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IM FEELING SO OLD

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JustJohn

JustJohn Report 19 Mar 2013 08:24

I have rinsed my hair a fleshy sort of colour and it gives me gravitas ;-)

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 18 Mar 2013 23:08

oh god Geordie i would die if someone offered me a seat on the bus or train.
Cooper, ive also been going gray slowly since my 20s

Wisechild.

im glad its not only me that sleeps in the evening,my parents are in their 70s and they dont sleep unless its in bed at night :-S

JOHN im in harlech on wed, have not seen the weather for the area yet,hopefully i wont have to go down because of the snow :-D
Ann im usually very energetic ,but lately its been hard,its the traveling i think. :-(

GinN

GinN Report 18 Mar 2013 22:32

I was 56 when I first covered my grey hair. A young lady offered me her seat on a tube train - that did it!!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 18 Mar 2013 22:29

well I've done the three score years and ten and more yet I only feel in my twenties in my head and I will continue to feel that way, come what may - age is just a number

I've been standing on the step stool down the garden getting the top branches off the magnolia and have started demolishing a bay tree which is now as high as the house - got a an inroad into it during the snow when the weight of the snow pulled the top branches down to ground level - managed to lop some off then - even though all the snow came off too and covered me from head to foot!! I shall continue lopping it until it is a manageable height

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Mar 2013 22:24

Well until last week, for the past two months I had let my hair go back to its natural colour which is now nearly all grey, but every time I looked in the mirror and saw this old lady looking back I didn't like it. So I have had it rinsed again and really it does make a difference to how I feel about myself. It would be different if it was a nice silver grey but it is a horrible dark patchy grey. I see nothing wrong in dying our hair if it makes us feel better.

Strangely there is a real difference in the way people treat you too, in shops and on the bus, when my hair was grey some of them spoke to me as if I was a child, slowly, almost patting me on the head. Now the grey is gone they speak in a totally different way.

GinN

GinN Report 18 Mar 2013 21:10

Waiting for my hair to be totally white, but while my roots still come in a patchy grey, It's blonde I will stay!

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 18 Mar 2013 21:00

I am looking forward to my hair being all grey, but at the moment its a bit salt and pepper with a white streak in the front. Slow going though :-D :-D

Love old Suggsy but sorry Bowie not my cuppa at all :-D

My blue bouffant in my avatar is a wig in case you were wondering ;-)

Cooper

Cooper Report 18 Mar 2013 20:49

Barb, my hair has been going grey since I was in my 20s, I have no idea what colour is under there :-D The hairdresser says its 90% grey. OH says that our youngest has the same colour hair as I had when he first met me, the old romantic :-D

Im sure I will cheer up about being 50, everyone nowadays seem so much younger than their years.

We have booked to see Suggs from Madness next month doing his One Man Show and my hero is number one in the Album Chart (David Bowie) so I know 50 is no age at all really.


Teresa x

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 18 Mar 2013 20:11

Just wondering why so many laydees feel the need to dye their hair.

I have a friend, only 53 who has to have it dyed regularly and when the roots start showing through its awful.

I think and just my personal opinion that dyed hair looks so hard and false.

Enjoy getting older, we spent years getting to this stage in our lives. :-) :-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 18 Mar 2013 20:06

Suzanne. Thinking about you today. Heard there were traffic delays on A470 today in Dogellau area because of snow!! What with getting through Snowdonia and over the Britannia (which always seems to be slow or blocked) yout journey must be a daily nightmare.

Another month and it will be fabolous scenery and sunshine to take your mind off your travel woes :-D

Cooper

Cooper Report 18 Mar 2013 19:58

Welcome to the club Suzanne, I was 50 on Saturday and how I dreaded it and was as miserable as sin for at least the last 4 months. Worse than dying the hair was plucking the eyebrows last week and finding......much to my horror a grey hair :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 Well i plucked it out quickly and found out most beauty salons do eyebrow tinting thank goodness.

My offspring are 21 and 14 so I still have teenage hormones and GCSEs here at the moment. I also work shifts and a late followed by an early is hard going but I am lucky enough to be part time. I dont travel as many miles as you but its a 30mile round trip when im at work.

I remember my Aunt telling me that when she got to 50 the same thing happened to her. I dismissed it at the time but how right she was!

I used to manage to go out after late shift and get up for an early with no hastle, I think it might be impossible now, id need a week off to recover

So you are not alone, Im am here, still grumping about being this age and will continue to grump until spring comes at least.



I think a cyber party is in order to shake off the winter blues :-D :-D :-D :-D


Teresa

wisechild

wisechild Report 18 Mar 2013 16:16

i retired at 60 & to be honest, I´m not sure how I kept going for the last 5 years or so.
I spent the 1st 2 years of my retirement asleep....or at least it felt like it.
Am now hurtling headlong towards 70 & have no idea where my life has gone. There are so many things I still want to do,if only I could remember what they are. ;-)

terryj

terryj Report 18 Mar 2013 15:29

forgot to add lots of ski holidays

spend
kids
inheritence

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 18 Mar 2013 14:44

Way to go Terry!!! :-D :-D :-D

terryj

terryj Report 18 Mar 2013 14:35

i am 62 coming on 18
you are as old as you mind wants to be
still ride my scooter up and down the country to rallies
still do the occasional bit of dancing
when the pain is more than the pleasure then i will have to find something else to do

grow old disgracefully is the way to go :-D

Merlin

Merlin Report 18 Mar 2013 13:57

Liked the bit about Dying your Hair :-D Sasha said to me the other day,Oh your hair is growing,My reply was,Which One?

GinN

GinN Report 18 Mar 2013 13:49

Don't worry, Suzanne, once the hormones level out, life picks up again! :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 18 Mar 2013 09:12

Travel gets to me Suzanne. I think it makes you very tired and tetchy.

And the roads are no fun now. I was taught to drive positively ie move forward when you could, drive at speeds suitable for conditions. Now roads are like a minefield with speed cameras, 20mph through villages, cameras to watch if you jump a light, mobile speed enforcement vans, bumps, chicanes, sleeping policemen. And other drivers are so aggressive these days - particularly girls in their 20's, I find.

Usually I only drive a few miles to work. But last fortnight I have been working in Swansea area. And I am very tired and exhausted.

If it is any consolation, I don't think it matters what age you are. You can be 30 or 80 - driving for work is no fun. :-(

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Mar 2013 09:04

It happens to us all. Dare we whisper the word ‘hormones’? ;-)

There’s some good advice given here, about trying to cut your hours or finding a new position with less travelling.

Hopefully you’ll feel more up-beat when spring and summer eventually arrive –it’s a long time coming this year. Enjoy your grandchildren while you can. They grow up so quickly.
<3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Mar 2013 08:55

I too wish I was 50 again. But, having said that I do remember that working full time as I got older did begin to take it out of me and I didn't travel like you do. So it is probably the working/travelling that does it. Just try and relax at weekends and do things that you like doing. Even simple things. If you are sleeping in the evening, are you then sleeping at night properly because if not that can make you feel exhausted.
Could you afford to change your job to one less onerous? Would you want to?
Maybe now is the time to take stock and sort out your options.

Libido, remind me, what is that?

Over 70 now and enjoying life, but fortunate enough to be able to afford holidays at the moment. I can't understand people of my age who want to go on working (not need to want to). I should have hated to go on working once I reached 60. The past 12+ years have been great.