I also am a "sister"--
in fact the oldest one in the family--
I have two younger sisters and--
a "baby" brother!!!
there is 3 years between each of us girls--
and 12 years between me and my brother!!!
I was the one who keep us going at the holidays--
always making us all get together as a "family" --
even when our parents spent 16 winters in Florida--
Now--nobody wants that anymore and we live too far away--
Oh how I miss having "close" family--and I don't just mean in miles here!!!
I have also been a Senior Citizen since the age of 57--
when I moved in here--which is a Senior Housing project--
and you need to be 62 yrs of age --or disabled--and that is where I have fit in!!
so I have gotten really "old" before my time--
alot of the others here are 73-93 years young--
and they are happy to just sit--literally sit all day--
they either gossip--or watch TV--
I do not do either--
I have always been one who has to be busy every minute--
whether I feel well or not--
so it is very hard for me see these poor souls wasting away!!!
But you can't get them to change or to do a thing!!!!
I guess now I should start talking about my Health issues--
as these will "play" a big part in my future--as they have for the last 12 years--
(actually alot longer than that--but I was unaware of it!!!)
I have--no I don't have--
my body has this issues!!!
1. Chronic fatigue
2. MCS--multiple chemical sensitivity
4. high blood pressure
5. prenicious anemia
6. not counting any more!!!!!
these 5 are enough to list--the others are minor or come with old age!!!!
But these 5 things make me often be someone I don't to be--lazy!!!!
and a shut--in a lot--
and that is why I am always sewing and quilting--
it keeps my mind off the hurts and pain and the knowing that I often--
can not do what other people can do--
yet if you looked at me--you can not see any of these disabilities!!!
and that is really the hard part--
cause everyone things you are "crazy" or you are making things up!!!