Monday, April 26, 2004


Leaving for Long Boat Key Club on Thursday. I can't wait to walk on the beach! See the Gulf and sit and think!


Saturday, April 24, 2004


Growing older is Mandatory,
Growing up is Optional.

Friday, April 23, 2004


Many of us "Old Folks" (those over 50, or those who will be 50 one of these days) are quite confused about how we should present ourselves.   We're unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not we are correct as we try to be nice and conform to the fashions that the designers in NY, California, and/or Paris inflict upon the world.
So, I made a sincere study of the situation and here are the results. I don't want to burst your bubble, but despite what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and thus should be avoided:

  1. A nose ring and... bifocals
  2. Spiked hair and.... bald spots
  3. A pierced tongue and.... dentures
  4. Miniskirts and.... support hose
  5. Ankle bracelets and...... corn pads
  6. Speedo's and..... cellulite
  7. A belly button ring and .....a gall bladder surgery scar
  8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and... a heart monitor
  9. Midriff shirts and..... a midriff bulge
  10. Bikinis and....... liver spots
  11. Short shorts and...... varicose veins
  12. In-line skates and..... a walker
Please keep these basic guidelines foremost in your mind when you shop for your summer wardrobe.

Author unknown        ML

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Time is flying!!!

How did I get to this age so fast?????

Wasn't it last week that I turned 17?

I am going to have to start my walking again. I feel so much better when I exercise so why is it so hard to make myself do it?

Going to the gym can get depressing as I watch the 20 somethings bounce around. I just have to block them from my sight. I just hope they look as good at my age. One girl actually looked at me with pity when she saw me lifting weights.  Oh well, her time will come and she will be puffing too!

I have a birthday coming next Friday.......How can that be????

I'll be turning my head!


Saturday, April 17, 2004

So Sore Tonight!

Must be old age creeping up on me.

I worked in the yard yesterday and today.

I am so sore that I can hardly move! I walk stiff legged and small steps.

How did this happen to me? I'm not That old!


Thursday, April 15, 2004


Well, it's official...My little finger is broken!


Dog's fault.


Monday, April 12, 2004


It is what is on the inside that counts....Yeah, Right!

The outside is pretty important too! I just want to stay healthy and age as gracefully as possible.

I have tried every cream and every promise of dewy, youthful skin.

I have thought about plastic surgery but am too chicken. I even had a consultation with a surgeon and heard his promise that I would look 30 again. I wouldn't mind looking 30 again especially with all the knowledge that I have accumulated. I'd do 30 much better this time around, I'm positive. But...SURGERY!!!! Not now, anyway.

I have thought about Lipo suction too. The same surgeon said it would do wonders.

I work out, walk and try to eat right but the older I get the more stubborn my fat deposits get.

It's too bad that we can't enjoy our youth when we are there. The only way that I would ever go back to any younger age would be if I could keep all the knowledge that I now have. Then, it just might be fun!

Keeping a positive attitude about aging is the key!



Tuesday, April 6, 2004


I started a new life plan today.

Eat...but not as much!  

Make better food choices.        


Sleep...but not as much and get up earlier!             

 Walk...Longer!   Sit...Less!   Quit being so hard on myself!            Be my own cheerleader!         That's the new plan.....  ML

Monday, April 5, 2004


I have been in a fight with myself all day about going to the gym.                            So far, I am winning.

It is 2 pm and I still cannot make myself go. What is with that???

It would be good for me.

It would help my energy level but Wait.......

It would make me more sore than I already am.....sooo.

NOT gonna Go today. Can't face the 20 somethings with all their energy. In the mood that I find myself in today...I just might trip one of them as they run 50-60 miles an hour on the treadmill and then I would end up in jail.

Yea! I won!

Gettin old ain't for sissy's! wheelchair_rolling_md_wht.gif


Saturday, April 3, 2004


I started in such a great mood yesterday...Workout..workout...workout!!!

This morning, I am soooo sore that I can hardly move.

Gettin old AIN"T for Sissy's!

I'll just walk today! Very ,Very slow!

Mary Louise

Friday, April 2, 2004


I started back to the gym to ward off any more feelings of old age. I look fairly young on the outside but am feeling  fairly old on the inside.

I thought that surely this was the exact thing that I needed to do for myself, Getting back to working out! 

It worked... until I walked into the gym and right away spotted two young 20 somethings in cute little exercise outfits that had the little strips up their butts. Little firm butts at that.

I was in sweats, had my towel and my sweat band around my head and my wrists AND my bottle of water.

I felt 100 years old as my arms creaked while lifting my weights and I puffed and struggled. Then, I staggered to the butt lift area.

The cute 20 something butts were running about 50 miles an hour on the side by side tread mills and laughing and talking as they ran. No shortness of breath there.

As I began to tighten my butt, I thought...

Enjoy this time girls. Enjoy wearing the cute work out outfits...Shake it before it falls!

Then... I smiled as I finished my workout..Knowing...That I know something about Their future that they don't know!!!!

Mary Louise