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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Am I Getting Old?

I went shopping yesterday.  I was looking for work clothes.  Couldn't find dress pants.  Tried on SEVERAL sweaters.  I hate the new styles.  Most have belts, accentuate my butt and tummy;,they are long even in the petite section.  I ended up with a pair of corduroys, three blouses for Spring/Summerand one sweater for year round to wear over a cami.  Now I have to try it all on to be sure it fits.  I ran out of time in the store. 

I looked at the boots, but most have high heals and complicated closures.  I just want to throw my boots on and go.  I want heels but don't want to contort my foot into an unnatural shape.  Am I getting old or what?

3 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Unfortunately, shopping takes a lot of time! There are great styles out there for your body type, but it does take time to find them and try things on. Try not to be frustrated...you are not old and you can look great! Try it again when you have more time!! I found my favorite boots at Marshalls and Ross!

boopnut said...

We don't have a Macy's and our Kohls is small. I should have driven to Green Bay. I had a $80 gift card and wanted to use it. I still don't like the sweaters this year.

Donna said...

Shopping for clothes can be very frustrating. I stick to thrift stores and if something doesn't work out, it get re-donated. Pam is right, shopping does take a lot of time. I suppose post-market shopping does take longer but I enjoy the hunt. ;-) The problem with shopping retail and trying things on is the trauma of dressing room mirrors. Really, people, can't you make the lighting a little more flattering? You would sell more!