Thursday, May 29, 2008

I was watching my bottom this morning

It's not that it's particularly huge; it just droops. It rises a good inch and a half when I clench it.

The question is: when did it drop? Did I get up one morning and it just decided enough was enough and it couldn't be bothered with the effort any more? I don't remember a sudden 'flop' as it collapsed wearily in the direction of my knees. Maybe it was never pert.

My tummy's always been lazy; I'm aware of that. Maybe I just never paid attention to my bottom. Maybe it's always dragged along behind me like extra baggage. Maybe the answer is to permanently clench.

The bags under my eyes are especially grey this morning too. When Husband is away - which he is every week - I stay up late and read until even later. This morning George decided he wanted to poop at 6.30. It was a beautiful morning and it was tempting to stay up (yeah, right) - but I made myself go back to bed. Like I told George, 'It's all right for you. You can sleep all morning. I have to get up and blog.'

I can't even blame next door's alarm: they got home at about 9 last night. I think their holiday must have been rained off.

Can you tell I feel very old today? Don't worry: it'll pass.


Elsie said...

Oh dear, Liz, don't feel old. I remember the first time I felt my bottom moving of its own accord. Daughter was two years old and decided to escape from the house. As I ran after her I could feel my butt jiggling up and down, up and down. I'd never felt anything like that before! I was mortified! And I was only 39! Now I affectionately call it my mum's bum. I've declared that all mum's get a pass on their bum, so stop clenching!

DeeJay said...

Hey Liz, don't worry - the reason for my own blog is that older is GOOD!!

Further on up the road said...

Liz don't feel too bad about it.

However - why are you watching your bottom? You need to get some man to be watching it... ;-)

Real beauty is always on the inside of the person anyway I normally find.
Some of the most "beautiful people" externally that I've met have been the most ugly on the inside once you start to get to know them.

MissKris said...

All my walking has kept my rear pretty firm for a 54 year old woman. It's my tummy that's just kind of -- there! Since my hysterectomy the bloat of it has reduced a LOT but it'll never be flat and firm like it was in my barely-there bikini days, hahaha! ;-P

CherryPie said...

Isn't that what bottoms do?

Ah yes further on up the road has it right about beauty :-)

leslie said...

Well, humph, all I can say is "at least you HAVE a bum!"

I need to either get implants or buy some of those new bum pads that give the illusion of a booty. All my life I've been teased about having a flat bottom and it can get very uncomfortable when you have to sit for long periods of time with nothing to cushion you.

No one is ever satisfied with themselves, are they? lol

jmb said...

Just the passing of time my dear, accept it graciously. Fix what you can and don't worry about the rest. Just try to remain healthy. Looking good is a bonus.

Anyway if you have to look good for some occasion there are lycra thingies to put everything back in the right place.

jams o donnell said...

I would not worry Liz. You look great in the photo hunt shot.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I think we all have "old" days, Liz! And what was George's reply?

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