Lately I have been waking up feeling as grey as the weather. Don't get me wrong, if it's winter, I prefer it to be covered in snow. It's just that life is speeding by and I can't seem to catch up, better to just pull the covers over my head and wait for spring.
This morning for instance. The alarm went off and I lay in bed listening to the list of school delays and closings. I remember it hasn't been but a few years since I would listen with anticipation for our school district's name. I adored snow days and being able to give the good news of a free day to my kids. Then make a leisurely breakfast of french toast and crispy bacon to entice them down the stairs. We could stay in our jammies and watch the snow fall, play a game, read a book, build a snowman...text friends... watch youtube videos...(you know how it goes). Still, we were all together and snug. Now, no more snow days in our house, just the radio letting me know it is time to face the day.
So face it, I do. While sitting at my desk I pull out my little magnifying mirror which I have been keeping there as an important tool. Why, you may ask? Because I don't need another person brushing a stray piece of hair from my face and then finding, much to both our dismay, that it is attached...to my face! Beside my mirror, I keep my tweezers, no more embarassing hairs growing where they shouldn't. This is a part of aging I didn't really count on. Yuck!
Now, that's done...let's look at my word of the day calendar...Really?...Do I need this?...The word today is "rugose", meaning full of wrinkles... Thanks karma, or whoever is in charge of practical jokes on midlife women. What's tomorrow's word, perhaps "hirsute"? This is getting old, no pun intended.
Know any plastic surgeons who need a little free practice? Hope your day goes smoothly.
Oh well, like the saying goes, "It's better than the alternative."
Yours in rugosity, P.