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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Fifty-one captured in a snapshot

This picture tells the story of a fifty-one year old woman. A woman who swallowed her perimenopausal / menopausal supplement with a swig of wine after she used her reading glasses to read the instructions on the jar of curry paste. Sigh.


No, I am not being paid by the makers of promensil, and yes that's ice in my red wine because it is now summer.  I also managed to pull some sort of shoulder/chest muscle by weeding my garden.. I so enjoy middle age.

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  1. Oh Jenn...that is funny...and quite a good description of me as a fifty year old peri-menopausal woman too lol! I also put ice cubes in my red wine in the summer! Sorry you pulled a muscle though. I pulled a muscle in my leg the other day lifting the lemon tree...

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    1. Ha! I don't know why that struck me as funny - lifting the lemon tree. I had just a visual image of you heaving a great big lemon tree around. Hope the leg feels better soon.

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  2. I now per when I cough, ain't life grand. On the other hand I get to re-read books I've forgotten and movies I've already seen.

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  3. If we can't laugh at ourselves (or at least muster up a wry smile), we might as well throw in the towel. You're doin' fine, girl, just fine. (Just so you know, I put ice in my red wine year 'round. It helps all the pulled muscles.) ;o)

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  4. Story of my life, Jenn :) This middle age stuff is quite a journey, isn't it? Thanks for this smile!

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  5. You do whatever you want. Another wine w/ice...

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  6. I love the emphasised word ‘maintenance’ on the box, like you’re some kind of machine. I like to say I’m fraying at the edges.

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  7. Jenn, Then please don't get old...cause if you do,you will probably have to have two glasses of wine and not be able to find your reading glasses that are on top of your head....and you will replace the hormones with tweezers. LOL. Blessings to you sweet girl, xoxo, Susie

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  8. I love these comments!! Keep 'em coming! Oh, and Janet, I can't tell you how many times I have signed a book out at the library and started reading it, only to figure out about three chapters in, that I've already read it!

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  9. Your sense of humor is a great asset. I'm 73 and can't remember back to when I was perimenopausal.
    Be well!

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  10. Oh sister. How I can relate. And I could not stop laughing. Thank you.

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  11. It's no joke but you do have to keep a sense of humour. Now where did I leave my glasses...

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  12. At least the pulled muscle gives you an excuse not to garden for a few days. (and finish the bottle)

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  13. I put ice in my wine too and swallow this medicine with the brew. Double strength! As for sore muscles I take a voltaren tablet with the wine. One is usually enough but I normally need a few more glasses of wine.
    We keep red wine in the fridge and still add ice cubes in the summer. Sure wouldn't want it at room temperature in our climate!
    Perastika. May your aches be ones that pass

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    1. Voltarin tablet? We can only purchase Voltarin as a rub / cream. Interesting.

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    2. The tablets are much more effective than the cream. One or maybe two do the job everytime

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  14. Happy Birthday! (I'm just a few months behind you!)

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    1. Thanks Alica, but I think I gave the wrong impression that it's my birthday. I am just currently 51 years old. My birthday isn't until July.

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  15. As a horse lover, I'll just say thank you for not using any PMU products, promensil is a good alternative. ... Mary-Lou =^..^=

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    1. I can't use hormone replacement due to a previous DVT (blood clot).

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  16. I've been to every larger venue in the town and this is one of the best. Their menu is small but at least they seem to do what they have on it well. The San Francisco venues have a variety of salads and sandwiches, and a fresh daily soup.

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  17. Well now I'm into old age fand I'd go back to the miserys of middle age any day. Enjoy it while you've got it my friend.......Happy Birthday.

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  18. Haha... this wouldn't be quite so funny if I didn't relate so completely to it all!

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  19. LOL- Enjoy every moment of it---wait till you get to be MY age and find out all the fun things that go along with that! lol
    Have a great day! xo Diana

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  20. Laughing in empathy. Been there done that, now I'm in the next part and as others have said, it doesn't get better. Called the golden years because of all the gold we have to spend to stay healthy.

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  21. Oh gosh this post made me giggle.. LOL

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  22. Oh dear. Well, let me assure you, it does get better. Much better. These have been my best years (way beyond 50). My very best. Of course, it'll get worse eventually because, well, we'll be old... Hope the leg heals up soon, though. That's no fun at all.

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    1. Leave it to you, Jeanie, to put a positive spin on things! I must say that this year has been better than the previous two, just in terms of the various joys that come with perimenopause and menopause. (It's my shoulder Jeanie, and it's Rain's leg - keep up! :) )

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  23. Ugh, I've messed up a shoulder, upper back lugging buckets of water and pulling weeds. It's that time of year dear!

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  24. Sounds like a great way to swallow any type of medication, Jenn, and I too put ice cubes in wine at times. Usually it's when I have more than a single glass and so I won't get too "buzzed," I also pulled a shoulder muscle several weeks ago when reaching for a subway hold as the train lurched forward...maybe I need to have more red wine to ease the discomfort. Thanks for your recent comment on the post showing photos of our grandchildren!

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  25. This nearly 60 year old ( that can’t be me surely?) has just got into bed to rest her varicose vein aching legs. I can’t drink red wine without it giving me a headache the next morning. Even one glass! Perhaps I should try it with ice. Maybe it’s the answer!

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  26. Hi there, thought I really must visit your blog!
    So pleased I did ...
    This did make me smile.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

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