It’s been a loongg time.. (No Comments)

Whoa!  Part of the reason why it has been so long since I last wrote about my children is because they aren’t little and cute anymore.  Now they are big, a couple are even bigger than me.  And to be honest, I don’t find them funny most of the time because usually they are driving me crazy.  They always want to eat.  Seriously!  Why do they have to eat so much! And they want me to drive them everywhere and they won’t take a bus.  Ever.  Although Jack did take a bus to go see his girlfriend last week.  That was good.

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Anyway, so much time has passed and things have changed.  I’m in menopause.  And man, no one tells you how awful this time will be.  People make jokes about hot flashes and mood swings but believe me when I say there is nothing, I repeat, nothing, funny about it.  I’ve been sleeping with my window open, even all last winter long, with a fan blowing directly on me.  I use only a thin blanket. I wear a tank top.  No socks.  Hubby is burrowed under his own thick duvet. (Yes, we have our own sheets and blankets, smartest thing I’ve ever done).  He is cold.  I am hot, one leg sticking out from under my thin blankie.

I haven’t worn a sweater in two years.  I have gone from being freezing all the time, to feeling like I’m walking on the surface of the sun about 10 times in 24 hours. And, the sun is hot.  Very hot.

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In addition to all the other gross and awful things currently happening to my body, I now have white hair growing-IN MY EYEBROWS.  Seriously.  So I have been plucking them out.  But I had to stop plucking them because they are getting too thin and now that I am 47 and estrogen deprived, they no longer grow back.  So I have long, gray, curly eyebrow hairs growing amongst my sparse brown eyebrow hairs.  My eyebrows are starting to resemble my  75 year old father’s.  Only his are fuller.

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So tomorrow I am heading to Sephora to have them tint and work wonders on my brows.  They need help.  I will pay whatever it takes. I hope I don’t have big black ‘painted on’ eyebrows after.  That would be bad…but it might be an improvement from my Grampa brows.

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The good new is, there is no sign of nose or ear hairs yet…  Something else to look forward to, I guess.