Wednesday, December 26, 2018
I don’t know if it is age or lack of practice, but my writing looks like a five year old’s, only worse.
I wonder if it is just me.
Mrs. C’s writing is notoriously bad and apparently always has been. My handwriting has never been very good, perhaps because I write lefthanded, but currently it is awful. It is not only awful, but I also write very slowly, forming each letter with great tongue-sticking-out effort and have great difficulty keeping the letters in a straight line.
Previously, even though my writing was bad, at least I could write fast. My writing looked a little sloppy, but it was legible.
I suspect it is because I have been writing via keyboard for the last 30 plus years. I do not write letters, I send email. Almost anything I wrote at work years ago was on the computer and obviously my blog is done on the computer.
I think the only thing I actually write on with an actual pen is when I sign a card or fill out a check. Apparently if you do not use a skill, you do lose it. I wonder what else I can no longer do for lack of practice.
I can jog fast, but I don’t think I could run without injuring myself. I wonder if I can still skip…I haven’t skipped in years.
I probably can no longer ride a skateboard, come to think of it I never rode a skateboard.
I used to be able to throw a ball, not great, but OK. The last time I tried, I threw like a girl, that’s right, I said it you feminists. Actually I still throw better than most girls, except for my daughter-in-law who was a two time softball all-American and has a rocket for an arm.
I think I could still ride a bike, but only with both hands on the handlebar. As a kid we would ride all over with no hands, steering by just shifting our weight, might be a bad idea today.
I can still kick a ball, but probably only half as far as I used to kick one.
There are some things that I can do that I didn’t used to be able to do. I can do laundry, clean dishes, and even clean bathrooms, not often, but as a kid I had zero practice at these chores.
Use it or lose it they say, I guess that is why Mrs. C has me write all our checks.