Unrealistic Expectations

Fifty-nine is such an awkward age. In my mind I’m a slender twenty-something, long slender legs, perky breasts, etc., etc. In reality, I’m a slightly overweight, almost 60 year-old grandmother with an expanding waistline and flabby upper arms. 

Sometimes my mind orders clothes off the internet that my reality can’t wear. Take these lovely skirts from Darn Good Yarn:

   
 Made from recycled saris, they’re reversible and pretty much one-size-fits-all. My mind was so sure I was going to look like a bohemian darling. My reality said, “Nope. Nope. Nope.”

So now what? I guess I could take them to a consignment shop, but I’m not crazy about either of the ones I know about in Tallahassee. Maybe I could have someone make pillows out of them? 

Next time my mind tries to talk me into something like this I’m going to tell it to take a hike. But then, maybe it already has.

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

19 thoughts on “Unrealistic Expectations”

  1. I look like a crazy old lady and I don’t care. And I’m older than you. I think you should wear the skirts–maybe you could shorten them a little or make them into beach coverups? N.

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  2. Well, I;m 67 and I have the knee length version of these. And I like wearing them! I felt a bit weird at first, but being that I don’t much care what others think at this point, I wear them and like them. They’re comfortable. I’m thinking of ordering one or two of the longer ones. Have you seen the video they have on all the different ways to wear them? The longer skirts can double as a dress!

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