Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Getting Older

I've been thinking alot about this fact in my life, since it has begun to begin. I know I"m just at the beginning...middle age they call it, although now-a-days there is so much pressure to be NOT. They say forty is the new thirty and fifty is the new forty, etc...however that goes. But what with the fibro (despite the wonder effects of the guai protocol in reversing that disease...) I have been forced to deal with the eventual shut down of things physical.

All I know is, I"m struggling to dress myself. All the clothes seem either too young for me, or made for the obese. I"m neither young nor obese anymore, so don't know what to do with myself.

Water, walking, and sleep. Fresh fruits and veggies, eating light, sunscreen, and a good bra...OK, once the sewing is done I plan on taking up the weight lifting once again. Nurturing relationships, the creative side of me, and focusing on accomplishing goals, also important. Not neglecting the spiritual...also important.

Wearing makeup and getting my hair cut regularly have taken on much greater importance than they used to over the past year.

Am I missing anything?????


Susan said...

Oh my gosh, if you are middle aged I must be really old!!
I hadnt heard that 40's is the new 30's etc bit.
I'm closer to 60 than 50, and funny thing I dont feel that old
My body creaks and moans when I get up in the morning. After having the grandkids for a weekend my husband and I literally fall into a chair with exhaustion.
But as far as being almost 60, I just dont feel that I have been around that long.
Too many thinks I still want to see and do to sit down in a rocking chair and knit!
You are a very good writer, by the way:)

Amy said...

Maybe a few good laughs now and then?

Norma said...

Good bra, make-up, and a hair-cut. That should do it.

alana said...

...but I LIKE being a humorless shrew!!!!!

Philippa said...

Just bought two good bras today! I've never, and I mean never, had one that fit. Now that I've gained about 20 pounds which were sorely needed, and Playtex made "nearly" sizes, I fit into a "nearly" and even have a bit of clevage! Woot!

Middle aged...ugh...I feel it too.

Amy said...

Oh, yeah, um, well in that least you crack me up! "These aren't wrinkles, they're laugh lines."

Theodora said...

Being on a college campus really makes the age-and-appearance issues stand out. I get a year older every fall, and the gorgeous 18-yr-olds stay the same. It doesn't help that they are prone to commenting about my appearance *in their student evaluations*. I wonder how I'll feel when I'm 45...because telling myself that "one day, they'll be here too" doesn't help much.