What Do You Miss Most That You Used To Do But You Can't Or Don't Do Anymore?

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    Sometimes I miss being able to go out and dance the night away! ;)
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    Other times I really miss being able to "pig out" on all the delicious foods I can't "stomach" anymore. :)
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    I miss being able to fall asleep the minute my head hit the pillow...without any pills.
     
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    I miss the days when I didn't have this daily pain (arthritis?) in my left shoulder.
    I miss my old rodeo (Team Roping) days.
    IOW, I miss those "good old days (years)" when I could definitely do more physically than I can do now.
    But, then again, part of the problem is just plain age and physical limitations. And, this just has to be accepted.
     
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    I agree we do have to accept our "crosses"...but that doesn't mean we can't sometimes miss when we weren't carrying them @Cody Fousnaugh. In fact "knowing" that at one time we could do those things, etc. and one day we will be able to do them again, just makes carrying our "crosses" a litte easier some days. Unless they were things we should have never done in the first place. :)
     
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    Not totally sure what you mean. I'm religious, but don't reference religion in different things. That's just me though.
     
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    Ooooh I miss dancing too @Babs Hunt .... I've been a dancer all my life ..yes also I miss being pain free... I think that so many of us are the same!!


    I miss being able to open jars and bottles easily... and I miss walking everywhere in high heels
     
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    I love, love, loved dancing in clubs all over the world when I was a flight attendant in the '70s, on all my wonderful layovers in New York CIty, especially. Such fun! I don't even know if dance clubs exist in my city, or where they are, or what they are called, and heaven knows I am not their demographic! But, yes, dancing the nights away was a good way to spend one's twenties! There were some wonderful clubs in San Francisco in the 80s, too, with wonderful wooden floors and amazing acoustics so the music just pounded through you! And the outback had some fun clubs, surprisingly - I danced' til dawn more than once in Alice Springs. Happy memories, I love this thread!
     
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    me too @Augusta Heathbourne ...I spent many nights for years in dance clubs...they were proper dance clubs in those days..and we'd dance all night wearing the highest heels..

    Indeed happy memories
     
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    Dancing is the big miss for me too, my singing voice could use some help now too :rolleyes: :p
     
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    I guess a lot of things change as we age, I more or less accept everything deteriorating so far, though I don't have any pain to deal with at the moment, my poorer eyesight, hearing and general muscle weakness I cope with and don't think about often, but sleeping through the night I miss, I rarely sleep for more than 3 hours at a stretch...I never could dance so don't miss that :eek:;)
     
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    Yes, do miss the dancing the most. i miss not being able to ride a bicycle, or swim- balance issues.
     
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    I miss the energy and stamina I used to have very much too. Once I used to be able to have all my house work done in a few hours, now it's one thing done at a time for those few hours.
     
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    Well Babs..least we can still do our own- for now :)
     
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    I am really blessed that my Honey is very good about helping me around the house too Gloria. He does the things I hate to do the most and I do the things he hates to do the most. :)
     
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