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Old 08-10-2019, 04:19 PM   #21
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Someone mentioned thumb sucking. I had sucked my thumb all the way up into my 20s, it was so strange!! Then when I met my fiance and we moved in together I stopped, cause it was just too embarrassing!!

It's funny though, if I didn't move in with him, I might have still been sucking my thumb!! I think it was mostly for comfort.

I still sleep with my stuffed animals though......
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:42 AM   #22
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Horseback riding. Was bucked off many times but it was no big deal. Those sorts of adventures would cause lasting damage now.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:53 PM   #23
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I might have posted this before in this thread, but I can no longer clean the bathroom all at once or vacuum the whole place all at once. I have to take breaks and/or do one section or task per day. Like one day I'll do just the fixtures in the bathroom like the tub, sink, and toilet.

The NEXT day, I'll wipe down the mirror, the floor, and vanity.

Same with vacuuming: I'll do the living room one day, then the bedroom the next day.

It pisses me off because I HATE housework even though I'm a "clean freak". It's exhausting, boring, and time consuming. And pointless in a way, as there's already dust on stuff less than an hour after doing it.

I want to get it DONE but because I'm older now, I don't have the energy to do it all at once anymore.


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When I was a kid I climbed trees (fell out of a few too.) I haven't been up in one in decades...
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Like owl, I now have to just do a little work at a time--regardless of the kind of work. And I don't chew bubble gum. But I have been known to eat ice cream cones and suck on lollipops.
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Climb up onto a horse. Now have to use mounting block or a ladder, lol.
Oh yeah! Back in the day I used to say if you can't get on from the ground you can't ride it. Now I use a mounting block. No way i had i can get on from the ground.
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Thank you for your comment, lol Funny how when we are young we take soo much for granted.



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Oh yeah! Back in the day I used to say if you can't get on from the ground you can't ride it. Now I use a mounting block. No way i had i can get on from the ground.
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I get that, I really do. Back when I worked, as long as I had my hair colored, perm and expensive product along with all that makeup I used to wear, I felt ... normal. I even used to iron my clothing, buy Hanes Stockings, wear 3 inch heels and drive a car.


I have a different normal now.... I don't iron and can't iron, I let my hair go platinum and I cut it myself, lol. I wear supportive shoes, no stockings and I no longer drive and I can't see to apply mascara. Yeup, new normal for me.



Then there is the laundry. I have to use our coin operated machines which takes all day to do 3 loads. I'm exhausted going back and forth and by the end of the day, the laundry gets piled up on my bed. I just push it over to climb into bed to sleep and maybe, 3 days later, slowly I put it all away. I used to have it all done in one afternoon, ironed and all put away.


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I used to go to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I spent 52 years focused on "earning my living" through working. When I was young I even had a week job, and evening job and a weekend job.

My time was devoted to buying clothes to impress people at work, getting my hair done for work, getting sleep so I would be fresh for work, doing cultural things so that I had something to discuss at work - polishing my ego so that it stood up there with the competition.


All of that gave me confidence, an organised approach to things, and some artistic/ creative things that I loved. I enjoyed work but there was too much time spent sitting in that chair just because I was paid to do so.


I think that I was lucky, nothing in my early life made it inevitable that I would find interesting work that fit with me or that gave me a secure home to live in.


Now since a few months, I don't work... and there has been a period of difficult adjustment to that.

I've let go of continually comparing myself with others and competing with them.
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I am 72, and still go down the slide and swing with my granddaughter....I march in my 3 inch high heels in parades....still watch cartoons. I can't think of anything I can't do when I was younger! I still take ballet classes (since I was a child); ;that is my first love. I walk 2-7 miles a ay.
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Good for you, nicole! I'm glad your health allows you to do those things.
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