Okay, going full dark today and I’m not feeling depressed in any way while I write this. Quite the opposite really, but I will suggest I’m going to lose my male followers, before too long, much to their loss.
5, 4, 3, 2,
Most of my carers these days are older than me and a few of my friends. Which is great! Fine! Great, I’m not complaining because they bring a wealth of womanly advice.
Bet the guys are all gone.
Every month or so, the ladies and I get stuck on the topic of Crazy-Lady hormones.
Any guys still reading? Hit me with a like or a comment if you still are.
So, ladies this post is about sliding into the ‘Pause’ (yes Menopause) Apart from the irregular periods (shark week) and the heavy one month, light the next or the all-out ‘all the Crazy symptoms and a complete no-show of obvious. It came, no babies (said 1 young carer years ago)
One of my older carers and I used to share a conversation and you have all heard these stories.
Back in the day, picture the 60’s and theirs a couple chatting about their mutual friends. Two couples married around the same time, raised their children around the same time, holidayed together, worked together, did casserole night, you know, you get the picture. Then all of sudden, it goes full dark.
“Oh, I don’t know what happened, they were perfectly happy, married fifteen years, little ‘whoopsie’ was good at cricket (or whatever sport of the day) and then all of a sudden, he came home one day after work while she was cooking dinner and she just stabbed him to death. The Coroners report stated he was stabbed forty-seven times.
And now she lives in a mental asylum.
So, my carer and I share a look and a smile and this is the important part, if the guys kept reading.
Here’s what the wife dealt with that day, the kids, the housework, the shopping, cooking, ironing, laundry, the crazy itching, the hot flushes one moment and then the cool the next. The kids. And then the husband comes home and complained about why was it so cold inside?
Read the room. Don’t mess with a woman who has limited control over what is going on with her hormones.
She doesn’t know what’s going on.
Ergo, case in point.
Stabbed forty-seven times.
You are welcome.