Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nifty Fifty

Last Wednesday my sister turned 50!  My aunt sent me a message on Facebook saying that she, my mom and my sister were going for pedicures and then out for pizza on Karen's birthday and why didn't I come and join them. (Not sure why I didn't think of that myself!). SO.....I flew to Portland Wednesday.
 The Birthday Girl!
Family Feet
Ages 50-73
Hard to tell from the group shot but I went for black and white polka dot!
After our pampering, we went to Mississippi Pizza
where Karen had a lot of friends come.
Marlene, Mom, Karen

And family.

 We had a great time and I flew back to Arizona on Thursday.  A quick trip but it was fun and I'm glad I went. 
Happy 50th birthday, Karen!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Menopause Moment....

Menopause sucks!

No one really tells you how much fun this is not going to be.  Mmm.  Maybe I knew but never believed it could happen to me.  I would never be "one of those" that ended up with a "middle age spread".  Afterall, I am a lifer at Weight Watchers.  Just haul my sorry self back to the meetings and get my eating under control again.  Right.

Then there are the hot flashes.  Or, as I prefer to call it, "my faulty thermostat".  Now, I live in Arizona.  Being hot is normal.   The difference?  I was out running errands the other day.  I walked into a store that was very cool.  My first reaction was that it felt so good to hit that cool air.  20 minutes later my body was still trying to actually cool off.  It is a wierd feeling to be in a 70 degree room and sweating.

Probably my least favorite part of all this are the short term memory lapses...

It was 10pm.
I was tired.
Washed my face.  Brushed my teeth.
Reached in my pocket to get my phone so I could plug it in for the night.
It wasn't there.
Looked in the bathroom.
Looked in my chair.  (Sometimes it falls out of my pocket there.)
Checked all over the house.
It was nowhere.
Finally decided I would call myself.
Guess where it rang?
In my bra.

I'm still laughing at myself over that one.  Laughter really IS the best medicine.  Learning to laugh at myself is a lesson I could have used in my younger days. 

Think this will never happen to you? 
It can. 
It will. 
Get ready.


2011




Thursday, September 1, 2011

It Makes Me Giggle

Back in the day
When we were dating
Scott was a disc jockey
At 17 it felt pretty cool to be dating a DJ 
I listened to him every day 
Loved the sound of his voice
I also enjoyed calling in requests
Even ones that annoyed him
Like this
  I'm not in love with this cartoon version but it will have to do. I loved listening to John Denver back in the day.  Goes back to my hippie roots. 
I played the song for my girls this week.
Becky was annoyed.  (She is her father's child.)
Katy was inspired.
Inspired to find other annoying songs.
Like Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Through the Tulips"
(Katy clearly got some of my DNA.)
Also played it for Scott.
He was not amused.
It still makes me giggle.  :)
The End.