Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oh my aching back.

I feel old today.

Mainly because my back hurts.

I don't know if it's stress, lack of exercise, sore muscles from putting away the Christmas stuff (lame), an old mattress, or what. Or a combination of all those things. But my back hurts. And it's killing me.

I'm no spring chicken so I'm not surprised that I have some aches and pains. But in my mind I'm still young. It's not until I look in the mirror - and see a face that I barely recognize do I really realize that I'm not young anymore.

Don usually does a good job of keeping me in check. I'll say something like, "She looks a lot older than me and we're the same age!" and he'll give me that crazy look, with one eyebrow cockeyed. "Uh, hate to break it to you. But you look like you're the same age." he'll say, in the most loving way.

"Oh no you didn't." Is what immediately goes through my mind.


I don't want to be old. But then again, I don't want to be young again either. I guess I just want to freeze where I am and not get any older looking. It's really the older looking part that bothers me the most.

When I was young I said I would never, ever consider plastic surgery. I have a totally different opinion now. I would totally let someone do a teeny weeny nip and tuck here and there to take a few years off. Nothing crazy like the cat woman. Just a little subtle tightening and lifting. I won't really do it. One, I'm scared to death of doctors and needles. And two, I'm a huge chicken. I guess those are both kind of the same thing. Seriously though, I don't even color my hair. Yet.

I'm hoping it's all mind over matter. So I wore a sassy outfit with short skirt, black tights and black boots. I always feel better when I wear my tights and boots. It makes me feel young and sassy. At least I think I'm sassy. Who knows.

No comments, please. Let me live in my own little sassy fantasy world for one day.


  1. Your OLD cousin likes Epsom salts in her bath! Now how old is that?! Actually, Clay's coach tells the boys to soak in it for sore muscles. I found it with Lavender added and it is relaxing!

  2. Hey Kris, I think you still look like a 30-something! And I've seen you in your tights and boots and you look HOT! :o)

    As far as your back pain, some careful stretching is a MUST - especially right before you go to bed and when you wake up - these will help relieve your symptoms a lot sooner. See Good luck!

  3. Thank you both for the back advice. It's been days and it still hurts. I'm going to try both remedies!

  4. I think you look great! and that comes from someone who knows a little bit about counting the passing years. By the way I don't color my hair either, but I sure like how your mother looks!
    Papa Bear

  5. It still hurts. There is a knot right in the middle of my spine. AND now I'm LOL. There is an ad for on my blog. Right now. How funny is that! They're following me. Scary.

  6. Weird! Heating pad + Advil? Feel better.....


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