Inside the Mind of Isadora

Pondering from Mabel …. Live it up this Year


Grandma Rockin'

     Mabel says …      

I’ve been pondering this New Year, 2014 we just rang in.

I enjoyed visiting with my old friends and the new ones I’ve made here at the assisted living home.

We exchanged the best gift there is – Love.

Now, it’s time to talk about what’s ahead.

Well now, another year has passed and we’re getting older.

I remember last summer felt a lot hotter; this winter sure seems a lot colder.

I’d like to think there was a time not too long ago when life was a blast.

I’m startin’ to think I’m living in the past.

Now, Fred and I, we loved to go to weddin’s and we enjoyed football games with beer, hotdogs and good friends.

Since Fred’s been gone all I do is attend funerals and after-funeral brunches.

We used to have hangovers from all those parties and life was merry.

Now, it’s just body aches and hot bathtub soaks.

We used to go out dining and have our fill. Nowadays, I get a doggie bag, with no dog to feed; then, go home and take a pill.

We used to travel to all kinds of places near and far. Today, I couldn’t sit too long without havin’ sores on my derriere.

Yes, Fred and I could dance up a storm and drink a little booze. Of course, now the only thing I drink is milk shakes and watch a bit of the evening news.

That my friends’ is how life is and it’s no tale if the truth be told.

So, enjoy each day and live it up… Before you’re too damned old!


  ~ And, Remember ~

Today is ours for joy and mirth; 

We may be sad tomorrow; 

Then let us sing for all we’re worth, 

Nor give a thought to sorrow

No one knows what lies along the way; 

Let’s smile what smiles we can today.


                                                                         Mabel    💗

 2014© written by Isadora

***** Mabel is a character I’ve developed for the purpose of writing about life with a tongue-in-cheek humor from a seniors citizens point of view.

Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

11 thoughts on “Pondering from Mabel …. Live it up this Year

  1. Reblogged this on A View From Under The Prep-Room Table and commented:
    Isadora’s “Mabel” sure has it right….


  2. You said it Mabel. It sucks getting old but we must enjoy every moment. Have a lovely day! 😀


  3. Gotta love dear old Mabel. 🙂 She’s so right about the best gift being love. xx


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