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You know you're getting old when .......

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Sheena Sun 07-Jun-15 10:53:08

you think (no, you know ) you've got supper in the freezer.....but you haven't ?

Yesterday evening after a busy day with the grandkids I had planned just a quick pizza and chips (with a side salad of course !! the healthy bit !) and a big glass of vino.....and I knew I had the pizza in the freezer all ready to go.
I got extra topping all prepared, salad made, chips put n the oven ....and yes, that's right, no pizza confused .

Luckily we have good old Budgens just round the so I despatched hubby off on a pizza hunt (had to remind him he was still in his slippers though) we got our supper after all !

I'm definitely slipping grin !

Bellanonna Sun 07-Jun-15 11:11:17

Well if you're slipping I'm well and truly on the floor. I think that kind of thing can happen to anyone Sheena at any age. I'd say it's normal in fact! Unlike me, putting ice creams in the frig last week and then having to bin them. blush

kittylester Sun 07-Jun-15 11:12:17

It's often onions with me sheena. I'm convinced I've got enough and then I haven't confused

Did you know that Musgrave have sold Budgens to Bookers and gone back to Ireland? Might not be quite the same in future! sad

loopylou Sun 07-Jun-15 11:21:52

No chance for me whatsoever grin

Put oven on for roast dinner, sometime later dished up the vegetables, opened oven to lift out leg of lamb......I hadn't put the joint in, it was still sitting in the fridge.

Family aren't going to let me live that down for some time.

mrsmopp Sun 07-Jun-15 13:17:57

You know you are getting old when you say 'Oof ' when you flop into an armchair.
Oof, that's better...'
Well, do you??

Lona Sun 07-Jun-15 13:33:18

No chance for me either. Yes mrsmop, I do say that, but then I can't get up out of the armchair!
Won't tell you what I say then! grin

annodomini Sun 07-Jun-15 14:11:29

I have trained myself to get up from a chair without pushing with my hands, but I still grunt.

Bellanonna Sun 07-Jun-15 17:35:48

Oh lord, unfortunately my husband doesn't jusr grunt.....

J52 Sun 07-Jun-15 17:44:37

Went with DS2 to pick up his new car. Rummaging through (inspecting)the glove compartment, I said that they has not put in the owners manual folder. I volunteered to ring them before we had gone too far. I had just explained to the sales person when I realised I was sitting on it! blush

I thought the seat was a bit uncomfortable!


Sheena Sun 07-Jun-15 18:01:58

Oh I did laugh reading these !!....there's no hope for any of us then grin

tanith Sun 07-Jun-15 18:19:43

You go out shopping and forget to put your denture in... OH blamed me as I'd 'rushed' him out of the house..grin

FlicketyB Sun 07-Jun-15 19:04:01

Do you remember a Christmas advert some years ago as the mother (40ish) is rushing round in a tizzy to get all the accoutrements to the Christmas lunch on the table while all the family sat around. The meal is on the table, she gives a sigh of relief and her husband looks at her and says something to the effect of 'The turkey? In all the rush that is the one thing she has forgotten and one was left to deduce that it hadn't even made it to the oven.

Lets face it people of all ages from 0 - 100 + do this. It is not a sign of aging (thank goodness)grin

rosesarered Sun 07-Jun-15 19:14:35

It could be a sign of ageing, but more likely it's a sign of being super busy.

annodomini Sun 07-Jun-15 20:07:28

I have gone out with odd socks and odd shoes - not at the same time - but so far haven't gone out in my slippers.

vegasmags Sun 07-Jun-15 20:13:01

When your GP diagnoses your funny lumps and bumps as 'senile warts'. When you have had to order an amplifier because you can't hear the phone ring any more.

glassortwo Sun 07-Jun-15 20:19:21

When you hand mix two batches of cement and come home and your arms and neck are aching shock

Ana Sun 07-Jun-15 20:22:20

I think that would happen if you were young, glass! shock
(which you are, of course, compared to most of us...wink)

Deedaa Sun 07-Jun-15 21:21:17

When I was a lot younger my boss and I used to write shopping lists for the cash and carry. Inevitably we would find that we had doubled up on ingredients we already had plenty of in the kitchen while forgetting items we desperately needed. Sadly I haven't improved with age, last week it took three visits to the shops before I remembered the Paracetamol I had gone out for!

glassortwo Sun 07-Jun-15 21:21:51

ana think we are about the same age????

Ana Sun 07-Jun-15 22:22:28

No, glass, I am 64 now - those five years make a big difference! smile

AshTree Mon 08-Jun-15 08:23:09

When you open the fridge and find the cream crackers inside. I did try blaming it on my DD's 'Baby Brain', but that didn't work. It is me who eats the cream crackers mainly, so have to own this one confused

kassi Mon 08-Jun-15 10:52:29

A couple of years ago, I bought a new vacuum cleaner. Unpacked it and assembled it quickly as I'm very experienced with vacuums having got through several over the years! Anyway..... The hose seemed very short, but not to be daunted, I vacced the house from top to bottom on my hands and knees.....really hard work! A few days later, I glanced at the instructions and one word flew out at me. TELESCOPIC! I felt so stupid!

FlicketyB Mon 08-Jun-15 14:08:03

annodomini I have done that. I got all the way to Paddington (from Reading) before I noticed that one of my shoes was red, the other brown. My age was about 40.

AshTree Mon 08-Jun-15 14:29:20

I once noticed, on the way home from work, that I was wearing a mis-matching suit. Two different check designs. I had on the jacket from one suit, which was a brownish grey, and the trousers from another, a bluish grey. I found later that a few people had noticed but didn't want to embarrass me by mentioning it. I was in my mid 40's.

ninathenana Mon 08-Jun-15 14:32:31

Odd socks are DD's trademark grin She can never find a matching pair for herself or DGC.