Daily Prompt: Feeling Fancy – and old

You’re given unlimited funds to plan one day full of any and all luxuries you normally can’t afford. Tell us about your extravagant day with as much detail as possible.

Tai Chi Practice

I have just returned from my Tuesday afternoon hour Tai Chi course. On the photo you can see the set up I have at home when practicing. My ironing board with the computer balancing on it, showing the DVD of the exercise I practice daily with the master Paul Lamm. He will be visiting our town in Switzerland next year on his annual Tai Chi tour and our teacher gave us a leaflet if we were interested. I thought, yes, why not and then I saw the price. I decided 400 Swiss Francs for two days was a little high, so I will continue with my daily DVD practice and the weekly lesson. It is cheaper. I would not even classify this as a luxury to feel fancy on my one day of luxury.

I saw the prompt before I left for my Tai Chi lesson, so I had time to let is drift through my brain and the result was nothing. I have no luxury wishes for one day, my wish is that my body would function as it did 20 years ago. The pains in my joints disappearing would be a luxury, which money could not buy unfortunately. The problem with the joint pains is that they go and arrive somewhere else. It might be in the morning that I arise and my feet hurt. When the afternoon arrives my feet are ok, but my hips might complain. Is this some sort of travelling complaint not yet discovered by the doctors, am I unique? I do not think so, I believe it is signs of old age sleeking into my body. If there would be a clinic to heal all of this, I would gladly donate my unlimited funds for a positive result.

You might think I could engage a cleaning institute for a day to do all the work, but no. I have come to the conclusion that cleaning keeps me fit, so why pay someone to do it all for me. I would like to see Paris again, but this cannot be done in a day even with unlimited funds. I need a week to walk along the Champs Elysée, to visit the Louvre and have a coffee at Georges V. I want to climb the Eiffel tower again (by lift naturally), look at the view of Paris from the top. I want to visit Montmartre and have my portrait drawn by one of the artists. I actually did the last time I was there. An artistic looking Frenchman with three day beard, not exactly god’s gift to woman, but he thought so. It was one of those unforgettable experiences in life that I would like to repeat, just for the fun.

I want to revisit Vienna, eat Tafelspitz (boiled beef with veg) in an Austrian restaurant and sit in a coffee house and watch the Austrian world go bye. Eat a Sachertorte at the Hotel Sacher. Once again visit the Zentralfriedhof (cemetry), the largest cemetry in Europe. I want to take a ride in the giant Ferris wheel they have, the Prater, and eat a meal whilst seeing the sights of Vienna suspended somewhere above the city.

I want to visit New York again and see the things I missed out on the first time.You see I do not do luxuries, I just want to see it all and do it. You know what would really be a good thing? To be able to visit the people I have met online on my blogging adventure. I want to see them, talk to them, share a contact experience in real life and not just online. I am sure we would have a ball, a laugh and something never to forget.

I want to see a tornado (from a distance of course), I want to see the Northern lights but these are not things that money can buy. They are life’s experiences. It seems that I am just content to be as I am. Just give me good health to be able to do it, but that is not something money cannot buy. So I will continue my daily Tai Chi exercises and continue blogging and dream of one day meeting some of you, not even WordPress can buy that experience.

Oh, I just remembered, we now have upgraded stats and navigation enhancements on our WordPress journey. So, yes, WordPress, just buy me one of those new fantastic iPhone 6 kingsized with someone to show me how these new enhancements work, because my little iPhone is probably too small and too old to understand it all. I know that its golden oldie owner will never understand it, but perhaps I do not need it when everything else works perfectly on my WordPress pages.

Daily Prompt: Feeling Fancy – and old

35 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Feeling Fancy – and old

  1. I was expecting your views about the new updated stats page from the beginning. I was about to lose hope and there you remembered today’s big news. It is complicated as of now, may be we will get use to in a week or so. I agree money cannot buy experiences. 🙂

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  2. Yes, it’s true. Most of the things we really want are not for sale. Especially not for a single day. Today is one of those days when most of me hurts. It’s the oncoming of winter and the heavy rain falling. One of our dogs is also an old girl and she is having a hard time with the stairs today. When Garry can, he carries her up and down because in dog years, she is 91 and even by our count, that’s pretty old. WordPress will keep improving things until we can’t use them, only to discover that the computer world is going in a different direction and all this trendiness needs to be dis-en-trended back to where it used to be. Maybe someday, we will get to say “we told you so.” Meanwhile, I’m glad to be achy, but alive. Not dead yet seems to be a very good thing these days.

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    • I have days like that as well. Today is not too bad for me, but Mr. Swiss feels his back. We often have conversations about how things are not like they used to be. I always have my dad in front of me with his 99 years. If he hears what I am saying I can still have a conversation with him on the phone. I wonder what the idea is behind the WordPress renovations. True, up to now I have not noticed any improvements. I am just happy that this veteran (golden oldie?) got to grips with apple/Mac at the age of 68. If you still feel the pain, then I suppose there is hope. Let’s enjoy it while we can, at least blogging is not a physical exhaustion.

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  3. Totally agree with the “money can’t buy experiences”. It is more like the combination of time, money and health that we need for a perfect leisure.

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  4. I have everything money can buy. A kid came buy when I got home from the market looking for work. He wasn’t a bum or a druggy, just a kid who needed $20 until pay day because his mom’s been in the hospital and he’s had extra expenses and responsibilities because of that. I chose to believe him. I gave him $20 and told him to come back next week and he could haul away the boxes in my garage. If he does, then he has a job cleaning the snow off my walk and so on when that happens. He said, “My brothers all live in the city and they aren’t here to take care of mom. They have good jobs which you can’t find here” (that is true) Then he said, “But a good heart is more important than money, right?” I said, laughing, “No. It should be, but it isn’t. If you need money you need money.” He started to laugh, “Yeah, I guess you can’t buy food with hugs.” So I hope he comes back to do that job because I really need someone to mow my lawn and shovel snow for me. I think that $20 is a luxury to him right now and I hope I’m right that he’s a good kid not a druggy.

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  5. Drop me a line if and when you get to NYC – would love to show you around. Taking some time out today to catch up with you and other fav bloggers.

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  6. Oh, that would be so fun to meet your fellow bloggers. Maybe Wordy can swing some all-expenses paid convention for you and several thousand of your followers… 🙂

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    • I am not sure about that. Not that I don’t trust Wordy, but he sometimes overdoes it with his ideas. He would probably invite everyone to my place, and I don’t have the room.

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  7. I was just like you as I thought of the prompt…. the and old. I enjoyed reading a little about your Tai Chi… I have thought of trying … just haven;t gotten around to it.I enjoyed your site. I am just starting mine and I have none of the bells and whistles that you have mastered. It was interesting to see them. Thanks for reading some of my writings.

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    • Welcome aboard and have fun. Tai Chi is about all I can managed as a golden oldie, nice and slow. I picked up the bells and whistle on the way, but I did do a web assistant course once when I was young and lovely and even had two web sites. Those days are now gone.

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