My mother has the energy of a tornado on steroids. My mother is 82 years old.
Mom lives two hours away from me. I just spent five days with her. It would have been longer, but I needed a nap. I kid you not, the woman is in constant motion. Anytime she'd sit down, by the time her bottom hit the chair, she'd think of something else she had to do. I grabbed a bag of popcorn and just settled in for the show.
She is currently babysitting my sister's 86-pound lab. This dog is fierce (well, unless you throw him food--he'd sell his owner for food), but Mom can handle him. Did I mention that Mom is five foot two? Yes, the dog is afraid of her.
My sister and I always said Mom missed her calling. She should have been a Marine sergeant. Why, if they sent her to the Middle East, the war would be settled within the week. She's a secret weapon waiting to happen.
Don't ask me why I have all the energy of a beached whale after living with a woman like that. I was hoping some of her energy would rub off on me while I was there. But here I sit on my haunches at 7:30 in the morning, sipping my coffee, while Mom, no doubt, has cleaned her house, folded three loads of laundry, and washed the car by now.
She is my inspiration.
Wonder why some people have all that natural energy and others, like me, have to drink endless cups of coffee just to wake up in the morning? Any ideas? What do YOU do to boost your energy level--please don't tell me exercise. I just don't have the, well, energy.