Saturday, May 25, 2013

Old, fat and bald...

That's about how I've been feeling lately. Besides that fact I will turn a half century old in the fall, I've found out my favorite pair of shorts are impossible difficult to button.

Since I haven't had a rant since my 2007 When Did I Get So Old post, I thought I was about due.

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Okay, the "old" I can understand. Yes, I'll be 50 this year. There's no getting around it.
50 years ago:
Gas was 25 cents a gallon.
A loaf of bread was 22 cents.
A pay phone call was 10 cents.
I don't think there are any working pay phones left, are there?

The "fat" is my own doing. I keep baking. I keep eating what I bake.
At 50, Baking + Eating = Fat. Period.
I need to get a grip. I need to exercise more. Even if that means running on the treadmill with a cookie dangling on a stick in front of me.

But the "bald" had me puzzled. This week I noticed I have a tiny bald patch near my hairline on the top of my head. For the record, I've always had a lot of hair. I mean a lot.
(Have you seen any of my 80's photos?!) Yikes!

I even showed my sweet hubs and he agreed. His response, "Yep. That looks like a little bald spot."
Then all kinds of things started to race through my head! I kept thinking about that I LOVE LUCY episode when Ricky thought he was losing his hair. Lucy does all those crazy scalp treatments on his head.
I do have a plunger. Hmmm....

Then as I sat at the kitchen table to pay some bills, I reached up to grab my readers I wear on top of my head. As I pulled them off my head to place them on my nose I felt a...
That's it!!!
Since I can't see anything up close anymore, I always have a pair of readers on top of my head! When I take them off my head the hinges grab a strand or two of my hair and it's bye-bye strands of hair!
Heck, if only I had that pluck of a violin string sound effect like in the old Bugs Bunny cartoons, I would have figured it out sooner!

So I'm not old, fat and bald anymore. Silly me.

I'm old, fat and blind.

Happy Saturday.

:> )


Judi Hunziker said...

You are a spring chicken, I'll be 64 in that is old!

Peri said...

Welcome to my work!!!

Susan said...

Glad to have a new member in the club. Wait until your eyebrows start bugging you and you pluck them bald. It happens. I'm just saying.

Peri said...

Actually, it should have read, welcome to my WORLD. I need to take typing lessons from my cat....

Primitive Stars said...

My friend it's only a number, I keep telling myself that too:)......You are still beautiful Karin, but i know how you feel, Hugs Francine.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, ladies. I know all us gals over 45 can all relate. ;> )
Peachy, I'm way ahead of you on the eyebrow thing. I learned watching my mama pluck hers to where they didn't grow back.

Alison said...

I'm 55 this year and lets face it, its all going south. Or just disappearing all together. With the exception of the spare tire that reinflates as fast as I get rid of it. And don't talk to me about eyesight, although there are some advantages to that. Nowadays there are some things you just don't want to see. Like you + nude + full length mirror. Quel horror!!!!!

LOL! Its all good. And if it's bad, well I don't see or hear it so sharp any more. And that can only be a good thing.

Ali x

bettyj said...

Good post. Made me chuckle!!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Ali, you are 100% correct! Heck at my age, if I wake up in the morning, it's all good! :> )
Thanks, BettyJ! ♥

Carol Roll said...

hahaha well misery loves company,
come on in!

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