Just a Sip, Perhaps?

If there were a real Fountain of Youth, would you drink the water?

HHMmm….. before I say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ I would have to read the label and weigh the side effects against what it has to offer me.

I read a few of the blogs that all say “no!” so affirmatively and courageously but I’m not so sure I wouldn’t like just a little sip.

I agree that I would not like to be a young person again and lose all the knowledge and wisdom I’ve acquired in 62 and a half years but I would really like to do more work outside for longer periods of time. I used to be able to work all day at gardening and landscaping but now I’m only good for 2 or 3 hours. I can’t work all day long.

There is still a pile of slab wood in my driveway delivered last year because I can only do a few loads at a time. I like it neatly stacked in my woodshed which is on the other side of my house, close to my back door.

During the very hot weather and a full work schedule I didn’t do any. Yesterday I started back to chipping away at it, 4 wheel barrow loads at a time. When my back got achy I switched to weeding but soon got sweaty and irritable. I had worked the night before until 10:30, getting home at 11:00  so that ‘allowed’ me to take the rest of the day off.

If I could have just a little sip after breakfast, work vigorously all day long, then it would wear off at night, I would do that. Be old again and enjoy a hot Epsom salt bath followed by TV, lounging on soft, purple throws, happy to be alone. (I want someone who isn’t going to be there in the morning.)

We are in for another week of very hot, humid weather; the last I hope. I have this weekend off, woo hoo, and have nothing to do except all the stuff that needs to be done. It makes me tired just thinking about it.

I’m going out to do 3 or 4 loads of wood, it would be nice to use the weed-eater longer than 20 minutes. I could use a little sip from the Fountain of Youth.

Or maybe I should just try Meth.



In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forever Young.”

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