the second posting. I am on a roll. Are you over 55? What advantages are you discovering? Maybe we can write a book about it? Better get a move on though. Time is of the essence they say so between naps let’s get this blog going.