Swimming in Denial


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.

No bother.

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.....

xx




26 comments:

  1. You look fab in your stylish glasses. I have them too but as I was short-sighted before I had to get multifocals last year. I kept it a secret for ages. Love the new blog design. What brought that on? Should I be expecting the same urge to change in the near future?

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  2. I just read your post about changes. I understand now and I agree with you. Good luck to you and your wonderful son on the next stage of the journey. I look forward to reading all about you in future. xxx

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  3. @Midlife Singlemum: Thank you! Takes some getting used to and my boy not too keen on them! Yes time for change and he is growing up, no longer appropriate for me to share. Thanks for your support...and your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  4. I've actually heard it as "denial isn't just a river in Egypt" - either way though, one of my favorite expressions!

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  5. @Farmland Investment: Yeah, I know, you are of course correct and I cheated a little. Couldn't resist! It's why the word 'paraphrase' is in labels/tags at the bottom ;-)

    Thanks for taking the time to read and comment though :-)

    Xx Jazzy

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  6. @BavarianSojourn: Thank you so much! I won't be wearing them in public any time soon though!

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx jazzy

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  7. Now now Jazzy !

    1st, I am only 4 and half years older than you, and I have had grey hair since I was 25… I blame my son for this, and he knows it, believe me ;-)

    2nd, when I reached 50 I considered that I was just half way through my life and the real fun was starting then. And Yes! I do intend to celebrate my 100th birthday, and I will rock throughout that party! Promise!

    3rd, my eyesight changed within a space of less than 2 weeks just after my 40th birthday. It has settled since, but I can’t read anything without my glasses, hence the funky multifocals. Which I hace transformed into accessories, same as earrings and necklaces, etc (Glam Gran to the end!). I understand that 40ish is the time when your sight changes. You got an extra 10 years. LUCKY YOU!

    4th, those glasses suit you, make you look classy. Do wear them in public, show them off with pride…. Otherwise you could walk into the next bus, and that would not do….!

    Denial is as big a river as we make it. So it can be just a tiny little spring as well… ;-)

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  8. @Nan P.: Excellent comment Nan. Wise words and great footsteps barely ahead of me to follow ;-) Nice comment on the river/spring Denial...but bare in mind I do like to add a bit of a dramatic/diva flair!!

    Thanks a mil for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  9. Very cool glasses, Jazzy. They suit you. My eyesight has also gone for a ball... :(
    Enjoy your book and let me know if it is worth a read. xx

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  10. I love glasses (just as well as I've been wearing them since I was 11). There's loads of really funky designs, and you get to look clever and well read. You look great in your pic XXX

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  11. Yes you look fab in those glasses - as Nan says, mine changed around 40, I blame it on my boy too :)

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  12. They are very nice glasses!! I have worn glasses for distance for about 20 years but was disgusted to find as I turned 40 that I needed glasses for close up work. I flaty refuse to wear bifocals at the tender age of 40 so now have to swap out glasses depending on what I am doing. 'Denial' is a great place, when we are finished the swim lets have coffee :D

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  13. @Bright Side of Life:Thanks! lees Child's 'A Wanted man' is DEFINITELY worth reading :-)

    @Jean: Thanks Jean. You can't see it in the photo (I refused a closeup!) but they are quite a funky pink with fancy designs on the side :-)

    @Blue Sky: Thanks! I seem to be doing well not needing them 'til now. And I'm not even using them as I type right now, it's only sometimes I really feed the need and they do help. Captchas haven't a hope of catching me out!

    @Jen: Yes, I have to swap glasses too. I am sooo not ready for the bifocals!! definitely due a coffee after that long swim ;-) Let's do it!

    Thanks for your comments!

    xx Jazzy

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  14. Loving the glam glasses. Although personally I can recommend eye lasering. And seriously you don't need to dye? You are doing well, missy!!

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  15. @Steph: You brave lady, my mind can't even go there! I guess I am doing ok so, 10 extra years without glasses and no hair dyeing..yet;-)

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  16. I think you look dashing in the specs!

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  17. @Jane@northernmum: Why thank you, you are so kind!

    xx Jazzy

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  18. @Hammie aka lisadom: Too much!

    xx Jazzy

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  19. Rocking those glasses and looing good.

    Mich x

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  20. @Michelle Twin Mum: Thanks so much!

    @Clive: Thank you!

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  21. I am crossing the threshold of glasses myself as both of my parents needed them by 45. And happy belated birthday! You are simply gorgeous!

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  22. @TanyaSavko: Hold out for as long as you can! Thanks so much for birthday wishes and such a lovely compliment! (maybe you really do need those glasses!!)

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  23. You look gorgeous in those spectacles my dear!

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