Thursday, August 2, 2007

STUPENDOUS NEWS

No, my baby, the Nikon, is still dead.  But I have some great news that is almost as good.

I am getting taller!

Okay, first of all, don't believe the tape measure which still reads 62 inches.  Tape measures, like weight scales, grow old and cease to function properly.  My scale pooped out years ago.  It perpetually reads about 10 pounds more than it should.  ( its 20 pounds off after a good holiday meal  .)

A more accurate indicator is the body itself.  This morning I woke up completely inspired to begin a new exercise regiment.  I stretched my arms, I stretched my neck, I twisted my trunk.  And then it was time for my leg stretches.

I bent forward and down to touch my toes... but I couldn't reach them.  I tried again but my fingertips remained suspended above my toes by at least 4 inches.  A few years ago I could reach my toes with no effort at all, but now I am coming up 4 inches shy.  Well, there's no way I could have lost 4 inches off the length of my arms so I can only surmise that my legs are 4 inches taller.

That would make me 5' 6". 

This is amazing.  I just had a growth spurt at 46 and I feel fabulous!  To heck with the exercising.  I'm celebrating this morning. 

Ahhhh, life is good.

18 comments:

glensfork4 said...

day 1 complete.....

Michele

pixiedustnme said...

i suffer from the same strange height gain ;-)

lacaza3 said...

oh is that what happen I thought it was my waist got bigger...whew I;m glad you straighten me out on that lol lol
Donna In TEXAS

princesssaurora said...

Wow... this must be an over 40 thing... because I apparently have also grown about 2 inches!  YAY!

be well,
Dawn
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chat2missie said...

If you get to grow taller over 40, look out.  I'll be 40 in Feb! LOL
Missie

jckfrstross said...

LOL so thats what it is growing taller:) have a good friday

Deb

cmarlow330 said...

LOL JO!!!!!!!

You are a riot!


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rdautumnsage said...

Love your outlook on life dear heart! (Hugs) Indigo

sdoscher458 said...

oh no my hint to do stretching worked too well. Lol. You are a funny lady...love, Sandi

rbrown6172 said...

ok...thats pretty good...now tell me how i can fix my weight problem!  lol
gina

marxgo said...

You're GOOD!!!!  I'm still laughing.    ~Margo

mpnaz58 said...

Um, ok.  That is certainly one way to look at it!!  
xoxo ~Myra

deshelestraci said...

YOU crack me up!!!
Traci

quiltsnroses said...

I like your sense of humor!

missheathyrmaree said...

woot! on getting taller :]
boo! on the camera :[

hugs,
heather

coelha said...

HA HA HA...  Very cute!  If only it could be true!  My kids are all getting taller than me..  I feel like the amazing shrinking woman.  Julie :)  

helmswondermom said...

Hey!  Thanks for the information.  I think I'll check in the morning to see if maybe I might be taller than the tape measure says.  I have a feeling I might be a few inches from touching my toes, too!
Lori

wumzels2 said...

gosh i love you dorn......................in the sisterly way, lol.

sorry to hear about the camera though.  wish i could help with the fund for a new one.................

i use a  $5 digital for my pics...............and it shows, lol.

be blessed, and good luck on finding a new cam.

regina