MckLinky Monday ~ 5 Things You Can't Do Anymore

Being in my forties has brought many new realizations. Although I may feel like I'm in my early twenties, okay, early thirties, my body and the mirror say otherwise. 

I get a little freaked out at times (See?! I still say the word freak. Women in their forties don't talk like that, do they!?) I won't lie. It concerns me that I'm getting wrinkles. It concerns me that my hip hurts too badly for me to sit crisscross-applesauce on the floor anymore. 

So, for this weeks' MckLinky Monday I want to know 5 things you can't do anymore. And, it doesn't have to be related to your age that you can't do them anymore. It's just that you can't or don't do them for some reason or another. 


Here are my 5:

Since the birth of my first child I've been extremely scared of heights. The older I get, the more scared I am. Who take care of my babies if my car went flying off the track?! 

I'm no longer able to smoke while I ride my bike in my underwear. But, by golly, back in the day, I put these gals to shame! I kid, I kid. Seriously, though, I don't ride a bike anymore. It has to do with my fear of heights. Crazy, I know! 

And, do you know what else my fear of heights has effected? 

Roller Skating! I don't know if it's because I'm so tall (the height thing again), or the fact that the last time I went I fell and am certain I got a concussion, but I'm now kind of scared of roller skating. My daughter is having a skating party in a couple of weeks. If I do skate, I'll be sure to have my husband take a picture so I can show you. You can bet your sweet tea that I'll want some kudos for it. And, for the record, I used to be a fairly decent skater. I certainly could do what they were doing in the picture, so it pains me that I just don't feel comfortable on skates anymore.

I also can not drive a car without my seat belt. I know it's the law, but even if the law were to suddenly change, I couldn't stop wearing it. I'm amazed at the people who drive without their seat belt, or worse, let their kids be unrestrained in the car. I've been known to curse kindly tell people to pull their heads outta their a$$ buckle up their children. 

Okay, that was four. I'm having difficulty coming up with one more thing I really can't do anymore. I guess I could do them, but for some reason or another, I'm not comfortable doing them. 

Oh, I thought of the last one:

As much as I'd truly love to play basketball again, I know I would only disappoint myself. In my head, I still remember how fun and easy basketball was for me. I'd love to relive that by playing on old lady team. Dang! Look at how thin my legs were! It sort of sucks getting old. Do older women say sucks?! 

Now, it's your turn. Go blog about 5 things you can't do anymore and then hurry back here and link up with the housewives for MckLinky Monday. We'll be around to harass ya later! And, would you be so kind as to visit some of the others who link up as well? Thanks so much. 

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~Mrs. Albright

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