Just because....

So This Is 40…

Time flies by faster each year….  I was born in the 70’s, a child of the 80’s and I blinked and it was 2017… I’m not really sure where all that time went, but I never really think about my age or worry I’m getting older. I know people who are very concerned of each passing year but I’m just happy to have another one! I have noticed though, that nowadays not everything works the way it use too anymore 🙂

My last eye exam brought me into the reality that , yes, I am getting a wee bit older…. When the doctor told me I needed bifocals this year my first response was , “But…. I’m only 35….” Oh wait…. somewhere along the journey of life I got a little older…

With my years, I have gained invaluable knowledge… such as there is no greater joy than a catnap and no greater feeling than snapping off your bra at the end of the day… I remember back when I was 14 crying tears of despair to my BFF that I would never develop— if i could only turn back the clock and tell my younger self to enjoy being free of those pesky things….

This past week I joined a walking club in my neighborhood. I took Boo, my youngest son, with me. He was so excited and so was I. We walked with our neighbors and  had a great time walking and chatting. We only walked an hour but when we got home I collapsed exhausted on the couch. My feet were burning and I physically felt 42 for the first time.  Boo of course was just full of energy and smiles.  As I looked at him I smiled back and realized that maybe I shouldn’t have to feel this way at my age and the more we do this walk, the easier it will get…

I don't sweat, I sparkle...
I don’t sweat, I sparkle…

I have Fibromyalgia so I tend to have aches and pains. I was feeling just a little sore from my walk and I thought, wrongly, that Icy Hot would be a great help for this…. I was beyond wrong. I was extremely wrong…. After my shower, I had the bright idea to put on Icy Hot before I dressed. My knee was tender—Icy Hot. My hip was a little sore–Icy Hot. Whats that? Other knee hurting? Icy Hot. Then, without washing my hands, I proceeded to get dressed. Let me just tell you, never ever pick up your underwear and put them on when you have Icy Hot on your hands. EVER! I hopped around my room like a lost cause… Each step plunged me into a HOT or COLD torture… In desperation, I flung off my clothes and jumped back in the shower. Big mistake. BIG.  Eventually though , the Icy Hot decided to stop torturing me and I felt halfway normal.

So, if this is the entry to my 40’s, I’m ready for it! I’ll just leave the Icy Hot alone… 🙂 I’d love to hear from my readers– was there an incident or realization for you that time is happily marching on?

Today is a good day!

6 Comments

  1. This story made me laugh… I have to admit I love IcyHot – I hurt everywhere and it does a nice job keeping my aches and pains away. Ha!

    1. Hi Corey! I’m glad I brought you laughter 🙂 Icy Hot sure is a lifesaver…. when I remember not to get it near areas not meant for LOL!!!

  2. That story about the icy hot was so funny! I just turned forty so I can relate! I need to get me some!!

    1. Hi Sarah! I’m glad you enjoyed my post 🙂 and… happy belated birthday!!! 🙂

  3. You don’t look a day over 29!

    1. Haha! Thanks for that 🙂 So not true but you have totally made my day!! 🙂

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