I just read this entire thread, and I think I have just had the best laugh I have had in three years!!
I came home from work tonight, all revved up from a caffeine high, and popped onto this site to catch up a bit. You see....lately I've been having rather low self esteem. I always thought I would age gracefully. Of course, gaining 50 pounds and three chins was something that would never
happen to me, and was not supposed to be part of aging gracefully. I always thought I would be a skinny, bony old lady.
Well, now I look in the mirror and say, "Who is that?" "Whoa, that's my face on someone else's body! Mother Nature has played a cruel trick on me!"
Then sometimes I think my face looks puffy like Elvis in the last days.
All the comments that everyone made here also applied to me, which is why I laughed so hard (I laughed out loud....really loud...I hope the neighbors don't think I've lost my marbles).
I think my moment of revelation came when I bent my knees to put some cans of soda on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator. I got stuck. I thought, OMG, how will I get up without pulling the refrigerator over on me? Should I just roll to the side and break a hip? Same in the bathtub. I could get stuck in there and you would need Crisco to get me out.....oh I could go on and on.
Nope, nobody tells me I don't look my age (50) anymore. Only the 70-year old guys think I look young....hahahaha.
Ooooooh.....I can't wait to have a lettuce leaf for lunch tomorrow.
Don't get me wrong....my mid-life crisis is lasting about 8 years, but I'll adjust.
Oh, when I laugh too hard now, I start to pea.....