REASONS I AM APPARENTLY 88 YEARS OLD

Inspired by @Fitz
  1. Socks all the time
    Can't sleep without them. Exception: outside in summertime (but I will put them back on when I come in).
  2. Always trying to feed people or make them a cup of tea
    Additional evidence: my teapot has a floral tea cozy.
  3. Neatly unwrap gifts and save wrapping paper
    When possible. Also I save all gift bags and tissue paper for reuse.
  4. Aversion to loud noises/poor hearing in crowded places
    I am that person who nods and smiles at you in crowded rooms because I can't hear a word you are saying and asking you to repeat yourself doesn't help. Also, music at weddings is always too loud for me, and I will complain about it (usually just to my husband though). Exception: a live band I really like.
  5. Always cold/always covered by a throw blanket
    I wear layers all the time to stay warm, even in my own house. If I am on the couch, I am always under a blanket.
  6. Always have a Kleenex on hand
    I am one step short of keeping one tucked in my sleeve. Usually several (clean) in my pockets, and travel packs in my purse.
  7. Crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles
    I have inherited the pasttimes of my grandmothers.
  8. Bad knees
    They make cracking noises, and I usually groan a little when I first step out of bed in the morning.
  9. Spectacles and gray hair
    I have a list about my hair choices, and I am comfortable with my hair, but it does give the impression of age. I can't see five feet without my glasses.
  10. Doze off mid-day
    If I sit down for more than a few minutes, I will take an accidental nap.
  11. Appreciate antiques
    Thanks to my mom, I tend to believe that things made a long time ago are better quality and more beautiful.
  12. Fondly reminisce about the simpler days of youth
    Kids these days! *shakes fist*