I own three rocking chairs and two gliders. That should be enough for an older woman with two porches, don't you think? What's more, I can knit, crochet, and watercolor. Well, you can't do watercolor easily from a rocking chair, but it's one of the things I wanted to do in my old age.
When I was younger, I thought that's what I'd be doing when I was old. (Well, to be truthful, a survey I took when I was younger said I'd be dead by now. Don't always believe the surveys.)
So, here I am in my 70's and my rockers are sandals, and my primary activities are square dancing and going to Curves. We also travel, visit with friends, et cetera, et cetera, as they said in the movie the King and I. I haven't got time to sit and rock.
Let's take today for an example, I got up at a reasonable hour, ate breakfast, fed the dog, went to church, spent a while talking to friends, went out to "breakfast" with my hubbie, and then to square dancing for the afternoon. My breakfast and my stomach had a disagreement and I came home and went to bed.
Was there time for the rocking chair? Theoretically yes, but I spent the time in the glider watching House on TV, cleaning up the kitchen (I hadn't had time to do that for days), and reading my email.
We need to revise our ideas of how the elderly are spending their time. Yesterday I went to Curves, had lunch, spent some time in the glider icing my sore knee (I didn't say I was in perfect health, but pretty good), and then went into town to check out some Contra dancing with a quick supper thrown in for good luck.
My sick stomach probably was just an excuse to rest without admitting I am pooped.
So, when do I get time to sit on my porch in my rocking chair and knit? Maybe when I begin to feel old, but it isn't time to do that yet.