Ugh..Old Age

Every once in awhile I throw my back out. Not the major “Help! I can’t get up!” type blow out but the simple, everyday.. “reach for something” type of pull. I managed to do this this morning while reaching for shampoo. Yes, shampoo! We are talking a mere 20 ounces when full, but the bottle was half you do the math.

Now..they say that this happens when you do not have a strong “core”. Well, I have been doing sit-ups and as miserable as I look doing them, I believe I am doing them correctly. What I did not factor into the equation was my age. Could it be, that age has something to do with it? The horror! Please tell me this is not so. Please?

I have been told by some of my co-workers, that once you hit the big FOUR-O, that everything begins to fall apart. However, they tell me that once it does, in a few years everything seems to come back. How can that be? I think maybe they just don’t remember how they were before the fall-out. I know. I know.. don’t make memory jokes. Ok. What was I saying??

Anyway, as the big FOUR-O approaches, this is what I ponder as my back aches (endlessy, I might add). I have made a vow to try and stay positive. There is a strong core down the road for me yet. Just let me put my glasses on so I can see it.



Today is just “one of those” days. The first day back to work after a long break is always I am dedicating this post to “peeves” and getting them all off my chest so I can enjoy the rest of the week. Here are a few that seem to be at the top of my list right now:

  • People that do not say “Thank you” when you hold a door for them. It’s as basic as basic can be, just say THANK YOU!
  • People that do not respond to emails or phone calls. Hey! I am calling you for a reason.. call me back!
  • Toys that consist of little, tiny pieces. I have picked up my share of pieces between the two kids. I know bending and stretching can be a good form of exercise but getting a repetitive injury from it..come on!
  • Stupid people. I can deal with meaness, and sometimes even rudeness but not stupidity. Hate it! Hate it! Hate it!

Whew! I feel so much better now! On the up side, I managed to make a co-worker laugh at my rant so at least I provided some entertainment for the morning.

Off to catch-up on the latest book talk..

Till tomorrow,


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