I kept hearing about Pinterest so I went to the website and followed instructions to create an account. After only 30 minutes, I decided it was cumbersome and boring. It can't be them so it must be me. I deactivated my account because I knew I would not go back. Yeah, no patience to figure things out at this stage of my life.
I prefer spending my time on things I want to do, but there will always be things that have to be done like washing dishes and working on taxes. I read for entertainment. I watch movies that I enjoy and usually sleep through the action movies and zombie movies that the rest of the family enjoys. I claim sensory overload on that one.
The bottom line is that I want to stay as healthy as I can for as long as I can. I want to be like those people I occasionally read about in their 80's and 90's who are still working at a job they love or still driving back and forth from Minnesota to Arizona every year to facilitate the snowbird life. Are these people as rare as they seem to be? They seem to be the exception to the rule and take few medications, keep their memories, continue to drive and also exercise even if it is limited to walking. Envy much? You bet.
Insofar as I can help myself to maintain good health, that is what I want to do. My friend in the retirement place in Tucson told me once that I didn't want to be like her. She has two very large bags sitting by her recliner. Each one has at least ten different medications in it. One is for morning and the other is for evening.
At 83, she tells me that even though she is a diabetic, she is going to eat and drink what she likes and that will not include any vegetable other than iceberg lettuce. I wonder when I listen to her if I will reach the point where I say I'd rather drink a milkshake and take my chances as a diabetic rather than limit myself to a healthy diet that will be better for me. I believe I'll continue to eat as healthy as I can and exercise too.
Just thinking out loud. :)