First lets talk about something fashionable, Red Hunter Boots. I’m obsessed with my Hunter boots and wear them almost every day. I don’t care what I have on I find a way to make them work. Today I’m wearing a denim dress, flannel shirt, quilted vest, and red boots. I look like a spiffed up version of a lumberjack, lol, but it’s comfy and still looks cute with rubber boots.
Now on to my next topic the “M” word, yes you guessed it menopause, ugh! I will be turning 50 this year but don’t tell anyone. If I’m asked I still have the standard answer of 29. I’ve actually used that number for so long I didn’t know how old I was really getting.
This crap is horrible; I no longer sleep at night and buzz around in the day like I’ve had a boatload of coffee (I don’t drink any caffeine at all) and I’m driving my hubby crazy tossing and turning all night. I decided to try some over the counter meds and picked up “Black Cohosh Menopause Complex”, it has a morning formula for hot flashes and mood changes and an evening formula for sleeplessness and night sweats and so far it’s doing nothing. I looked at other meds but most of them have soy in them and I don’t like what soy does in my body so that ones not for me. I won’t go to a doctor and get a prescription I’m totally against that, but I have been to a bio identical hormone replacement doctor but for right now that’s not an avenue I’m willing to go down.
Another wonderful thing with age is getting a bra to fit properly. What is with that? Not everyone is a youthful 20 with perfect breasts. The whole process of bra shopping is dreadful. And another one of my complaints is woman’s clothing. Why can’t I find summer dresses with sleeves? I’m not wanting sleeveless or cap sleeves at my age I have those arms that have bat wings. I’ve never been one to wear anything sleeveless anyway, even when I was younger. I guess clothing manufactures think all us older woman have sexy sleek arms. Well I’m here to inform them, that’s not the case. Everything is going south and we need a clothing line that covers up some of the flaws. I’ve starting doing my own alterations; I buy long sleeve and alter them to ¾ length or short sleeves and with skirts I buy longer and hem them to knee length. At 50 we no longer look like supermodels, at least I don’t, but still want to be stylish, yet not ridiculous. What’s on the racks today are made for teens or are so frumpy I wouldn’t be caught dead in it.
Another wonderful issue I’m having with age is my eyelids are starting to sag just enough onto my eyelashes making my vision impaired. What the heck is going on, I’m falling apart all in one year. I guess I’ll see my eye doctor about getting an eyelid lift so I can see, I’m not sure there’s any other solution other than duct tape them open. I guess that would be the cheaper route but wouldn’t be too stylish. I’m beginning to think turning 50 is the downhill slide to a whole mess of things.
But on a good note, I have very little gray hair, very few wrinkles, and my hubby loves me just the way I am. Hey I gotta find something good about being 50!