I have hot flashes. I’ve been having them for 11 yrs which is nothing really interesting, I’m supposed to be having them at my age. But this morning was a particularly “flashing” kind of morning, with sweat dripping down my back and front and neck and off my bangs into my eyes. And I suddenly lost it. So I did what any intelligent 48 yr old woman would do, I grabbed the scissors and chopped the bangs. And I was quite pleased with myself until I realized that all those hairs I just chopped were now glued to the sweat all over my face. It took 10 minutes and sand paper to get them off.
It’s not the hot flashes I mind so much, and I really don’t mind getting older, it’s all the weird things. It’s the hairs suddenly winging out my nose I have to trim, and the realization in a store that I’m dancing my way down the aisle cuz I’m thinking about a song in my head. (I dance in public anyway, it’s just that I’d like to be aware of it at the time.) It’s the zits on my eyelids, the bladder the size of a thimble, and the inability to remember peoples names literally right after they tell me,
Friends, I’m only little more than half way to dead, which means I’ve got a really long time to be like this.
Yesterday I looked all over the living room for my glasses so I could sit down and knit….and yes, I was wearing them at the time.
Here’s one of the projects I cast on the other day. Aren’t they SO cute? They aren’t really my style, but I’ve got a daughter that could rock them. That is, if I can remember who I’m knitting them for after they’re done.
Own the Day!
-hot flashes, eyelid zits and everything in between.
Laugh. Dance. Learn. Create. Knit
or whatever you love to do!