Getting Old Gracefully?
It was such an unusually handsome day today that my wife and I decided to have lunch at Rufford Abbey, a 12th century ex monastic complex in Sherwood Forest, which fell victim to Henry VIII, as did all catholic monasteries during his reign.
As usual the food was just bearable but we sat outside in the glorious sunshine to eat it and that somehow made up for the food defects.
After lunch we walked around the complex, down the path to the lake taking photographs all along the route. Upon returning home we had a look at the photos and I was surprised at how old I am getting without realising it and how my wife keeps getting younger, which makes me feel even worse.
On top of it all, as we were looking at the photos, I received an email from my best friend which regrettably fitted my psychological state of mind at the moment, so I shall let you judge it for yourselves:
EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE OVER 60
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.
With a 5-kg potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.
Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.
After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-kg potato sacks.
Then try 25-kg potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 50-kg potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I'm at this level.)
After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each sack.
See how easy it is to spoil a perfect day?
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