Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A is for Acrobat

A is for Acrobat.

She wasn't swinging on a trapeze or partici- pating in a human pyramid, but she still looks like an acrobat to me. I'm not entirely comfortable with a seventy-five year old standing on one foot atop a step ladder, but then again, a ladder is supposed to be safer than standing on a chair... Thankfully she didn't dismount by doing a flip.

She can now reach the top shelves without standing tip-toe on a kitchen chair and maybe, just maybe, she'll get around to painting her kitchen ceiling. (It was her idea, not mine.)

Staying active appears to be the key to a long and productive life. It also helps with attitude and outlook. Maybe I should try standing on one foot atop my kitchen step stool... :0)

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  1. Wow! She looks pretty fit for a 75-year-old!

    abcw team

  2. More power to her...me, I don't do well with heights.

  3. I hope she is also singing a song! I think I will stay grounded!! Cute post Martha.

  4. Ha!
    That is awesome...perhaps she does Tai-Chi...
    Yes...please paint that ceiling!
    Linda :o)

  5. Looks dangerous to me!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday

  6. It's true, it good to keep active!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  7. I am now 79 and the kids (youngest is 40) yell at me for even talking about getting up on something. I catch myself feeling some fear before I even get on the stepladder.

    1. She is definitely one of a kind. She stood on a chair to reach in the cupboard later and told us, "I have good balance." She still goes figure skating on a regular basis. I want to be just like her when I grow up. :)

    2. It's true, it good to keep physical activity for health, Ok but for me no olympyc..!
      Love your post, cute but serious.

  8. Shes just preparing for the watching of the Olympics!! I'll be in the 70's in a few years and I hope I'm just as flexible.