Monday, January 17, 2011

McLinky Monday--What I Can't Do Anymore

Wow and I'm so sorry. It's been a week since I've posted. Eeesh. But I've had my reasons, I'll talk about them tomorrow or later this week. Because today is kind of a crazy day and the kids are out of school (so chaos is ensuing) I'm going to McLink it up with the gals at the RHOK. It's easy to do because they basically tell me what to blog about, I just do it.

Today they are wanting to know Five Things I Can't Do Anymore. So here they are. Go visit them to see more.


Five Things I Can't Do Anymore:

Since I turned 40 last year there are quite a few things I can't do, but I narrowed down to five...

1. Wear a bikini. I've been wearing a bikini for several years, but I think this is the year of the end of the bikini. I'll admit that the lower half of my body can pull off a bikini, even my torso kind of can. It's the real estate up north that has brought my bikini wearing days to a screeching halt. I saw a photo of myself that was taken recently and I knew "the girls" had gotten droopy, but man-oh-man, I didn't realize it was THAT bad...maybe I was in denial. Doesn't matter, things need to be corrected, but I don't do doctors and mostly I don't do surgery unless required, so how am I possibly going to get this problem resolved? I don't know, maybe a visit to The Bust Stop or that other bra shop in town...what's it called...anyone know?

2. Get a full night's sleep. Between a certain 3 year old that find her way into our bed each night and the insomnia I've been dealing with, it's been a long while since I've had a good nights sleep. Now add these two furry punks (pictured above) who think our bed is their personal lounge and wrestling ring (at 3:00 a.m., thankyouverymuch) all hope is lost. I'm learning how to function. Kind of. Just don't ask me anything important. Like my name.
3. Drink alcohol. Okay, technically I can drink alcohol, but since I've "aged" I can only handle about 1 glass of wine. It's dumb but it's true. It wasn't this way in college and post-college. WM wishes it were still that way. I don't know if it's truly a physical thing (which I think it is) or if it's mental and I feel like I need to be able to function and make decision in case something comes up with the kiddos. Maybe it's a combination of the two. Either way, I'm a lightweight me or leave me.
4. Wear glittery eye shadow. Ladies, if you're over 40 (really even past about 37ish) glittery eye shadow probably isn't the best look for you. Maybe I should reword it to say...if you have any wrinkles or your eye area looks "crepe-y" this isn't the look for you. Shimmer shadow is okay, matte is okay...just not glitter. It really accentuates any wrinkles and flaws you have around your eye area.

5. Wear stiletto heels. This one is so sad. I used to wear these kind of shoes nearly everyday, especially when I was working. And dang, do they make your legs look good (on a side note...every lady should have a pair of nude/beige high heels. They elongate and slim your legs and make you look fabulous. Trust me on this one...just go buy some like the above. No, they don't have to be Jimmy Choo's, just somewhat like those pictured above). Anyway...since I quit working to stay home and wear my running shoes most days when I slip on my heels for a special occasion, yowzaa! Ouch! Plus they give me cramps in my feet all night long after I've worn them. I do love, love, love me some high heels (because my 5'10" self needs to be taller). Luckily for some reason wedge heels don't bother me. I don't know why. Either way...I love you stilettos, will you still be my friend?

There it five "I Can'ts". What are some of yours? Go to the RHOK and link up!

Name That Tune!
No one got the the song from last Monday, but Korinne had the right idea. It is the hymn "How Great Thou Art." So here's the score:

Here's today's lyric:
"My hands are shaky and my knees are weak, I can't seem to stand on my own two feet."


Baloney said...

I have no idea about that song??
I like your list! Thanks for linking up!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Except for the alcohol I can't do any of that stuff either. Especially the eye shadow.

MommaAmma said...

I'm with you on the list! Except I sleep like a log. If there's a fire, Nip will have a hard time carrying all 3 of us outside.

Oh my Jimmy Choos. I've wanted that exact pair since I saw them on Kelly Rippa's teeny tiny feet. So beautiful.

And I can't play today. My brain hurts. But i'll try again tomorrow.

Impulsive Addict said...

I have an idea about the bikini. They make them with underwire now. That's all your girls need...just a little "pick-me-up"--literally. Try Dillards.

P.S. If you mailed my gift card, I don't have it yet.

P.S.S. I know the song (I think) but I'm gonna let someone else win this month. See? I'm nice. =)

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

Don't like IA fool ya, she ain't nice. LOL!

Okay, you have such great fashion sense. I promise not to wear glitter eyeshadow anymore. I'm 42 and I wish someone would have told me sooner. I kid, I kid. I haven't worn glitter shadow since - NEVER. LOL! I'm a basic brown and black kind of gal.

And, I've never owned a beige pair of stilettos. Beige? See! I'm so not fashionable. I would have chosen red. I'm wrong, just all wrong. But, I'm pretty sure a size 11 foot doesn't look good in beige stilettos. Even if it did, I know my feet would be killing me. I want my sexy back. =)

Thanks for linking up today. Yours was a fun read. =)

~Mrs. A

jennykate77 said...

Is that song I'm All Shook Up by Elvis Presley?

I could NEVER wear stilletos. I always wished that I could, but I walk like a complete idiot in anything over a couple inches high. I do good to just wear regular ol' high heels. Oh, and I could NEVER wear a kudos on that too!

Loved reading your list!

Melissa said...

Lol...I love this! Except I don't think I have EVER been able to get away with wearing glittering eye shadow! Lol

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Anonymous said...

I just want to b$tch slap the girl in the bikini....that's all!