Swimming in Denial
Friday, September 7, 2012
In my world, as far as certain things go, Denial is unquestionably a river in Egypt.
I celebrated a big birthday this February- in fact I'm still celebrating it, every chance I get - and I had no problem whatsoever in turning 50.
Actually, that's not totally true but if I say it out loud or write it down then it must be true, right? It's either that or I'm back to my river in Egypt.
Okay, let's just say that I am absolutely surviving my 50th birthday year and like I said before: 'I'm now old enough to know a lot ... and young enough to still do it. ALL of it!!'
See, I've still got tons of energy. Full of the joys of Spring am I. Nothing has changed, I am the same as I ever was, albeit a few pounds heavier.
I did hip hop dance classes last year and regularly go to my Curves Gym where I can push myself with the best of them.
Okay, there are some grey strands to my short mane, but it's only a little bit really and I have yet to fully colour my hair. Highlights are sufficient for now. With a discreet amount of masking to the offending area, naturally.
I even still have all my own teeth, for heaven's sake!
My eyesight is not too bad at all, really. I've never needed glasses and was always the first the tell the number of the approaching buses. My party trick that was.
I may not be able to see quite as clear as before but really, I have the eyes of a young wan.
But she must have taken them back 'cos I could not tell the number of an approaching bus recently until it was almost at the bus stop! The numbers were all blurry as they almost merged into one, mere yards from my disbelieving face... How on earth did this happen?
And I can have blurry-eyed (completely different experience to bleary-eyed, trust me) vision after reading texts etc on my phone. Even the text on Sky TV goes funny on me at times.
I totally blamed Sky for that. Or maybe someone spiked my tea?
No, it was time to swim away from Denial and face the facts.
I needed.... noooo, I can't do this..... cue very scary music.... glasses.
So, I faced my fear and got me some reading and distance glasses.
Now, I AM out of denial but it's important that you should know that these are very light prescription glasses only. Hardly proper glasses at all really. Just so you know.
And if I have to do this then, like my big birthday, I've got to do it in style.
It's got to be Jazzy Glasses for this Jazzygal!
Ah, there you all are. I can see you all so clearly now....
Now, please excuse me while I swim back to Egypt.....