09 July 2009

What Is Mid Life?


I can almost feel myself losing weight....

by forwarding this to you!
You'll understand at the end.

I've seen two shows lately that went on and on about how mid-life is a great time for women. Just last week Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be... Puh leeeeeeeze! I've had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share them with you. Whether you are pushing 40, 50, 60 (or maybe even just pushing your luck) you'll probably relate.


Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down.

This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache.

In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wing spans.

We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag.


Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror

and you can see your rear without turning around.

Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram

and you realize that this is the only time

someone will ask you to appear topless.


Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm

young lovely in a tube top and scream,

"Listen honey, even the Roman empire fell and those will too."


Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves

and we're sitting on our biggest ones.

Mid-life is when you look at your-know-it-all,

beeper-wearing teenager and think:

"For this I have stretch marks?"


In mid-life your memory starts to go.

In fact the only thing we can retain is water.


Mid-life means that your Body By Jake now includes Legs By Rand McNally
-- more red and blue lines than an accurately scaled map of Wisconsin .

Mid-life means that you become more reflective...

You start pondering the "big" questions.

What is life?

Why am I here?

How much Healthy choice ice cream

can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice?

But mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what is important.
We realize that breasts sag, hips expand and chins double,

but our loved ones make the journey worthwhile.

Would any of you trade the knowledge that you have now,

for the body you had way back when?

Maybe our bodies simply have to expand to hold

all the wisdom and love we've acquired.

That's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it!



hairflairbyvickie said...

Love your pics and menopause jokes and I agree totally, You have agreat and unique style, I aim to learn from you.