As usual, this is another poached idea, and the person I poached it from had such a very thoughtful list, it inspired me. Getting older has meant shedding lots of the things I did when I was younger. Generally, it's a pleasant process, resulting in much less stress and expense.
1. I don't iron clothes or make my bed (that could count for two, but i stopped doing those two things about the same time--1965--so i'm counting them as one. if something needs pressing, I take it to the cleaners. And if i'm selling my house, of course i make the bed, but once the contract is in the bag...no way.
2. I don't do yoga any more, and I don't wear high heels. (another two-fer--they cancelled each other out)
3. I don't go to church any more, either. The last church i joined (briefly) asked me to declare i have accepted jesus christ as my lord and savior. i said i thought if jesus was going to save me, he'd have showed up by now.
4. I don't go dancing or playing pool in smoky places. Ish.
5. I don't watch TV other than one hour of Britcoms on an occasional Saturday night or read any newspapers other than very local ones (like Rock Creek Press, the Georgetowner, Dupont Current, etc.). i see articles from the NY Times often enough on Truthout.com--especially Frank Rich on Sunday--but I don't buy it and I don't read it, not even online.
6. i don't drink milk or beer any more. milk makes my feet hurt--i kid you not--and beer makes me crazy.
7. i don't own a car any more. i sold my last one in 1991, and it was one of the happiest days of my life: no more gas, no more insurance, no more repairs, no more standing by the roadside in high heels and those wienie nylons hitchhiking to work when the damn car broke down. you would be amazed at 1) who speeds past a well-dressed working woman stranded on her way to or from work and 2) who stops to help. (hint...one group usually includes those who are out of work and have alcohol on their breath at 7:30 a.m., and the other group drives cars you have to fill with premium gas.)