"Old Age Isn't For Sissies"
It must have been more than 25 years ago when I first saw
that bumper sticker. "Cute," I chuckled to myself, "What will
they think of next?" (How about "Whirled Peas"?)
Now in my fifties, I'm learning first hand what they're talking
about. From the frumpy grey-haired stranger that looks back at
me from the bathroom mirror every day to the closet full of
too-small clothes that I really should donate to the local
mission. And I'm beginning to understand my grandmother's
affinity to Ben Gay.
In fact, it's the aching joints that bother me the most. After
all, I don't have to look in the mirror, and I'm quite
comfortable wearing my sweats most of the time. But denial can
only take a gal so far. When I'm lying in bed with an aching
shoulder, it's not denial that helps me fall asleep.
It's my herbal heat wrap, with a little help from the microwave
I discovered this delightful remedy at a local tourist
attraction, complete with free entertainment, numerous food
vendors, and lots of "mom and pop" product booths. As I walked
through the small vintage firehouse, the smell of lavender was
inviting, so I took a closer look.
20 minutes later, and about $60.00 lighter, I walked away with
my only inedible purchase of the day. I had this lizard shaped
thingee around my neck, and a more versatile rectangular wrap in
Having had my heat wraps for several weeks now, I can
wholeheartedly recommend them. Of course, I recommend Heat Treats herbal wraps
because that's what I have and I know they work. These heat
wraps are filled with a combination of flax seed and lavender.
The flax seed releases a moist heat, while the lavender helps me
While there's nothing I can do to prevent getting older, at
least I can put off feeling older for a while longer.
Now if only I could solve my "secretary spread" as easily.