I could add more to the list, like for instance you know you're getting old when you go out on a Friday night with your husband to go grocery shopping. What's even worse is that your idea of a date is breakfast on a Saturday morning and you line up (with other people--- well older people) waiting for the cafe to open... LOL!
It's great to have a sense of humor especially when you've been with someone for a long time. I think it helps that sometimes we should not take ourselves too seriously. Amidst all the stresses, the arguments and the disagreements, laughing it off until your belly aches makes a difference in a marriage.
Oh well, you know you're getting old when while shopping you find it charming when your husband says:
"Love, buy the chicken quarters it's on sale, make some chicken afritada."
And you make the chicken afritada... and cook it as best as you could... as rustic as it could get, for him to know that you look forward to growing old with him...TWOgether!
Afritadang Manok (Braised Chicken in Tomato Sauce)
4 pcs. chicken leg quarters chopped in serving pieces
1 large potatoes, wedged
1 large carrots, sliced
1 green bell pepper
1 can tomato sauce
2 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
3 bay leaves
Marinate the chicken overnight with soy sauce, lemon and pepper. (You could also shorten this part... marinate it for 30 minutes instead and it should be fine.)
In a pan, brown the potatoes and carrots. Set aside. In the same pan, brown the chicken cutlets, set aside. Sautee garlic and onions, put back the chicken cutlets. Stir the chicken, add a dash of pepper and 2-3 bay leaves. Pour the tomato sauce into the pan. Make sure to deglaze the pan and get those brown bits add the soy and lemon marination. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Add chicken stock and cook some more. Add the potatoes and carrots. Let it simmer then add the remaining ingredients such as green peas and green bell peppers. Simmer until the veggies and potatoes are cooked. Serve with steaming hot rice... and enjoy!